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Tryptizol benefits and side effects


Generic Name: Amitriptyline

Tryptizol or Amitriptyline

Brand Name: Celexa

Uses of Tryptizol:

Tryptizol (Amitriptyline), an antidepressant, is used to treat depression. It may also be used to treat chronic pain and eating disorder. May help alleviate anxiety component of depression.

Since Tryptizol is a tricyclic antidepressant, it tentatively works by stopping the reuptake of various neurochemicals. This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

How to Take Tryptizol:

Take this medicine as directed. It can be taken with or without food. Do not stop taking this medicine abruptly without consulting with your doctor.

Side Effects of Tryptizol:

There are multitude of side effects which many people taking Tryptizol experience. But most of them are mild in nature and can include dry mouth or constipation, etc. These side effects go away with time. You also might become sensitive to sun radiations and should avoid direct sunlight in the afternoon. You can rely on good sunscreen and UV protected clothing. You might experience some loss in your sexual desires, but you can reach out your Doctor for the same and check some corrective actions if needed.

Some common side effects reported with Tryptizol medicine include:

  • dry mouth,
  • blurred vision,
  • urinary retention,
  • constipation,
  • palpitations,
  • Weight loss or gain.
  • Tinnitus,
  • drowsiness,
  • nervousness,
  • insomnia,
  • Hypotension,
  • dizziness,
  • rash sweating,
  • confusion,
  • mania,
  • psychosis,
  • heart block

Warnings and precautions for Tryptizol:

  • Not to be given concomitantly with MAOIs; discontinue MAOI therapy at least 14 days before starting Tryptizol.
  • Not recommended for depressed patients < 12 years of age.
  • Tryptizol should be used with caution in patients with a history of seizures, impaired liver function, a history of hepatic damage or blood dyscrasias and in patients with a history of urinary retention, or with narrow-angle glaucoma or increased intraocular pressure.
  • Discontinue Tryptizol several days before elective surgery.

What to do if you take Overdose of Tryptizol?

Seek medical attention immediately. For non emergencies, contact your local or regional poison control center.

What to do if you take Missed Dose of Tryptizol?

Take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.

How to Store Tryptizol:

Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of the reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medication.

Reviews of Tryptizol

This drug is very good for some people, and at the right time in someones life. However I have been hooked to its use for over 25 years so please please when you get well again get some help with your doctor to reduce it slowly and get off this medication. As you age it becomes a threat to heart health. It helped me sleep, it helped me gain some calm in some very rough seas, then the G P was afraid of taking me off it. It does cause weight gain, it does have side effects, yet once well and fit again try to stop its use. There are other safer, more modern drugs you could be on for depression, as for taking in the day time, I don't care who says its ok, its not if you are driving its like having a couple of drinks inside you, you have to tell your insurance company you are taking it, if not and you have a car smash it will be reveled that you take it and your insurance will not cover you. It does affect people so look for something better to help you.

Before taking Elavil I would almost always wake in the morning with a headache. Since taking one 10mg pill before bed, I have been sleeping deeper and no longer wake up with a headache. The only side affects I had was dry mouth and and feeling a little groggy in the morning, but they went away in time. The side affects were much easier to tolerate than the headaches.

I was prescribed Amitriptyline about ten years ago for neck pain. Gradually over the last three years have had many side effects including nightmares, dry mouth, feeling of acute fatigue and have recently been hospitalised for severe constipation and tenesmus ( feeling as though you frequently need the loo but can't). I was completely oblivious to these side effects. Fortunately now I no longer take them I feel 100 per cent better.

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