Elavil is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat depression. Elavil may help manage neuropathic pain. Elavil is sometimes prescribed to treat depression and neuropathic pain associated with multiple sclerosis (MS). Elavil is also known by its drug name, amitriptyline.
Elavil is a tricyclic antidepressant. Elavil is believed to work by changing the balance of neurotransmitters in the brain.
How do I take it?
Elavil is generally taken once or twice a day.
Elavil comes in tablet form.
The FDA-approved label for Elavil lists common side effects including drowsiness, dizziness, and dry mouth. Elavil may also cause weight gain, constipation, trouble urinating, and blurred vision.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Elavil include worsening depression, suicidal thoughts, psychosis, and vision changes.
For more details about this treatment, visit:
Elavil — RxList
Pain, Pain, Go Away: Antidepressants and Pain Management — National Center for Biotechnology Information
Elavil — National MS Society
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