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Medications and Drugs

Brand Names: Vanatrip

Generic Name: amitriptyline (Pronunciation: a mee TRIP ti leen)

What is amitriptyline (Vanatrip)?

Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant. Amitriptyline affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced.

Amitriptyline is used to treat symptoms of depression.

Amitriptyline may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Amitriptyline 10 mg-GG

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Amitriptyline 10 mg-MUT

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Amitriptyline 10 mg-MYL

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Amitriptyline 10 mg-QUA

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Amitriptyline 100 mg

round, orange, imprinted with GG 461

Amitriptyline 100 mg-MUT

round, orange, imprinted with MP 28

Amitriptyline 100 mg-MYL

round, orange, imprinted with M 38

Amitriptyline 100 mg-QUA

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Amitriptyline 150 mg-GG

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Amitriptyline 150 mg-MUT

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Amitriptyline 150 mg-MYL

oblong, peach, imprinted with M 39

Amitriptyline 150 mg-QUA

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Amitriptyline 25 mg-GG

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Amitriptyline 25 mg-MUT

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Amitriptyline 25 mg-MYL

round, green, imprinted with M 51

Amitriptyline 25 mg-QUA

round, green, imprinted with SL, 67

Amitriptyline 50 mg-GG

round, brown, imprinted with GG 431

Amitriptyline 50 mg-MUT

round, brown, imprinted with MP 26

Amitriptyline 50 mg-MYL

round, brown, imprinted with M 36

Amitriptyline 50 mg-QUA

round, brown, imprinted with 2103 V

Amitriptyline 75 mg-GG

round, pink, imprinted with GG 451

Amitriptyline 75 mg-MUT

round, purple, imprinted with MP 27

Amitriptyline 75 mg-MYL

round, blue, imprinted with M 37

Amitriptyline 75 mg-QUA

round, lavender, imprinted with SL 369

Elavil 10 mg

round, blue, imprinted with ELAVIL, 40

Elavil 100 mg

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Elavil 25 mg

round, yellow, imprinted with ELAVIL, 45

What are the possible side effects of amitriptyline (Vanatrip)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor, such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), more depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself.

Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, sweating, general ill feeling;
  • sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body;
  • sudden severe headache, confusion, problems with vision, speech, or balance;
  • pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest;
  • feeling like you might pass out;
  • confusion, hallucinations, seizures (convulsions);
  • restless muscle movements in your eyes, tongue, jaw, or neck, uncontrollable shaking or tremor;
  • extreme thirst with headache, nausea, vomiting, and weakness;
  • numbness, burning pain, or tingly feeling;
  • easy bruising, unusual bleeding (nose, mouth, vagina, or rectum), purple or red pinpoint spots under your skin;
  • skin rash, bruising, severe tingling, numbness, pain, muscle weakness;
  • urinating less than usual or not at all.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • constipation, diarrhea, loss of appetite;
  • dry mouth, unpleasant taste;
  • feeling dizzy, drowsy, or tired;
  • trouble concentrating;
  • nightmares;
  • blurred vision, headache, ringing in your ears;
  • breast swelling (in men or women); or
  • decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about amitriptyline (Vanatrip)?

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to amitriptyline, or if you have recently had a heart attack.

Do not use amitriptyline if you have used an MAO inhibitor such as furazolidone (Furoxone), isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar), or tranylcypromine (Parnate) within the past 14 days.

Before taking amitriptyline, tell your doctor if you have used an "SSRI" antidepressant in the past 5 weeks, such as citalopram (Celexa), escitalopram (Lexapro), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem, Symbyax), fluvoxamine (Luvox), paroxetine (Paxil), or sertraline (Zoloft).

You may have thoughts about suicide when you first start taking an antidepressant, especially if you are younger than 24 years old. Your doctor will need to check you at regular visits for at least the first 12 weeks of treatment.

Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor, such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), more depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself.



Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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