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Elavil® (amitriptyline hydrochloride) is a prescription medication used for the treatment of depression. The drug is part of a class of drugs called tricyclic antidepressants. While it is not entirely clear how it works, it is known to affect several chemicals in the brain, including serotonin and norepinephrine.
Besides the treatment of depression, Elavil has a number of "off-label" uses. These include relieving chronic pain, preventing migraine headaches, and helping with ADHD or bulimia. The medicine comes in tablet form and is available in six strengths, ranging from 10 mg to 150 mg. Symptoms of an overdose may include vomiting, seizures, and very low blood pressure (hypotension).
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