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Amitriptyline (Generic Elavil, Endep)

Amitriptyline is a prescription medicine that is predominantly used to treat the symptoms of depression and works on the central nervous system which increases the levels of specific chemicals in the brain.

This medicine is known as a tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) which is an older type of antidepressant, and is not traditionally recommended as the first port of call to treat depression because of the dangers if an overdose occurs, and can also cause more unpleasant side effects in comparison to traditional antidepressants Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) and Serotonin and Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs).

What is Amitriptyline Prescribed For?

Amitriptyline is predominately used to treat the symptoms of depression and works by increasing the amount of the essential substances in the brain that is vital to maintaining a mental balance.

Amitriptyline is also used in a number of other ailments, including the prevention of migraine headaches, postherpetic neuralgia (the pains or aches that could occur for a number of months or years after a shingles infection), and can also be used in the treatment of eating disorders as it reduces the desire to binge eat.

How Does Amitriptyline Work?

Amitriptyline is thought to work by increasing the levels of serotonin in your brain. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that carries messages between nerve cells in the brain and the body, which plays a key role in a number of body functions such as mood, digestion, bone health, and sleep.

It can also change the way your nerves receive pain signals, which can alleviate symptoms if being taken for conditions like migraines or postherpetic neuralgia.

What Are The Side Effects of Amitriptyline?

It’s recommended not to use amitriptyline if you have either had a heart attack recently or have used an MAO inhibitor antidepressant in the last 14 days or have had an SSRI antidepressant in the last 5 weeks. It’s also important to speak to your doctor if you’ve had any of the following: 

  • Liver disease
  • Heart disease
  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetes
  • Mental illness, psychosis, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia

There are a number of potential side effects of amitriptyline, including the following: 

  • Allergic reactions, such as swelling of the face, throat, tongue, or lips, difficulty breathing, or hives
  • Unusual behavior or thoughts
  • Confusion or hallucinations
  • Constipation
  • Unusual bleeding or you are easy to bruise
  • Feeling light-headed
  • Pressure, especially in the chest or pressure that spreads to your shoulder or jaw
  • Difficulty urinating

Some other common side effects of amitriptyline include: 

  • Breast swelling in (women or men)
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Pain in the mouth
  • Nausea, upset stomach, or vomiting

Frequently Asked Questions About Amitriptyline

Can you get amitriptyline over-the-counter (OTC)?

No, you cannot get amitriptyline over-the-counter (OTC). Amitriptyline is a prescription medication that can only be obtained with a valid prescription from a licensed healthcare provider.

Can you get an amitriptyline prescription online?

Yes, you can get an online prescription for amitriptyline from DrHouse. Our licensed physicians can conduct virtual consultations and prescribe amitriptyline if deemed appropriate after reviewing your medical history and current condition.

How to use amitriptyline?

Amitriptyline comes in tablet form to be taken by mouth and is usually taken between one and four times every day. When prescribed amitriptyline you should follow the directions on the label carefully. It is recommended to take amitriptyline at around the same time every day.

A typical dosage for symptoms of depression can vary. An initial dose could be 75 mg per day in divided doses and increased up to a maximum of 150 mg a day. A maintenance dose may be prescribed at 40 mg to 100 mg per day.

It is recommended that the dose should be taken in the late afternoon or at bedtime because of the sedative effects, and may take up to 30 days to deliver the full therapeutic effect.


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The content on this page has been medically reviewed for accuracy and comprehensiveness by Amy Dougherty, FNP-BC, AGAC 

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Frequently asked questions

  • Yes, you can get a new prescription or refill an existing one online through DrHouse. You just need to start a consultation with one of our licensed providers and they will be able to assess your needs and provide you with a prescription if necessary.

    Please note that the final decision always rests with the doctor based on their professional judgment and your health needs.

  • There are certain medications that cannot be prescribed online by DrHouse physicians due to safety reasons. These include controlled substances, such as opioids and other narcotics, as well as drugs with a high potential for abuse or dependence. DrHouse physicians also don’t prescribe Gabapentin, medical marijuana, muscle relaxants, and HRT medications.

  • With DrHouse getting a new prescription or a refill for your current Rx is a straightforward and quick process. All you need to do is follow a few easy steps:

    • Download the DrHouse telehealth app on your mobile device.
    • Create an account by providing basic information and medical history.
    • Start an on-demand virtual video consultation with one of our licensed physicians.
    • Discuss your medical needs and concerns with one of our physicians.
    • A doctor will review your medical history, symptoms, and current medications (if any) to determine if an online prescription is appropriate for you.
    • If a physician approves, they will electronically send a new prescription or refill request to the pharmacy of your choice.
    • Pick up your medication from the pharmacy.

    DrHouse makes it easy for you to get an online prescription from the comfort of your own home. No more waiting in line at the doctor’s office or pharmacy, and no need to take time off work to see a doctor. Our telehealth platform allows you to access quality medical care from anywhere with an internet connection.

    For more information about how our telehealth platform works visit our “How DrHouse Works” page.

  • During your virtual consultation with a DrHouse physician, you will have the opportunity to discuss your medical needs and concerns.

    The consultation will consist of a video call where a physician will assess your medical history and ask you questions about your symptoms and any other relevant information. This is to ensure that a physician has all the necessary information to make an informed decision about your prescription.

    You can also ask any questions or clarify any doubts you may have about your condition or medication. Our physicians are happy to address any concerns you may have.

    Once a physician has assessed your needs, they will determine if and what type of prescription is appropriate for you. If a new prescription or refill is approved, a doctor will send it electronically to your chosen pharmacy.

  • With our on-demand telehealth service, you have the opportunity to see the first available doctor in as little as 10 to 15 minutes. However, the exact consult time will depend on the complexity of your case and the thoroughness required by the healthcare provider to make an informed decision.

  • Absolutely, it is safe to get an online prescription from DrHouse. We are committed to ensuring the highest standards of patient safety and privacy.

    All our providers are highly qualified US-based physicians and often affiliated with major hospitals. They are board-certified and from the top U.S. medical schools with an average of 20 years of experience.

    We strictly adhere to HIPAA regulations, ensuring your personal and medical information is kept secure and confidential. Also, we comply with all applicable state and federal laws related to telehealth and the prescribing of medications.

    Therefore, you can rest assured knowing that your safety and privacy are our top priorities when you use DrHouse’s services.

  • DrHouse strives to provide accessible and affordable telehealth services. DrHouse urgent care, primary care, and specialist visits are $129 or your copay. This includes everything from your initial consultation through to the prescription of your medication.

    The cost of a doctor’s visit may be covered fully by your insurance. A typical copay is around $25. We recommend checking with your insurance provider to understand the extent of your coverage for telehealth services.

    To learn more about how much DrHouse costs, visit our pricing page

  • Yes, DrHouse accepts most major insurances, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, and Medicare. The extent of coverage may vary depending on your individual plan.

  • Our physicians are able to prescribe up to a 90-day prescription without labs for any previously prescribed medication if it’s medically appropriate and is not classified as a controlled substance.

    DrHouse physicians also don’t prescribe Gabapentin, medical marijuana, muscle relaxants, and HRT medications.

    DrHouse physicians use their medical judgment to determine whether to prescribe and the duration.

    In certain cases, the prescription may be limited to 30 days or less. There also may be a 12-month cap for some prescriptions without labs. For medications requiring annual monitoring (such as blood work or imaging), the maximum prescription limit is 90 days within a year without labs.

    DrHouse physicians can refer patients to labs for longer prescription periods or refills.