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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 11,113 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 11,897 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 Feb, 27, 2015: 11,113 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)AnxietyAggressionAnxiety
Fibromyalgia (a long-term condition which causes pain all over the body)Dry MouthPain In ExtremityPyrexia (fever)Periodontitis (inflammation of the tissue around the teeth)Loss Of ConsciousnessAbnormal BehaviourDepression
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Confusional StatePainNightmare (unpleasant dream)Osteonecrosis (death of bone)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)Drug Exposure During PregnancyMyocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)AnxietyScleroderma (hard skin)Bipolar Disorder (mood disorder)ConstipationBack Pain
Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)Supraventricular Tachycardia (rapid heart rhythm originating at or above the atrioventricular node)Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints)Depressed Level Of ConsciousnessOsteomyelitis (infection of bone)Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe)Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)Arthralgia (joint pain)
HyperventilationAsthenia (weakness)ConstipationFatigue (feeling of tiredness)Raynaud's Phenomenon (discoloration of the fingers, toes, and occasionally other areas)Cataract (clouding of the lens inside the eye)Dry MouthFall
Breast CancerHepatitis Cholestatic (flow of bile from the liver is slowed or blocked)Headache (pain in head)DepressionRenal Failure (kidney dysfunction)OverdosePsychotic DisorderOsteonecrosis Of Jaw (death of bone of jaw)
Feeling AbnormalDiabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Toxic 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)Amnesia (deficit in memory caused by brain damage, disease, or psychological trauma)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Hypertension (high blood pressure)Hallucination (an experience involving the perception of something not present)Asthenia (weakness)Lacrimation IncreasedFatigue (feeling of tiredness)Pulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)Suicidal IdeationDizziness

Most common side effects by gender * :

Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Anxiety
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 PainDrug IneffectiveBack PainFatigue (feeling of tiredness)Depression
PregnancyComa (state of unconsciousness lasting more than six hours)Post-traumatic Stress DisorderHeadache (pain in head)Pyrexia (fever)FallInsomnia (sleeplessness)Arthralgia (joint pain)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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