Amirol (Amitriptyline HCL)
What is Amirol (Amitriptyline HCL) used for?
Amirol (Amitriptyline Hydrochloride) is a type of drug known as a tricyclic antidepressant. It is used to treat the symptoms of depression, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, insomnia and various other conditions. It works by affecting chemicals in the brain that may have become unbalanced. This drug is also used to treat bedwetting in children.
How should I use Amirol (Amitriptyline HCL)?
Amirol (Amitriptyline Hydrochloride) tablets should be taken orally. Patients should always consult their physician before taking this medication so that the correct dosage required to treat their particular condition can be prescribed. It may take up to 4 weeks for patients to notice an improvement in their symptoms. If no improvement is noticed after 4 weeks, patients are advised to consult their physician. This drug may cause withdrawal symptoms if the patient abruptly discontinues use. Talk to your physician about how to avoid withdrawal symptoms.
What are the side effects of Amirol (Amitriptyline HCL)?
Some side effects which may occur as a result of taking Amirol (Amitriptyline Hydrochloride) include:
Consult your physician immediately if any of these side effects persist or worsen, or if you notice severe pain, sudden numbness or weakness, pounding heartbeat, hallucinations, fever, seizures, uncontrolled bodily movement, persistent vomiting, urinating less than usual or unusual bruising.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Amirol (Amitriptyline Hydrochloride). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Patients should be aware that antidepressants can increase the risk of suicidal thoughts, especially in patients under 24 years of age. Consult your physician immediately if you experience any suicidal thoughts or behavior while taking this medication.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.