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Were you looking for information about Elavil? Elavel is a common misspelling of Elavil.
Part of a class of medications called tricyclic antidepressants, Elavil® (amitriptyline hydrochloride) is used to treat depression. While it is not entirely clear how Elavil works, it is known that the medicine affects several chemicals in the brain, including serotonin and norepinephrine. It is believed that maybe Elavil allows these chemicals to stay in the brain longer, which can help with depression symptoms. A few common side effects of Elavil include confusion, drowsiness, and dizziness or lightheadedness. Some of the conditions you should let your healthcare provider know about before you take Elavil include diabetes, glaucoma, bladder problems, and seizures or epilepsy.
(Click Elavil for the full eMedTV article on Elavil. This article provides more detail on Elavil uses and side effects, as well as how and when to take the medicine and what to do if you overdose.)
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