Amitriptyline (or ELAVIL®) is mainly prescribed to treat major depressive disorder, anxiety disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, bipolar disorder, and neuropathic pain.
Class: Tricyclic (TCA)
FDA Approval: 1961
Dosage Forms: 10 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg, 75 mg, 100 mg, 150 mg
Biological Half-life: 10-50 hours
Side Effects: Dizziness, sleepiness, dry mouth, blurry vision, low blood pressure, constipation
Routes of Administration: Oral, IM
Pregnancy Category: C (US)