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Often used for:
Depression, Headache prevention, Nerve pain, Sleep problems
Amitriptyline is an antidepressant drug. It is sometimes used for headache prevention, to treat nerve pain, or to help with sleep problems.
Antidepressant medications may increase suicidal thoughts or actions in some children and young adults within the first few months of treatment. Call the healthcare provider to report new or sudden changes in mood, behavior, thoughts or feelings.
May be taken as a tablet by mouth
Not all patients who take amitriptyline will experience these side effects. Common side effects are in bold, but there may be others. Please report all suspected side effects to your doctor or pharmacist.
Be sure to discuss these and other recommendations with your doctor or pharmacist.