Arrow-Amitriptyline (Amitriptyline Hydrochloride)
What is Arrow-Amitriptyline (Amitriptyline Hydrochloride) used for?
Arrow-Amitriptyline (Amitriptyline HCL) is an oral tricyclic antidepressant prescribed for the treatment of depression. It operates by balancing the levels of chemicals in the brain to stabilize mood and behavior. This can prevent symptoms associated with these conditions including anxiety, insomnia, or feelings of guilt or worthlessness. This medication may also be used for the treatment of bedwetting affecting older children or to prevent migraines. Your physician may prescribe it to be used along with others or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Arrow-Amitriptyline (Amitriptyline Hydrochloride)?
Always follow your physician's instructions while using Arrow-Amitriptyline (Amitriptyline HCL) to ensure the safest and most effective results from treatment. The typical dosage is one to four tablets administered each day, but your individual directions will be based on your age, weight, current health, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a snack or meal is suggested before use if you experience nausea. Do not split, crush, or chew the tablets before use to avoid unintentionally destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about using the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Arrow-Amitriptyline (Amitriptyline Hydrochloride)?
Some patients using Arrow-Amitriptyline (Amitriptyline HCL) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Serious side effects that may require immediate medical attention include severe headaches, faintness, fever, flu symptoms, confusion, balance problems, chest pain, trouble breathing, sensitive skin, easier bruising, muscle twitches, urinary retention, or seizures. Contact your physician as soon as any worrying symptoms appear to make sure the necessary changes are made to your dosage or frequency of administration to prevent more health complications from occurring.
Arrow-Amitriptyline (Amitriptyline HCL) should not be used by patients who have arrhythmias, a recent heart attack, heart block, bipolar disorder, severe liver disease, porphyrias, or who have taken an MAOI medication within the last two weeks. It is also important to inform your physician if you have diabetes, chronic constipation, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, heart disease, glaucoma, an enlarged prostate, bipolar disorder, psychotic illness, epilepsy, liver problems, reduced kidney function, or a tumor affecting the adrenal gland. These conditions may require changes to your regimen to prevent unexpected health complications from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Arrow-Amitriptyline (Amitriptyline Hydrochloride). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.