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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 11,098 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 11,885 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 Sep, 1, 2014: 11,098 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
FibromyalgiaSupraventricular TachycardiaMyocardial InfarctionPyrexiaPeriodontitisLoss Of ConsciousnessConstipationDepression
FatigueDry MouthPainNightmareRaynaud's PhenomenonMyocardial InfarctionAbnormal BehaviourNausea
InsomniaConfusional StatePain In ExtremityAnxietySclerodermaBipolar DisorderDepressionBack Pain
SomnolenceDrug Exposure During PregnancyConstipationDepressed Level Of ConsciousnessOsteomyelitisChronic Obstructive Pulmonary DiseaseInsomniaArthralgia
HyperventilationAstheniaHypertensionFatigueOsteonecrosisCataractPsychotic DisorderFall
Breast CancerWolff-parkinson-white SyndromeRheumatoid ArthritisDepressionRenal FailureOverdoseSuicidal IdeationOsteonecrosis Of Jaw
HypertensionHepatitis CholestaticDepressionToxic Skin EruptionCerebrovascular AccidentPneumonia AspirationDysarthriaFatigue
Feeling AbnormalHallucinationAnxietyLacrimation IncreasedBack PainPulmonary EmbolismChillsPain In Extremity

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 AbuseHallucinationAnxietyInsomniaInsomniaArthralgiaNausea
Poisoning DeliberateDeathDepressionMigraineFatigueFatigueFallFatigue
Drug Exposure Via Breast MilkDermatomyositisPainFatigueChest PainDrug IneffectiveHeadacheBack Pain
Drug Exposure During PregnancyTransient Ischaemic AttackPyrexiaChest PainPyrexiaBack PainFatigueDepression
PregnancyComaPost-traumatic Stress DisorderDrug IneffectiveDrug IneffectiveFallInsomniaArthralgia

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (3 days ago):

  • Elavil, 25mg @ night stopped an 11 month chronic headache after a head injury, I sustained 1 1/2 years ago.
    Additionally, Neurologist prescribed 100 mg Lyrica for chronic back/nerve pain from moderate/severe spinal injuries, sustained 20+ years earlier. (Crushed/cracked verabrae and 3 intervertebral disc bulges)
    I had been using Ibuprofen daily in moderate to heavy dosage for the last 20+ years. (800+ mg daily B/4 and then continually after recent head injury)
    I was advised to stop/reduce use of Motrin to 1/2 month or less. It is still the best pain relief but have reduced to PRN, perhaps 200 mg alternate days.
    Since treatment with Lyrica I've noticed reduced nerve pain and stopped using Elavil for sake of not feeling so "wrecked" in the mornings. I have also developed a severe sleep apnoea, treated unsuccessfully via CPAP device which is unbearable to use. I have subsequently suffered with depression/mood disorder for 20+ years and am currently un-treated for this long-standing vulnerability which came back with a vengence after the head-injury. I feel irregularity to my heart beat by the end of the day. I feel suicidal and violently angry.


    dutchgirlsamm on Aug, 30, 2014:

    Lyrics is known to cause suicidal thoughts and aggression...its called an adverse reaction.


  • From this study (4 days ago):

  • I took my pills yesterday night before I went to bed and I was fine then around two hours later I got extremely tired. I also feel s if I could do anything. Before I fell asleep I could feel my heart beat getting slower.


  • From this study (6 days ago):

  • I get diarrhoea only at night time. I take Endep only at night... and Lyrica 150mg at night (75mg in the morning)... and the Pristiq in the morning.


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