Posted in sideeffects on June 9, 2011

Amitriptyline Side Effects

All types of medicine cause side effects this is why you should always consult your doctor.
Here are a few Amitriptyline Side Effects which are known.:


Blurred vision; change in sexual desire or ability; constipation; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; headache; loss of appetite; nausea; tiredness; trouble sleeping; weakness.


Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur when using Amitriptyline:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); chest pain; confusion; dark urine; delusions; difficulty speaking or swallowing; fainting; fast or irregular heartbeat; fever, chills, or sore throat; hallucinations; new or worsening agitation, anxiety, panic attacks, aggressiveness, impulsiveness, irritability, hostility, exaggerated feeling of well-being, restlessness, or inability to sit still; numbness or tingling in an arm or leg; one-sided weakness; seizures; severe or persistent dizziness or headache; severe or persistent trouble sleeping; slurred speech; suicidal thoughts or actions; tremor; trouble urinating; uncontrolled muscle movements (eg, of face, tongue, arms, legs); unusual bleeding or bruising; unusual or severe mental or mood changes; vision problems; yellowing of the skin or eyes.


This is just a small list of side effects you will always need to contact your doctor if you are suffering from any of the above and the effects that are not listed here.

What is Amitriptyline

Amitriptyline is used to tread a number of medical conditions including :

  • Depression
  • anxiety disorders
  • bipolar disorder
  • post herpetic neuralgia
  • insomnia

and alot more.

Here is the chemical structure of Amitriptyline: