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Review: could Amitriptyline hydrochloride cause Mood swings?





Summary: Mood swings is found among people who take Amitriptyline hydrochloride, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Neurontin, and have Depression.

We study 5,725 people who have side effects while taking Amitriptyline hydrochloride from FDA and social media. Among them, 43 have Mood swings. Find out below who they are, when they have Mood swings and more.

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Amitriptyline hydrochloride

Amitriptyline hydrochloride has active ingredients of amitriptyline hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Amitriptyline hydrochloride 7,147 users)

Mood swings

Mood swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood) has been reported by people with quit smoking, depression, birth control, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, stress and anxiety.(view latest reports from 24,705 patients)

On Nov, 26, 2014: 5,725 people reported to have side effects when taking Amitriptyline hydrochloride. Among them, 43 people (0.75%) have Mood Swings.

Trend of Mood swings in Amitriptyline hydrochloride reports

Time on Amitriptyline hydrochloride when people have Mood swings * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Mood swings11.11%0.00%44.44%0.00%33.33%11.11%0.00%

Gender of people who have Mood swings when taking Amitriptyline hydrochloride * :

FemaleMale
Mood swings69.77%30.23%

Age of people who have Mood swings when taking Amitriptyline hydrochloride * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Mood swings0.00%0.00%8.11%8.11%27.03%32.43%18.92%5.41%

Severity of Mood swings when taking Amitriptyline hydrochloride ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Mood swings11.11%11.11%44.44%33.33%

How people recovered from Mood swings ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Mood swings0.00%16.67%83.33%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (11 people, 25.58%)
  2. Ill-defined disorder (7 people, 16.28%)
  3. Insomnia (6 people, 13.95%)
  4. Back pain (6 people, 13.95%)
  5. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (5 people, 11.63%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (13 people, 30.23%)
  2. Fentanyl (7 people, 16.28%)
  3. Citalopram hydrobromide (7 people, 16.28%)
  4. Oxycodone hcl (6 people, 13.95%)
  5. Sertraline hcl (6 people, 13.95%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I take 20mg of amitriptyline each notgh to help me sleep. i have just been diagnosed with parkinsons and need to takae azilect, whihc is an mao-b inhibotor, can i take them together
    Can I take both these tables together? My consultant said it was ok to take both
    but the Amitriptyline instructions say do not take with MAO-B inhibitors, Azilect is an MAO-B inhibitors
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    I have had interstitail cystitus for almost four years now.I have been on every kind of drug,other than pain pills.I will not take them,I don't believe in them they only mask the problem and cause addiction.of course,just my belief.I have had d.s.m.o. repetitively for first year and a half twice a week.I have tried physical therapy .I have had five hydrodistention.I just recently had my first hydrodistention with botox injections.nothing has kept me out of pain .even when I am doing good I can only seem to reach a six in my pain level.my frequency average is and has been 30-40Times a day.I am,or,was a chef kitchen manager.could not perform and lost two jobs because of this disease.my flanks,my lower back ,my legs,my arms all ways in pain.pelvic pain is constant.I'd rather not go into further details way too personal.but this has taken my life.I am 35.I have led a fairly healthy life.I have no life now.I am seeking disability .Every Dr. I go to has a different option about the sciatic part of my problem some Dr.s are very sure and as a matter of fact about how it is in conjunction with I.c..others look at me like I'm nuts?why do I limp?why can't I get in and out of a car,or bend down and touch my toes,pick heavy stuff up.just to laugh at times hurts.this is my life ,I gotta wonder ,is there any one else out there going through the same symptoms and no relief?
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  • Does bcaa cause migraines?
    I took 3 capsules of BCAA and within the next hour I developed a very aggressive migraine. Believing the migraine may have been separate to the tablets, I took another 3 capsules the next day and again within 1 hour I developed a very aggressive migraines. Has anyone had a similar adverse reaction?
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  • I have cfs and have been treated for depression for years.will adderall replace the antidepressants ect that i'm taking now? (1 answer)
    I have a long history of depression and anxiety disorder.I was recently diagnosed with CFS.Now that I know exactly what this disease entails,everything makes perfect sense.My physical symptoms,with the exception of increased debilitating pain over the last 2 years, I had come to accept as normal! Glandular pain,thunderstorm headaches,sweating and chills and pure exhaustion. I have an appointment with my psyciatrist in a week to discuss Adderall. My family doctor wants to try it because i've been on EVERY antidepressant,add ons ect. out there but nothing helps my sheer exhaustion.She's not very familiar with lamotragene and wants his opinion first.Nothing works for me and I truely believe that because of my history with depression,CFS has been overlooked.



    My life has been a living hell. I have an 11yr old daughter,and i feel like i've been robbed of her childhood. Nothing else matters.I am divorced and because of my illness and lack of ability to look after her,I reserve every ounce of energy i have to spend with her. And even then....Mommy's always tired.This is not a life.I've isolated myself so much that all other relationships in my life i've let slip away.



    I've decreased the wellbutrin and lamotrogene before I see my Doctor so hopefully there will be NO reason for him to start me on Adderall.I'm putting so much hope into this treatment. I've used stimulants in the past(ephedrine,bennies)and that's the only time I've ever felt human in the past 10 years.

    I want this to work soooooo bad but i'm a little scared that I'm setting myself up for a fall.

    Any thoughts?
    Reply
  • Do you see any relationship between insomnia and dehydration?
    I cannot fall asleep. Sometimes it takes several hours (4-5). I have been taking Amitriptyline 10 mg for almost a year which helped tremendously and lately has not helped at all.
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