Amitriptyline is a prescribed medicine used primarily for treating pain and depression. The pain can be either back, neck or migraine. Amitriptyline is also categorized as an antidepressant and can be consumed either as a liquid or in tablet form.
How to use Amitriptyline Oral Tablets?
Before consuming these tablets or medication, it is important to consult your local pharmacist and doctor.
You can take this medication orally, as instructed by your medical professional, usually one to four times a day. This medicine does cause drowsiness, so it is best to take it before bed. The medication is prescribed based on your condition and the severity of your condition.
To reduce the side effects of this medication, your doctor might start with a low dosage medication and gradually increase the dose.
This medication shouldn’t be stopped without prior confirmation for your medical professional. According to the NHS, you might start feeling better after 1-2 weeks, but the medicine doesn’t start working as a painkiller until 6 weeks.
Side-Effects of Amitriptyline
Common side-effects include:
- Numbness and tingling in arms and feet
- Constipation or Diarrhea
- Blurred Vision
- Skin rash
- Swelling of your face and tongue
- Unexpected weight gain or weight loss
- Dry Mouth
It is advised to consult your medical professional if these symptoms do not reside.
Here is a list of more severe symptoms, and if and when you experience any of the following symptoms, contact your nearest hospital as soon as possible.
- Chest Pain
- Shortness of breath
- Piercing pain in the upper chest or body
- Abnormal heart rate
- Partial weakness in one side of the body
- Slurring of words and numbing of the tongue
- Loss of consciousness
- Temporary confusion
If you start taking this drug suddenly, then you might experience these withdrawal symptoms:
- Insomnia or disturbance of the sleep cycle
- Mood swings
- Increase or decrease in blood sugar
- Suicidal thoughts
- A sudden drop in blood pressure while standing
The side effects can depend on the following factors:
- Your age
- Other health conditions
- Other medications that you might be consuming
It is important to tell your medical professional if you are suffering from any existing conditions or taking any medications including supplements. This way your doctor will be able to prescribe the correct dosage without triggering any additional side effects.
How can NSUR help with Amitriptyline?
NSUR offers a prescription discount card called NSURx to help you save money on your Amitriptyline prescriptions.
Simply present your NSURx card to the pharmacist the next time you fill a prescription of Amitriptyline medication at your local pharmacy, and you could save up to 80% on your prescription costs! Moreover, every time you fill a prescription using NSURx, you will receive NSUR Coin as a reward, which you can use to buy goods and services on our health and wellness shopping platform.
Over 35,000 pharmacies accept NSURx prescriptions, including major chains like Walgreens, CVS, and Walmart and smaller, independent retailers in your neighborhood.
There is no limit on the number of prescriptions you can fill using NSURx or the frequency at which you can fill them. You can even use NSURx to get discounts on other prescriptions for your friends and family (including pets!).
Visit NSURx’s price lookup tool to see how much you can start saving today on your Tresiba prescriptions and to find the nearest pharmacy to you that accepts NSURx, or call +1 (855) 917-6216. Most users have a pharmacy within 2 miles of their home that takes NSURx.