Side Effects Of Amitriptyline Tab 10mg

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David Says:

Common side effects of using Amitriptyline include:

Weight gain, dry mouth, loss of appetite, drowsiness, muscle stiffness, nausea, constipation, nervousness, dizziness, blurred vision, urinary retention and insomnia.

NOTE: This is not a complete list of side effects.

To view more information about this drug, as well as a full list of side effects, please visit the link below...

If you have any other questions or concerns, please post back so I can further assist you.

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Tgirl Says:

I was prescribed these tabs when I had bad attack of migraine, believe me I didnt take kindly to them, I was always drowsy and sleepy and had to quit taking them. It was like I was on valium.

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lea Says:

Been taking Amitriptyline for over 3 years now. It has definitely reduced number of migraine attacks. I cut a 10 mg tablet in half & take one half each day before evening meal. Yes, it did make me sleepy if I took a whole 10 mg tablet that is why I have tried to become less dependent on it. It doesn't suit everybody. To try & prevent acute attacks I am prescribed Eletriptan, but if my migraine has progressed to vomiting this won't be effective. Have you tried Eletriptan? It can work well if taken early enough.

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Carolyne Says:

Hi. I have just been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome and been given 10mg of amitrip a day. I have only been on it 5 days but I barely function..I am drowsy and very slow in moving and find it hard to concentrate. It is effecting my job. How long before these side effects go? :(

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Joanne Says:

I have been on it for more that 11 years, but I find that I need to take it sometime between 5:30 pm and 7:00 pm for it to work well and not make me too drowsy but still let it help me to get a good sleep.

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Mar Says:

Take the medication at night time! It makes you sleepy (which is a benefit to me). I wake up refreshed, but it took a few weeks of slow wake up days before I felt normal.

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hannah long Says:

HI I have been taking amtriptyline 10mg for a week now because i get headaches. Since i have been taking them my headaches are alot better. The only side effect i am getting is a pressure feeling in the middle of my forehead im hoping it will fade soon

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Tracy Says:

I was taking amitriptyline for a month & I found they really helped me get a good nights kip. I never really had a problem b4 I just felt more refreshed when on these. I was given them for my migraines & felt they really helped however once I ran out of them I couldn't sleep! I went bk 2 my doc for a repeat prescription & when I told her I had trouble sleeping she refused point blank to give me them because of the side effect I was having. I wasn't told b4 they can cause insomnia & I feel I should've. I have 2 young children & sleep is a must with such an active life style. B4 taking these make sure u know all the pros & cons. I was told to take 1-3 10mg tablets each evening. I started on 1 & went up to 2 & wish I hadn't have!

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Simerjit Singh Says:

Sir, I am used to of excess urination. I am not diabitic. My doctor has advised me amitrityline 10 (one Aat 6 PM). Please let me know whether to take this medicine or not, i anm little afraid of side effects. Please advice me. Thanks in anticipation.

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Robin Says:

I have been on amitrip for 8 months and it did wonders for my chronic migraine attacks and bad sleeping habits. Side affects are horrible. I experienced the weight gain and excessive urinating. I started on out 50mg, now I am down to 10mg and hopefully by the end of the summer, I can be off this meds. Caution, do not just try to stop taking this meds, you have to slowly wean yourself off. I tried to come off to early and my migranes came back with a VENGENCE.

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I can sleep again! Says:

In May a year ago I was prescribed Amitriptyline 10 mg, 3 tabs at bedtime (30 mg) for extreme sleep deprivation brought on by a very painful mysterious mouth condition that kept me from falling sleeping, or sleeping more than 1 hour at a time. I had been previously been prescribed several other Rx sleep aids, none of which worked, along with taking O-T-C Melatonin.
However, this Rx worked wonders. I fall asleep quickly and sleep for up to 3-4 hrs. at a time, but when I do wake in the night, after a quick bathroom break, I fall right back to sleep. I wake feeling well rested. It doesn't make sense to me why a doctor would prescribe this medication for daytime use! It puts you to sleep!
WARNING: If you need a Rx sleep aid, I suggest you do not take Ambian or Xanax. They have recently been reported to have some very serious side effects and addiction issues.

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Marya Says:

Robin, I take 10 mg and have virtually no side-effects. Taken at night an hour or so before bedtime... it's a wonder-drug. I love it! I had major trauma in my life with the tragic loss of three family members and I could not sleep and was almost unable to continue. Life is good again.

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I can sleep again! Says:

Robin, I take 3 10mg tabs at night for sleep. I'm surprised you were prescribed 50 mg to begin with. I was informed by my doctor that recent research found that taking more than 40 mg max. may cause heart failure! I'm so sorry this didn't work for you and you experienced so many side effects. So glad you didn't experience the most serious one!

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susie Says:

You could be taking too much cut it in half

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Fatso Says:

I recently experienced an acute lower back pain and was prescribed 25mg of amitri tabs. It's been 2 weeks and I quit the meds. I have irritating dry mouth,dizziness,lack of concentration plus unexplained tiredness. Is all the above side effects from the drug? My doc says my body wil adjust. Is this true. Help please.

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Mary Says:

If you're taking Amitriptiline, you should only take the medication at night. I sleep like a baby and wake up refreshed. However, you do have an adjustment period. It did take a few weeks to get used to it.

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Fatso Says:

Ok thanks, I also have a ery peaciful sleep,sometimes I even forget to dream.........thats how good the sleep is bt unfortunately it spills into the following day and I experience a very dreadful day. I will carry on another week or so to see if I adapt. Thanks once again.

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Kitten Says:

I have been on 10mg amatrip for 4 nights now, I'm sleeping a lot better, but am finding I'm getting a heavy headache the next day, is this normal ????

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Fatso Says:

Kitten,thats exactly what those tabs make me feel and the headaches are erratic?

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Kitten Says:

It seems to come on early afternoon and then gets worse until I take my tablet in the evening, like now took my tablet about an hour ago and my head is settling down, I'm hoping this won't last longer than a few weeks as they really are helping relax in the evening and sleep better which was why I needed them

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