Arrow-Amitriptyline (Amitriptyline Hydrochloride)
What is Arrow-Amitriptyline (Amitriptyline Hydrochloride) used for?
Arrow-Amitriptyline (Amitriptyline HCL) is a tricyclic antidepressant prescribed for the treatment of patients suffering from depression. The medication operates by balancing the levels of certain chemicals in the brain to reduce the occurrence of symptoms such as anxiety, feelings of guilt, fatigue, or difficulty sleeping. This action may also make it useful for treating bedwetting in older children or for the prevention of migraines. Your doctor may also prescribe this medication to be used along with others or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Arrow-Amitriptyline (Amitriptyline Hydrochloride)?
Strictly follow your doctor`s instructions while using Arrow-Amitriptyline (Amitriptyline HCL) to ensure the safest and most effective results during treatment. Most patients are prescribed a dosage of one tablet administered one to four times each day, but your particular directions will be based on your individual age, weight, health condition, and symptom severity. These doses should be taken along with a full glass of water and may be consumed on an empty stomach. A meal or snack may be suggested prior to use if you experience nausea. Never crush, chew, or split the tablets before use to avoid unintentionally destroying or altering their effects. Ask your doctor any questions you have about the medication before beginning use to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Arrow-Amitriptyline (Amitriptyline Hydrochloride)?
Arrow-Amitriptyline (Amitriptyline HCL) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Contact your doctor immediately if any serious or worrying side effects occur including severe headaches, chest pain, difficulty breathing, confusion, hallucinations, faintness, muscle tremors, stiff movements, numbness, skin rashes, sensitive skin, easier bruising, urinary retention, or seizures. These conditions may require reduced dosages, reduced application frequency, or immediate medical attention in serious or life threatening cases to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Arrow-Amitriptyline (Amitriptyline HCL) should not be prescribed to patients who have arrhythmias, closed angle glaucoma, bipolar disorder, heart block, severe liver disease, who have recently had a heart attack, or who have taken an MAOI medication within the last two weeks. It is also recommended to disclose if you have diabetes, heart disease, chronic constipation, a history of urinary retention, a history of suicidal thoughts, a history of glaucoma, an enlarged prostate, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, or reduced liver function. These conditions may cause unexpected health complications requiring special alterations to your regimen.
Strictly use Arrow-Amitriptyline (Amitriptyline Hydrochloride) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Arrow-Amitriptyline (Amitriptyline Hydrochloride) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.