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It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Amit 25.
Amit 25 may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing... View More
Amit 25 is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Amit 25 may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive. Amit 25 may impair your alertness which may affect your ability to drive.
Amit 25 is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Amit 25 may not be needed in th... View More
Amit 25 should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Amit 25 may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Use of Amit 25... View More
Amit 25 is used in the treatment of depression. It is also used to treat and prevent chronic nerve-related (neuropathic) pain, migraine, tension-type he... View More
Uses of Amit 25
- Neuropathic pain
Side effects of Amit 25
- Difficulty in urination
- Dryness in mouth
- Increased heart rate
- Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
- Weight gain
- Aggressive behavior
- Nasal congestion (stuffy nose)
How to use Amit 25
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Amit 25 may be taken with ... View More
How Amit 25 works
Amit 25 is a tricyclic antidepressant. It works by increasing the levels of chemical messengers in the brain that help in regulating mood and treat depr... View More
What if you forget to take Amit 25?
If you miss a dose of Amit 25, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your r... View More
- It may take 4 to 6 weeks for Amit 25 to start working. Keep taking it as prescribed.
- It may cause sleepiness. Take it at bedtime and do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
- Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Amit 25 as it may cause excessive sleepiness.
- Monitor your weight during the treatment as this medicine can cause weight gain and increased appetite.
- It may cause sudden drop in your blood pressure. Rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
- Talk to your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or develop suicidal thoughts.
Adult: PO Depression Initial:50-75 mg/day; up to 150 mg/day if needed. Max: 300 mg/day in severe cases. Neuropathic pain Initial: 10-25 mg/day at nigh... View More
Increased risk of serotonin syndrome w/ SSRIs, TCAs, triptans, fentanyl, lithium, tramadol. May reduce plasma levels w/ barbiturates, rifampicin and oth... View More
Bipolar illness, pregnancy, lactation elderly, CVS disease, renal or liver impairment, epilepsy, thyroid dysfunction, DM. Avoid abrupt withdrawal; urina... View More
Amitriptyline is a dibenzocycloheptadiene tricyclic antidepressant. It increases synaptic concentration of serotonin and/or norepinephrine in the CNS by... View More
PO Depression Child: Adolescent: Initially, 25-50 mg/day as a single dose (at bedtime) or in divided doses. Nocturnal enuresis Child: 6-10 yr 10-2... View More
Mode of Action
May be taken with or without food.
Migraine headache, Depression, Neuropathic pain, Post-herpetic neuralgia, Nocturnal enuresis
Pregnancy Category Note
Postural hypotension, tachycardia, conduction disturbances. Dry mouth, wt gain, sour or metallic taste, stomatitis, constipation; blurring of vision, ur... View More
Hypersensitivity, use of MAO inhibitors within the last 14 days; acute recovery phase post-MI. Concurrent usage with cisapride.
The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More