A Tricyclic antidepressant used in low doses to suppress bladder voiding. This can help patients with nocturia get a reasonable amount of sleep. Side effects can include; Weight gain, dry mouth and drowsiness.
An antidepressant medication. In some patients with depression, abnormal levels of brain chemicals called neurotransmitters may relate to the depression. Amitriptyline elevates mood by raising the level of neurotransmitters in brain tissue. Amitriptyline is also a sedative that is useful for depressed patients with insomnia, restlessness, and nervousness. It is sometimes used to treat fibromyalgia and symptoms related to chronic pain. Brand names are Elavil and Endep. A generic version is available.
Amitriptyline hydrochloride (sold as ElavilÂ®, TryptanolÂ®, EndepÂ®, ElatrolÂ®, TryptizolÂ®, TrepilineÂ®) is a tricyclic antidepressant drug. It is a white, odorless, crystalline compound which is freely soluble in water and usually dispensed in tablet form.