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Review: Elavil side effects

In this review, we analyze Elavil side effects by the time on the drug, gender and age (0-60+) of the people who have side effects while taking Elavil. The review is based on 11,105 people who have side effects while taking Elavil from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What is Elavil

Elavil (latest outcomes from 11,891 users) has active ingredients of amitriptyline hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (amitriptyline hydrochloride): Amitriptyline Hydrochloride, Endep, Amitril, Amitid.

On Nov, 25, 2014: 11,105 people who reported to have side effects when taking Elavil are studied


Most common side effects over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Disturbance In AttentionDepressionDizzinessDiarrhoeaDepressionDepressionAnxietyPain
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)AnxietyRenal Failure (kidney dysfunction)Sperm Concentration Zero (zero sperm)Renal Disorder (kidney disease)AnxietyAbnormal BehaviourAnxiety
Fibromyalgia (a long-term condition which causes pain all over the body)Confusional StateMyocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Pyrexia (fever)Periodontitis (inflammation of the tissue around the teeth)Loss Of ConsciousnessAggressionDepression
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Supraventricular Tachycardia (rapid heart rhythm originating at or above the atrioventricular node)PainNightmare (unpleasant dream)Raynaud's Phenomenon (discoloration of the fingers, toes, and occasionally other areas)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)DepressionNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Dry MouthPain In ExtremityAnxietyScleroderma (hard skin)Bipolar Disorder (mood disorder)ConstipationBack Pain
Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)Asthenia (weakness)ConstipationDepressed Level Of ConsciousnessOsteomyelitis (infection of bone)Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe)Psychotic DisorderArthralgia (joint pain)
HyperventilationDrug Exposure During PregnancyHypertension (high blood pressure)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Osteonecrosis (death of bone)Cataract (clouding of the lens inside the eye)Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)Fall
Breast CancerHepatitis Cholestatic (flow of bile from the liver is slowed or blocked)Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints)DepressionRenal Failure (kidney dysfunction)OverdoseShort-term Memory LossOsteonecrosis Of Jaw (death of bone of jaw)
Feeling AbnormalFatigue (feeling of tiredness)DepressionToxic Skin Eruption (skin breakdown due to toxic substance)Cerebrovascular Accident (sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture)Pneumonia Aspiration (bronchopneumonia that develops due to the entrance of foreign materials into the bronchial tree)Suicidal IdeationFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Hypertension (high blood pressure)Hallucination (an experience involving the perception of something not present)AnxietyLacrimation IncreasedBack PainPulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)Dysarthria (speech disorder)Pain In Extremity

Most common side effects by gender * :

Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Pain
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
DepressionInsomnia (sleeplessness)
FallChest Pain
Headache (pain in head)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Asthenia (weakness)Back Pain
Chest PainAsthenia (weakness)
Arthralgia (joint pain)Pyrexia (fever)

Most common side effects by age * :

CryptorchismConvulsions Nos (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled of muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)DepressionPainPain
Maternal Drugs Affecting Foetus (chemical affecting the baby before birth taken by mother)Accidental ExposureSuicide AttemptPainAnxietyNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Hernia Congenital (congenital malformation (birth defect) of the diaphragm)Cardiac ArrestDrug IneffectiveVomitingDepressionAnxietyAnxietyAnxiety
Headache (pain in head)Abnormal Behaviour NosSuicidal IdeationDepressionHeadache (pain in head)PainDepressionFall
Overdose NosAtrioventricular Block First Degree (heart block first degree)Crohn's Disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract)Abdominal Pain UpperPainChest PainChest PainAsthenia (weakness)
Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)Victim Of Child AbuseDepressionAnxietyInsomnia (sleeplessness)Insomnia (sleeplessness)Arthralgia (joint pain)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Poisoning DeliberateDeathHallucination (an experience involving the perception of something not present)Migraine (headache)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)FallFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Drug Exposure Via Breast MilkDermatomyositis (inflammation of the skin and underlying muscle tissue, typically occurring as an autoimmune condition or associated with internal cancer)PainFatigue (feeling of tiredness)Chest PainDrug IneffectiveHeadache (pain in head)Back Pain
Drug Exposure During PregnancyTransient Ischaemic Attack (a transient episode of neurologic dysfunction caused by ischemia (loss of blood flow))Pyrexia (fever)Chest PainPyrexia (fever)Back PainFatigue (feeling of tiredness)Depression
PregnancyComa (state of unconsciousness lasting more than six hours)Post-traumatic Stress DisorderDrug IneffectiveDrug IneffectiveFallInsomnia (sleeplessness)Arthralgia (joint pain)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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    my friend is suffering from rhumatory arthertis.and is currenty taking cocaine. oxy cotin,prestine, wellbutrim, predisone 10mg what side effects should she expect ?????


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    (Asked by a 66 year old woman who has Insomnia, Parkinson's Disease, and takes Azilect)
    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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    (Asked by a 36 year old woman who has Prolapse Heart Valve/murmor, Sciatica, Interstitail Cystitus,, and takes Hydroxyzine, Amitriptyline Hydrochloride, Cyclobenzaprine Hydrochloride, Estradiol )
    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 w ...

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    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 reactio ...

  • I have cfs and have been treated for depression for years.will adderall replace the antidepressants ect that i'm taking now?
    (Asked by a 41 year old woman who has CFS, Depression - Major, and takes Wellbutrin, Lamotrigine, Diazepam, Zopiclone, Elavil, Percocet)
    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! Gl ...

  • Do you see any relationship between insomnia and dehydration?
    (Asked by a 59 year old woman who has Initial Insomnia, and takes Lexapro, Wellbutrin, Estrogenic Substance, Amitriptyline Hydrochloride)
    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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