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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 11,115 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 11,903 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 Apr, 1, 2015: 11,115 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 AttentionAnxietyRenal FailureSperm Concentration ZeroRenal DisorderAnxietyAggressionAnxiety
FibromyalgiaDry MouthPain In ExtremityPyrexiaPeriodontitisLoss Of ConsciousnessAbnormal BehaviourDepression
FatigueConfusional StatePainNightmareOsteonecrosisMyocardial InfarctionDepressionNausea
InsomniaDrug Exposure During PregnancyMyocardial InfarctionAnxietySclerodermaBipolar DisorderConstipationBack Pain
SomnolenceSupraventricular TachycardiaRheumatoid ArthritisDepressed Level Of ConsciousnessOsteomyelitisChronic Obstructive Pulmonary DiseaseAgitationArthralgia
Breast CancerAstheniaConstipationFatigueRaynaud's PhenomenonCataractDry MouthFall
HyperventilationHepatitis CholestaticHeadacheDepressionRenal FailureOverdosePsychotic DisorderOsteonecrosis Of Jaw
Feeling AbnormalDiabetes MellitusFatigueToxic Skin EruptionCerebrovascular AccidentPneumonia AspirationAmnesiaFatigue
HypertensionHallucinationAstheniaLacrimation IncreasedFatiguePulmonary EmbolismSuicidal IdeationDizziness

Most common side effects by gender * :

FallChest Pain
AstheniaBack Pain
Chest PainAsthenia

Most common side effects by age * :

CryptorchismConvulsions NosNauseaNauseaNauseaDepressionPainPain
Maternal Drugs Affecting FoetusAccidental ExposureSuicide AttemptPainAnxietyNauseaNauseaDyspnoea
Hernia CongenitalCardiac ArrestDrug IneffectiveVomitingDepressionAnxietyAnxietyAnxiety
HeadacheAbnormal Behaviour NosSuicidal IdeationDepressionHeadachePainDepressionFall
Overdose NosAtrioventricular Block First DegreeCrohn's DiseaseAbdominal Pain UpperPainChest PainChest PainAsthenia
DehydrationVictim Of Child AbuseDepressionAnxietyInsomniaInsomniaArthralgiaNausea
Poisoning DeliberateDeathHallucinationMigraineFatigueFatigueFallFatigue
Drug Exposure Via Breast MilkDermatomyositisPainFatigueChest PainDrug IneffectiveHeadacheBack Pain
Drug Exposure During PregnancyTransient Ischaemic AttackPyrexiaChest PainDrug IneffectiveBack PainFatigueDepression
PregnancyComaPost-traumatic Stress DisorderHeadachePyrexiaFallInsomniaArthralgia

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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On eHealthMe, Elavil (amitriptyline hydrochloride) is often used for depression. Find out below the conditions Elavil is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.

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