More facts about Generic Elavil (Amitriptylin 10 mg):
Generic Elavil (Amitriptylin 10 mg) guide:
What is the medication called Generic Elavil?
People who know the medication Elavil are commonly those who reside either in the U.S. or the UK and are prescribed to use antidepressants. In fact, Elavil is nothing more than a brand name of an antidepressant medication known worldwide as Amitriptyline. The preparation was discovered in 1960 and is still widely used for various mental disorders as well as prevention of migraines. However, there is no point of opting for a branded medication because it is priced higher than the generics that have the same composition and render the same effect.
Generic medications, including Generic Elavil, are approved and even promoted by the World Health Organization. The aim of this promotion is to let people know that if they cannot afford the expensive branded medicines they can purchase generics instead with the same composition. This practice is possible without the infringement of copyrights because of several reasons. For instance, Generic Elavil had been started to be manufactured by different pharmaceutical companies when the exclusive patent of the manufacturer expired. In other cases, such medications can be produced immediately after the branded medication is approved if the healthcare authorities believe that it is a breakthrough medication that can either significantly influence life expectancy or improve the life quality of patients with the conditions for which the drug is intended.
Why is generic cheaper? Is it inferior?
Many people wonder why generic medications are so much cheaper than the branded medicines. Some of them believe that the reason is the lower quality of such drugs. In fact, these medications are identical by the composition, quality, and effect to the branded medicines. They are cheaper for other reasons. First of all, their producers do not invent the medications and use the formulas created by somebody else. Secondly, they save on manufacturing as they mostly operate in the developing countries. Thirdly, they do not promote or advertise their preparations.
No generic can be marketed before it is rigorously tested and approved, therefore, if your therapist prescribes you Elavil you can buy Generic Elavil instead without any worries.
When should I buy Elavil?
Although we sell the preparation without a prescription, we strongly advise you to consult a specialist before you opt for any antidepressant medication. First of all, not all antidepressants are the same. Some of them relieve anxiety and have a sedative effect while others, on the contrary, are aimed to cope with apathy and depression-induced fatigue. As you can see, the conditions these medicines are used to treat are absolutely opposite. Secondly, if you suspect that you suffer from a mental disorder, you should get assessed by a professional who is able to identify the severity of your condition and accompanying conditions that need addressing.
Amitriptyline (Elavil) is a sedative, i.e. calming antidepressant appointed mostly for depressions of various cause, especially with pronounced anxiety and agitation, neurotic depressions in organic brain damage, drug-induced depression, schizophrenic psychosis, child enuresis, chronic pain syndrome (neurogenic nature), prevention of migraine, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, bipolar disorder, insomnia, and others at the doctor's discretion.
If you have any of these conditions, you can buy Elavil and start using it as indicated in the instruction but we still highly advise you to get a confirmation from your health care provider that this particular tricyclic antidepressant is suitable for you.
When should not I buy Generic Elavil?
The medication is contraindicated for people with allergy to the components of the medication, decompensated heart failure, those who suffered a recent myocardial infarction, impaired conduction of the heart muscle, hypertension (elevated blood pressure), severe failure of kidneys or liver, stomach and duodenum ulcer, benign prostatic hyperplasia, atonic bladder, pyloric stenosis, and paralytic ileus.
Besides, the medication is contraindicated for pregnant or breastfeeding women and children younger than 6 years.
The preparation must be cautiously used in people who suffer from alcoholism, asthma, manic-depressive psychosis or bipolar disorder and epilepsy, in the oppression of bone marrow hematopoiesis, hyperthyroidism, angina pectoris and heart failure, angle-closure glaucoma, intraocular hypertension, and schizophrenia.
If you are unsure whether you have any of these conditions or not, please consult your therapist or physician before you buy Amitriptyline and start taking the pills.
What adverse reactions can I expect from the medication use?
The majority of the adverse reactions of Amitriptyline are due to its anticholinergic action. They include blurred vision, increased intraocular pressure, dry mouth, constipation, intestinal obstruction, delayed urination, fever. These symptoms usually fade after adaptation to the drug or reduction of the doses. Other likely adverse reactions are a headache, ataxia, fatigue, weakness, irritability, dizziness, tinnitus, somnolence or insomnia, impaired concentration, nightmarish dreams, dysarthria, confusion, hallucinations, motor agitation, disorientation, tremor, peripheral neuropathy, and others.
Considering that some of the side effects can indicate that the preparation is unsuitable for you, you need to inform your therapist about them right away.
How should I use Generic Amitriptyline?
Although you can buy Generic Amitriptyline without a prescription at this web page and use it according to the instruction, we want to warn you once again that this preparation is a potent antidepressant which in inappropriate use can cause severe health damage. Thereby, you need to get a comprehensive consultation from a psychiatric specialist before you start using the pills. Here are provided the general recommendations on the medication use from the official instruction for information only.
The pills are taken orally with food or after a meal.
The initial daily dosage is 50-75 mg split into two-three intakes. Subsequently, the daily dosage is gradually increased by 25-50 mg till the achievement of desired antidepressant effect. The optimal daily dosage identified during the clinical trials is 150-200 mg. The bigger share of the daily dosage is taken before sleep. In severe depressions resistant to the therapy the dosage can be increased to 300 mg or more till the maximal tolerable dosage. In such cases the treatment should be started with the intramuscular or intravenous administration of the preparation with higher initial doses, accelerating the build-up of dosages under the control of the somatic condition. The intramuscular or intravenous administration of the preparation is possible in a hospital only.
After the achievement of stable antidepressive effect, two-four weeks after the use of the effective dosages, the daily doses are gradually lowered. In case the signs of depression relapse occur during the dosages lowering, the initial effective dosages must be restored.
If the condition of a patient isn’t improved within 3-4 weeks of the therapy, the use of the preparation must be stopped.
Elderly patients with mild severity conditions are advised to start the treatment with 25 mg a day and gradually increase the daily dosage to 100 mg maximum. The dosages are either split into several intakes or taken once a day before sleep.
For the prophylaxis of migraines and chronic pains of neurogenic character, the recommended dosage is from 12.5 mg to 100 mg a day.Interactions of Amitriptyline with other substances
Before you order Elavil, make sure that you don’t use any medications incompatible with this potent antidepressant. Here you can find the list of incompatible medicines but if you are unsure, please consult your therapist.
- Simultaneous use of the medication with MAO inhibitors can lead to death. The interval between the use of any tricyclic antidepressant and MAO inhibitors must be at least 14 days.
- Generic Elavil enhances the depression of the central nervous system by other medications/substances that render this effect such as neuroleptics, sedatives, and hypnotics, anticonvulsant drugs, central and narcotic analgesics, means for anesthesia, alcohol.
- The combination of the antidepressant with neuroleptics, and/or anticholinergic meds, a febrile temperature reaction and paralytic intestinal obstruction may occur.
- Amitriptyline enhances the hypertensive effect of catecholamines but inhibits the effects of preparations affecting the release of norepinephrine.
- Generic Amitriptyline can lower the effect of sympatholytics (octadine, guanethidine and other preparations with a similar mechanism of action).
- The increase of Amitriptyline in the blood plasma can occur in the concurrent use of the antidepressant with cimetidine.
Overdose signs and treatment
The symptoms of an overdose are hallucinations, seizures, delirium, loss of consciousness, irregular heart rate, and others.
To reduce the amount of the substance in the body if you realized that you overdosed not later than 1-2 hours after the pills intake, you should induce vomiting and then take activated carbon. If the symptoms already started to develop, seek emergency help. Severe overdose requires hospitalization for at least 5 days so that doctors would be able to monitor the vital functions and provide supportive therapy.
Where to buy Elavil?
If you have Rx, you can purchase the medication at any drugstore. If you don’t have Rx or your prescription has already expired, instead of going to your doctor for a refill prescription, you can order Generic Elavil on this web page.
Shipping of Elavil
We ship pills presented on our website internationally.
Our doctor prescribes Amitriptylin online for free, and there is no doctor’s consultation fee.
All orders of Amitriptylin arrive in discrete unmarked parcels. We leave the shipment description blank.