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Were you looking for information about Elavil? Elivil is a common misspelling of Elavil.
Part of a class of drugs known as tricyclic antidepressants, Elavil® (amitriptyline hydrochloride) is licensed for treating depression. Some "off-label" uses for this product include helping with ADHD, fibromyalgia, bedwetting, and bulimia. While it is not entirely clear how this medicine works, it is known that it affects several chemicals in the brain, including serotonin and norepinephrine.
Common side effects may include difficulty urinating, constipation, and confusion. The medicine comes in the form of a tablet that is usually taken by mouth one to three times a day. If you do not take your dosage as scheduled, take your next dose as soon as you remember (but do not take a double dose).
(Click Elavil for more detail on when and how to take Elavil, how the medication works, and potential side effects -- as well as what to do if you overdose. You can also click on any of the links in the box to the right for more specific information.)
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