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Review: could Amitriptyline cause Decreased appetite?

We study 5,668 people who have side effects while taking Amitriptyline from FDA and social media. Among them, 71 have Decreased appetite. Find out below who they are, when they have Decreased appetite and more.

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Amitriptyline hydrochloride

Amitriptyline hydrochloride (latest outcomes from 7,079 users) has active ingredients of amitriptyline hydrochloride. It is often used in migraine.

Decreased appetite

Decreased appetite (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat) (latest reports from 385,590 patients) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, pain, osteoporosis.

On Aug, 14, 2014: 5,668 people reported to have side effects when taking Amitriptyline hydrochloride. Among them, 71 people (1.25%) have Decreased Appetite. They amount to 0.02% of all the 385,637 people who have Decreased Appetite on eHealthMe.

Trend of Decreased appetite in Amitriptyline hydrochloride reports

Time on Amitriptyline hydrochloride when people have Decreased appetite * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Decreased appetite30.77%15.38%0.00%7.69%38.46%7.69%0.00%

Gender of people who have Decreased appetite when taking Amitriptyline hydrochloride * :

Decreased appetite69.74%30.26%

Age of people who have Decreased appetite when taking Amitriptyline hydrochloride * :

Decreased appetite0.00%0.00%1.35%0.00%5.41%10.81%40.54%41.89%

Severity of Decreased appetite when taking Amitriptyline hydrochloride ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Decreased appetite0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Decreased appetite ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Decreased appetite0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (14 people, 19.72%)
  2. Hypertension (12 people, 16.90%)
  3. Breast cancer (10 people, 14.08%)
  4. Osteoporosis (8 people, 11.27%)
  5. Metastases to bone (7 people, 9.86%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Synthroid (19 people, 26.76%)
  2. Zometa (17 people, 23.94%)
  3. Aredia (16 people, 22.54%)
  4. Aspirin (16 people, 22.54%)
  5. Vicodin (14 people, 19.72%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • WalleyWalrus on Dec, 29, 2013:

    52 year old, white, female, recently diagnosed with Interstitial Cystitis (painful bladder syndrome). Also had recent surgery for mucocele on my appendix. Type II diabetes and gastrophoresis. Been taking amitriptyline for severe bladder pain for approx. 6 months. Began at 10mg increased to 25mg. Can't sleep at night, sleepy throughout the day, zero appetite, nothing tastes right even water, eat a few bites and can't swallow any more, lost 30 in 6 weeks, extremely weak muscles, balance issues, blood sugars high dispite lack of food, extreme constipation, depressed (no interest in anything) where I wasn't depressed before. I thought I was having a long recovery from my surgery. I keep feeling more sick and weak and don't want to eat. I have almost fallen several times because my legs start to give out from underneath me. I have worked full time for 30 years. I kept wondering what was wrong with me. I am having to steady myself with a cane and I don't have the strength to step onto a curb. I did some research and found that someone with gastrophoresis should not take amilyltriptoline! I also have type II diabetes and I take Ritalin for a sleep disorder and these are two other reasons why I should not take amilyltriptoline. I stopped it last night and will call my doctor tomorrow. I hope my bladder pain doesn't flare up, but I have to get off this medicine!


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