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Amitryn 10 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: K.C Laboratories
Medicine composition: Amitriptyline
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: April 12, 2019

Prescribed for the treatment of depression and its symptoms, Amitryn 10 MG Tablet acts as a tricyclic antidepressant. It basically controls brain chemicals that are unbalanced in patients who suffer from mental illness and depression.

Before you start using Amitryn 10 MG Tablet ask your doctor more information about how it works and how the drug should be taken. The drug should not be used if you have suffered a heart attack recently. It is also not meant for consumption by breast feeding mothers as the drug can pass into the milk and harm the baby.

You should take Amitryn 10 MG Tablet as per instructions on the prescription and guide that comes with the drug. Take the exact dose that has been prescribed to you. It can take about 4 weeks before your symptoms of depression show improvement. It is advised that Amitryn 10 MG Tablet should not be stopped suddenly, as it can cause unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. If the need arises consult your doctor about stopping Amitryn 10 MG Tablet. The drug should be stored at room temperature and kept safe from light, heat as well as moisture.

All medicines cause some or the other side effects, which gradually go away. In case Amitryn 10 MG Tablet, the side affects you may experience are diarrhea or constipation, nausea and vomiting, bad taste and pain in the mouth, changes in appetite as well as weight, rashes and swelling of breasts in case of men. You may also experience some severe side effects like strange behavioral changes and thoughts, a feeling that you may pass out, pain or pressure build up in the chest, irregular heartbeat, hallucinations and confusion in general, severe case of constipation and bruising. In case of any of these severe symptoms get in touch with a doctor as soon as possible.

Amitryn 10 MG Tablet can only be taken by patients older than 12 years.

  • Depression

    Amitryn 10 MG Tablet relieves symptoms of depression.
  • Migraine Prevention

    Amitryn 10 MG Tablet prevents onset of migraine headaches in some patients.
  • Bedwetting

    Amitryn 10 MG Tablet may sometimes be used to treat a condition in children characterized by bed wetting while sleeping.
  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of Amitryn 10 MG Tablet lasts for an average duration of 4-7 weeks after onset of action. However, it is subject to variation based on a patient's response to the medicine after administration.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The effect of Amitryn 10 MG Tablet can be observed within 3-6 weeks of administration.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Amitryn 10 MG Tablet should be used by pregnant women only when the benefits outweigh the risk associated with usage. This medicine can cause harmful effects on fetus. Hence, you are advised to consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Amitryn 10 MG Tablet should not be used by women who are breastfeeding. If it is absolutely necessary to take this medicine then you should stop breastfeeding. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Amitryn 10 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next scheduled dose then the missed dose should be skipped.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Contact a doctor immediately if an overdose is suspected.

The exact mechanism of action for Amitryn 10 MG Tablet is not established. However, it is believed to act by preventing the reuptake of neurotransmitters namely norepinephrine and serotonin. These chemicals are imbalanced in people with depression.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Disease

    Heart Diseases

    Amitryn 10 MG Tablet should be used with caution in patients suffering from heart disease like heart failure, stroke, heart block etc. A fall in blood pressure, change in pulse, dizziness and other associated complications should be reported to the doctor. It is advised to not take this medicine if the patient has recently suffered a heart attack.

    Pheochromocytoma

    Amitryn 10 MG Tablet should be administered with extreme caution in patients suffering from Pheochromocytoma, the risk of severe to fatal change in blood pressure is very high. Suitable dose adjustment and clinical monitoring of the symptoms is recommended in such cases.

    Seizure Disorders

    Amitryn 10 MG Tablet should be used with caution in patients having a seizure disorder. Seizures may be caused due to a disease, some other medicine, head injury in the past etc. Using this medicine can cause more frequent and severe episodes of seizures.

    Diabetes

    Amitryn 10 MG Tablet should be used with caution if you have diabetes as the risk of changes in blood sugar levels are very high. You should get your blood sugar levels checked more frequently while using this medicine.

    Glaucoma

    Amitryn 10 MG Tablet should be used with caution if you have glaucoma. Use of this medicine can worsen the symptoms of both closed and open angle glaucoma.
  • Interaction with Alcohol

    Ethanol

    You should restrict or minimize the use of alcohol while taking this medicine. Symptoms like sleepiness, excessive sweating, muscle stiffness and change in pulse should be reported to the doctor on priority.
  • Interaction with Lab Test

    Lab

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Food

    Food

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Cisapride

    Report the use of either of the medicines to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and clinical safety monitoring while taking these medicines together. Any heart-related complications like palpitation, change in pulse rate, dizziness and excessive sweating should be reported immediately.

    Clozapine

    Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor as the risk of adverse effects on the heart is very high if these medicines are administered together. You may require a dose adjustment and clinical safety monitoring while taking them together. In some cases, your doctor may prescribe an alternative medicine that does not interact with Clozapine.

    Fluoxetine

    Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. The risk of adverse effects like sleepiness, dry mouth, vision disturbances, confusion etc is very high while these medicines are administered together. Your doctor may prescribe an alternate medicine that does not interact with Amitryn 10 MG Tablet.

    Linezolid

    Report the use of Amitryn 10 MG Tablet to the doctor before receiving Linezolid. The risk of adverse effects like confusion, hallucinations, convulsions and coma are very high if these medicines are administered together. Your doctor may ask you to stop the use of Amitryn 10 MG Tablet before the use of Linezolid.

    Ondansetron

    Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. The risk of adverse effects on the heart is very high while these medicines are administered together. Suitable dose adjustment and clinical safety monitoring may be required in such cases.

    Selegeline

    Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. The risk of adverse effects is very high if these medicines are administered together. You should wait for 14 days after stopping Selegeline and then start using Amitryn 10 MG Tablet and vice versa. Contact your doctor if you experience symptoms like hallucination, convulsions, changes in blood pressure etc.

    Phenylephrine

    Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent monitoring of blood pressure when these medicines are administered together. It is advised to not use these medicines together except when they are very urgently required.

Ques: What is Amitryn 10 MG Tablet?

Ans: Amitryn 10 mg tablet is a medication which has Amitriptyline as an active ingredient present in it. This medicine performs its action by obstructing the release of neuropathic pain and depression causing chemical messengers in the brain. Amitryn 10 mg tablet is used to avoid sadness, irritability, headache, loss of interest and depression symptoms. It is used to treat conditions such as migraine attacks, Bad wetting, sleeplessness, and depression.

Ques: What are the uses of Amitryn 10 MG Tablet?

Ans: Amitryn 10 mg tablet is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions and symptoms of diseases like migraine attacks, Bad wetting, sleeplessness, and depression. Besides these, it can also be used to treat conditions like...The patient should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using Amitryn 10 mg tablet to avoid undesirable effects.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Amitryn 10 MG Tablet?

Ans: This is a list of possible side-effects which may occur due to the constituting ingredients of Amitryn 10 mg tablet. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects have been observed and not necessarily occur. Some of these side-effects may be serious. These include chest pain, seizures, breath shortness and decreased sexual urge. Apart from these, using Amitryn 10 mg tablet may further lead to weakness, weight gain, constipation, blurred vision and vomiting. If any of these symptoms occur often or on daily basis, a doctor should be urgently consulted.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Amitryn 10 MG Tablet?

Ans: Amitryn 10 mg tablet should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets. A doctor should be consulted regarding the dosage of Amitryn 10 mg tablet. The patient should consult a doctor for its further uses and side effects and should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using to avoid undesirable effects.
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