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Amitriptyline Side Effects

Amitriptyline tablets and package

Serious Side Effects of Amitriptyline

  • An increase in thoughts of suicide or depression
  • Difficulty sleeping, increased anger or agitation, feeling like you can't sit still, feeling restless mentally, abnormal changes in mood or behavior, and unexplained anxiety or panic attacks
  • Constant acid reflex
  • Easy bruising, abnormal bleeding, or small spots under the skin
  • Chest pain and tightness, pain in the arm/shoulder, feeling uneasy, sweating and nauseousness
  • Changes in vision, slurred speech or rapid speech, confusion, migraine and inability to balance
  • Seizures (convulsions)
  • Extreme numbness of one side of the body
  • Allergic reaction: Hives, inflammation of the mouth, tongue throat or face, rash, fever, or trouble breathing
  • Hallucinating
  • Faintness or passing out
  • Uncontrollable movements, jittering or twitching in your jaw, neck, eyes or mouth
  • Abnormal heartbeat or rapid heartbeat
  • Strong pain in abdomen
See "Warnings and Recalls" tab for details about the possible risk of serotonin syndrome while taking Amitriptyline.

Common side effects of Amitriptyline

  • Constipation or difficulty urinating
  • Rapid weight gain
  • Fatigue
  • Inability to focus
  • Dryness of the mouth or strange taste
  • Dizziness
  • Bad dreams
  • Enlargment of the breasts in both men and women
  • Blurry vision or ringing in ears
  • Decreased libido (desire to have sex), or inability to have sex