Review: could Elavil cause Acne?


Acne is found among people who take Elavil, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 10+ years, also take medication Afinitor, and have Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumour . We study 11,834 people who have side effects while taking Elavil from FDA and social media. Among them, 23 have Acne. Find out below who they are, when they have Acne and more.

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Elavil has active ingredients of amitriptyline hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Elavil 12,717 users)


Acne (skin problems that cause pimples) has been reported by people with ulcerative colitis, pain, crohn's disease, intestinal haemorrhage, colitis (latest reports from 35,079 Acne patients).

On Aug, 28, 2016

11,834 people reported to have side effects when taking Elavil.
Among them, 23 people (0.19%) have Acne

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Elavil cause Acne?

Time on Elavil when people have Acne *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 100 %

Gender of people who have Acne when taking Elavil *:

  • female: 91.3 %
  • male: 8.7 %

Age of people who have Acne when taking Elavil *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 13.64 %
  • 30-39: 31.82 %
  • 40-49: 36.36 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 18.18 %

Severity if Acne when taking Elavil **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumour (7 people)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (3 people)
  • Vitamin Supplementation (2 people)
  • Insulinoma (2 people)
  • Anxiety (2 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Sandostatin Lar (7 people)
  • Codeine Syrup (7 people)
  • Afinitor (7 people)
  • Gabapentin (4 people)
  • Fosamax (4 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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