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Amitriptyline generally isn’t recommended if you’re pregnant. Your doctor will only prescribe it if you’re pregnant, if the benefits outweigh the risks. If they don’t think it’s right for you, don’t worry, as they will suggest another treatment.

Talk to the person treating you if you’re taking any other medicines, such as:

Taking more than your prescribed dose can cause serious side effects, such as changes to your heartbeat, seizures and fits.

If you’re a woman who has been through menopause, you should contact your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any vaginal bleeding.


You should call 999 or go to A&E if:

Most people can take amitriptyline. It’s safe to be prescribed to adults or children.

Serotonin is thought to improve your mood, sleep and the way your body responds to pain.


You may feel a bit better after one or two weeks. But it can take four to six weeks for amitriptyline to work as a painkiller.

You should talk to your doctor before making any changes to your treatment. They’ll probably recommend that you reduce the dose slowly over several weeks or more, depending on how long you’ve been taking it.

If you or a loved one are struggling with depression, contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline at 1-800-662-4357 for information on support and treatment facilities in your area.

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Additional Things to Know

This article breaks down the common and severe side effects you might experience while using Elavil, how to cope with these side effects, and outlines any potential risks of taking the drug.