Dosing InformationThe dose of Elavil your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- Your age
- The medical condition being treated
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you may be taking.
As with any medication, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Elavil Dosage for more information.)
Side Effects of ElavilAs with any medicine, side effects can occur with Elavil. However, not everyone who takes it will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate the drug well. If side effects do occur, they are often minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
The most common side effects include:
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
- Difficulty urinating
- Dry mouth.
(Click Elavil Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report to your healthcare provider.)
You can also read about specific side effects in the following eMedTV articles:
- Amitriptyline and Suicide
- Elavil and Weight Gain
- Amitriptyline Sexual Side Effects
- Amitriptyline and Hair Loss.