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Precautions and Warnings With Elavil

Who Should Not Take Elavil?

You should not take Elavil if you:
 
  • Are allergic to amitriptyline, Elavil, or any inactive ingredient used to make Elavil. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients used to make Elavil.
     
  • Have recently had a heart attack (known medically as a myocardial infarction).
     
  • Have used a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) within the last 14 days. MAOIs include:
  • Are taking cisapride (Propulsid®) due to an increased risk of a dangerous change in heart rhythm.
     

Elavil Warnings and Precautions: Summary

There are a number of situations in which Elavil should not be taken, as well as several precautions and warnings people should be aware of with Elavil. However, it is possible that not all of the precautions or warnings for Elavil were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the precautions and warnings with Elavil that may apply to you.
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