Amitriptyline is used in the treatment of depression and also neuropathic pain
Amitriptyline is an antidepressant or a tricyclic antidepressant. Amitriptyline helps in the treatment of depression by preventing the reuptake of biogenic amines such as norepinephrineand serotonin. This then helps to increase and prolong the neuronal activity of these neurotransmitters, thereby helping to boost their positive effects on the mood and relieve depression.
Patients who take Amitriptyline may suffer from such side effects;
Increased heart rate,
Difficulty in urination,
Blurring of eyesight,