AMITRIPTYLINE

delivered into medical use in 1961, a tricyclic antidepressant- initially, used in conjunction with imipramine solely as an antidepressant, it is now recognized additionally as having substantial antihistamine, adrenoreceptor blocking, and anticholinergic properties. The drug presents unintended effects and possible risks of poisoning when misused that has lead to a decrease in it's use as an antidepressant. It is now more commonly used in small doses to control ongoing pain and suffered, as well as it's use in cases of trying to block or prevent migraine headaches. Also, it can be prescribed in a form which is blended with antipsychotics or benzodiazepine anxiolytics. The brand name for amitriptyline in the USA is Elavil.

AMITRIPTYLINE: "During her recovery from the surgery, the physician on staff called for the nurse to administer amitriptyline regularly for the patient's pain management."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "AMITRIPTYLINE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/amitriptyline/ (accessed October 15, 2019).
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