| Amitriptyline Hydrochloride
| AFT Pharmaceuticals
What is Amirol?
Amirol containing the active ingredient amitriptyline is considered a tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) type of medication. The medication works by increasing the amounts of certain natural substances in the brain to prolong their mood lightening effects and maintain mental balance. It is mainly prescribed to treat depression but some people may also use it to help prevent migraine headaches or certain types of nerve pain.
How is Amirol used?
Amirol is usually taken orally 1 to 4 times per day or as directed by a doctor. The medication can be taken with or without food but should be taken with a glass of water. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage as it will depend on the patientís condition and their response to the therapy. The maximum recommended dosage is 150mg within a 24 hour period. Do not discontinue the medication without consulting a doctor, even if symptoms have improved, as abruptly stopping the treatment may cause severe withdrawal symptoms.
Patients using Amirol may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Change in appetite or weight
- Dry mouth or unpleasant taste in mouth
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Blurred vision
- Difficulty urinating
- Change in sex drive or ability
- Irregular heartbeat
- Ringing in the ears
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Amirol is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.