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Elavil

Elavil hydrochloride is a dibenzocycloheptene-derivative tricyclic antidepressant (TCA ). TCAs are structurally similar to phenothiazines. They contain a tricyclic ring system with an alkyl amine substituent on the central ring. In non-depressed individuals, elavil does not affect mood or arousal, but may cause sedation. In depressed individuals, elavil exerts a positive effect on mood. TCAs are potent inhibitors of serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake. Tertiary amine TCAs, such as elavil, are more potent inhibitors of serotonin reuptake than secondary amine TCAs, such as nortriptyline. TCAs also down-regulate cerebral cortical β-adrenergic receptors and sensitize post-synaptic serotonergic receptors with chronic use. The antidepressant effects of TCAs are thought to be due to an overall increase in serotonergic neurotransmission. TCAs also block histamine-H1 receptors, α1-adrenergic receptors and muscarinic receptors, which accounts for their sedative, hypotensive and anticholinergic effects (e.g. blurred vision, dry mouth, constipation, urinary retention), respectively. See toxicity section below for a complete listing of side effects. Elavil may be used to treat depression, chronic pain (unlabeled use), irritable bowel syndrome (unlabeled use), diabetic neuropathy (unlabeled use), post-traumatic stress disorder (unlabeled use), and for migraine prophylaxis (unlabeled use).

Elavil, a tertiary amine tricyclic antidepressant, is structurally related to both the skeletal muscle relaxant cyclobenzaprine and the thioxanthene antipsychotics such as thiothixene. It is extremely sedating, and thus improvement of sleep patterns can be the first benefit of treatment. Elavil exhibits strong anticholinergic activity, cardiovascular effects including orthostatic hypotension, changes in heart rhythm and conduction, and a lowering of the seizure threshold. As with other antidepressants, several weeks of therapy may be required in order to realize the full clinical benefit of elavil. Although not a labelled indication, elavil is widely used in the management of chronic nonmalignant pain (e.g., post-herpetic neuralgia, fibromyalgia).

LD50=350 mg/kg (in mice). Symptoms of overdose include abnormally low blood pressure, confusion, convulsions, dilated pupils and other eye problems, disturbed concentration, drowsiness, hallucinations, impaired heart function, rapid or irregular heartbeat, reduced body temperature, stupor, and unresponsiveness or coma. Side effects include: sedation, hypotension, blurred vision, dry mouth, constipation, urinary retention, postural hypotension, tachycardia, hypertension, ECG changes, heart failure, impaired memory and delirium, and precipitation of hypomanic or manic episodes in bipolar depression. Withdrawal symptoms include gastrointestinal disturbances, anxiety, and insomnia.

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Drug: Elavil
Strength: 25 MG
Pill Imprint: ELAVIL STUART 45
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Drug: Elavil
Strength: 10 Mg
Pill Imprint: ELAVIL 40
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Drug: Elavil
Strength: 50 MG
Pill Imprint: ELAVIL STUART 41
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Drug: Elavil
Strength: 150 MG
Pill Imprint: ELAVIL STUART 47
Color: Blue
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Drug: Elavil
Strength: 25 Mg
Pill Imprint: ELAVIL 45
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Drug: Elavil
Strength: 10 MG
Pill Imprint: ELAVIL STUART 40
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Drug: Elavil
Strength: 100 Mg
Pill Imprint: ELAVIL 43
Color: Pink
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Drug: Elavil
Strength: 75 MG
Pill Imprint: ELAVIL STUART 42
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Drug: Elavil
Strength: 100 MG
Pill Imprint: ELAVIL STUART 43
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