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Elavil

Elavil Product Description

A mood-elevating medicine(antidepressant) used for the relief of depression in patients over 12 years of age. It may also be used to treat the following: Control chronic pain; bulimia; to prevent the start of cluster and migraine headaches; to treat weeping and laughing due to brain disease in multiple sclerosis patients.Store at room temperature in a child-resistant container. Protect from light and moisture.How much medicine you take and how often you take it depends on many factors, including the condition being treated, your age, and weight. If you have any questions about the amount and/or frequency of the medicine you are taking, talk with your health care provider. Lower doses are recommended for elderly, adolescent, and outpatients, as compared to hospitalized patients. Smaller initial doses may be needed to minimize side effects. This medicine may take up to 30 days to control symptoms of depression. It may be necessary to continue therapy for 3 months or longer once symptoms are controlled. Using this medicine with alcohol or certain medications (eg, pain relievers, sedatives, antihistamines) may cause added drowsiness. Notify your health care provider if you develop a fever or sore throat. Symptoms of nausea, headache, or fatigue may develop if you stop taking this medicine suddenly after long-term use. Taking this medicine at bedtime may help reduce side effects (eg, daytime drowsiness). Discuss this possibility with your health care provider. Notify your health care provider if dry mouth, constipation, blurred vision, increased heart rate, impaired coordination, difficult urination, excessive sedation, or seizure occur. Do not use in combination with an MAO inhibitor or within 14 days of discontinuing treatment with an MAO inhibitor. After stopping this medicine, wait at least 2 weeks before starting an MAO inhibitor. Notify your health care provider if you experience drowsiness, dizziness, or lightheadedness when rising quickly from a seated or lying position. Your health care provider may need to reduce the dose. This medicine may cause sensitivity to sunlight. Avoid prolonged exposure to the sun. Use sunscreens and wear protective clothing until tolerance is determined. This medicine may cause drowsiness or blurred vision. Use caution while driving or performing other tasks requiring mental alertness or physical coordination. Lab tests may be required. Be sure to keep appointments. Do not change the dose or stop taking it unless advised to do so by your health care provider. Do not take more medicine than prescribed unless advised to do so by your health care provider. Patients with previous medical conditions should talk with their health care provider before taking this medicine. If a dose is missed, take it as soon as possible. If several hours have passed or if it is nearing time for the next dose, do not double the dose to catch up, unless advised to do so by your health care provider. If more than one dose is missed, contact your health care provider or pharmacist.Do not take this medicine if: you are allergic to this medicine or its relatives you are using monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors ( Nardil , Parnate , Marplan ) you are recovering from a heart attackBefore using this medicine, tell your health care provider about any of the following: if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant if you are breastfeeding if you are taking any other prescription or nonprescription medicine if you have angle-closure glaucoma if you have heart disease if you have angina if you have an overactive thyroid if you have increased intraocular (eye) pressure if you have an irregular heartbeat if you have kidney disease if you have liver disease if you have mental illness if you are unable to urinate (urinary retention) if you have a seizure disorder if you have a history of stroke or suicidal tendencies if you are undergoing electrical shockWhile taking this medication, you may feel dizzy or light-headed or actually faint when getting up from a lying or sitting position. If getting up slowly doesn't help or if this problem continues, notify your health care provider. This medicine may make your skin more sensitive to sunlight.Most severe:  Hallucinations; involuntary movements; rapid heartbeat.Most common:  Confusion; dizziness; clumsiness; nightmares; weakness; headache; fatigue; upset stomach; diarrhea; peculiar taste; dry mouth; loss of appetite; anxiety; constipation.Other:  Ringing in the ears; skin rash; itching; swelling of the face and tongue; impotence; change in sex drive; hair loss; swelling of the arms and legs; increased urination; increased sweating; black tongue; vision changes.

How should Elavil be stored?

Store at room temperature in a child-resistant container. Protect from light and moisture.

How should I take Elavil?

How much medicine you take and how often you take it depends on many factors, including the condition being treated, your age, and weight. If you have any questions about the amount and/or frequency of the medicine you are taking, talk with your health care provider. Lower doses are recommended for elderly, adolescent, and outpatients, as compared to hospitalized patients. Smaller initial doses may be needed to minimize side effects. This medicine may take up to 30 days to control symptoms of depression. It may be necessary to continue therapy for 3 months or longer once symptoms are controlled. Using this medicine with alcohol or certain medications (eg, pain relievers, sedatives, antihistamines) may cause added drowsiness. Notify your health care provider if you develop a fever or sore throat. Symptoms of nausea, headache, or fatigue may develop if you stop taking this medicine suddenly after long-term use. Taking this medicine at bedtime may help reduce side effects (eg, daytime drowsiness). Discuss this possibility with your health care provider. Notify your health care provider if dry mouth, constipation, blurred vision, increased heart rate, impaired coordination, difficult urination, excessive sedation, or seizure occur. Do not use in combination with an MAO inhibitor or within 14 days of discontinuing treatment with an MAO inhibitor. After stopping this medicine, wait at least 2 weeks before starting an MAO inhibitor. Notify your health care provider if you experience drowsiness, dizziness, or lightheadedness when rising quickly from a seated or lying position. Your health care provider may need to reduce the dose. This medicine may cause sensitivity to sunlight. Avoid prolonged exposure to the sun. Use sunscreens and wear protective clothing until tolerance is determined. This medicine may cause drowsiness or blurred vision. Use caution while driving or performing other tasks requiring mental alertness or physical coordination. Lab tests may be required. Be sure to keep appointments. Do not change the dose or stop taking it unless advised to do so by your health care provider. Do not take more medicine than prescribed unless advised to do so by your health care provider. Patients with previous medical conditions should talk with their health care provider before taking this medicine. If a dose is missed, take it as soon as possible. If several hours have passed or if it is nearing time for the next dose, do not double the dose to catch up, unless advised to do so by your health care provider. If more than one dose is missed, contact your health care provider or pharmacist.

When should Elavil not be taken?

Do not take this medicine if: you are allergic to this medicine or its relatives you are using monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors ( Nardil , Parnate , Marplan ) you are recovering from a heart attack

What precautions should I follow when taking Elavil?

Before using this medicine, tell your health care provider about any of the following: if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant if you are breastfeeding if you are taking any other prescription or nonprescription medicine if you have angle-closure glaucoma if you have heart disease if you have angina if you have an overactive thyroid if you have increased intraocular (eye) pressure if you have an irregular heartbeat if you have kidney disease if you have liver disease if you have mental illness if you are unable to urinate (urinary retention) if you have a seizure disorder if you have a history of stroke or suicidal tendencies if you are undergoing electrical shock

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Elavil?

While taking this medication, you may feel dizzy or light-headed or actually faint when getting up from a lying or sitting position. If getting up slowly doesn't help or if this problem continues, notify your health care provider. This medicine may make your skin more sensitive to sunlight.

What are the side effects of Elavil?

Most severe:  Hallucinations; involuntary movements; rapid heartbeat.

Most common:  Confusion; dizziness; clumsiness; nightmares; weakness; headache; fatigue; upset stomach; diarrhea; peculiar taste; dry mouth; loss of appetite; anxiety; constipation.

Other:  Ringing in the ears; skin rash; itching; swelling of the face and tongue; impotence; change in sex drive; hair loss; swelling of the arms and legs; increased urination; increased sweating; black tongue; vision changes.


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