Generic Elavil (Amitriptyline) is in a class of drugs called tricyclic antidepressants. Amitriptyline affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause depression. Generic Elavil is a safe, trusted, and one of the best anti-depressant treatments available.
Elavil also marketed as: Amitriptyline, Laroxyl, Sarotex, Tryptizol.
*Elavil® is a registered trademark of AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals.
Generic Elavil is used to relieve symptoms of depression such as feelings of sadness, worthlessness, or guilt; loss of interest in daily activities, changes in appetite, tiredness, sleeping too much, insomnia, and thoughts of death or suicide.
Generic Elavil may be taken with food or on an empty stomach. Generic Elavil may take up to 30 days to control symptoms of depression. Use as directed by your doctor. Continue to use Generic Elavil even if you feel well. Do not miss any doses. Avoid eating or drinking grapefruit juice while taking Generic Elavil.
Check with your doctor if any of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome: Blurred vision, change in sexual desire or ability, constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, headache, loss of appetite, nausea, tiredness, trouble sleeping, weakness.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these severe side effects occur:
If you suspect an overdose of Generic Elavil, seek medical attention immediately.
Tell your doctor if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Generic Elavil may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
If you miss a dose of Generic Elavil, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Store Generic Elavil at room temperature, below 86 degrees F (30 degrees C) in a tightly closed container. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Generic Elavil out of the reach of children and away from pets.