Elavil is an antidepressant. Thanks to the active substance, this medicine is used as a sedative anti-neuralgic tool. The drug is characterized by anti-ulcer, anti-bulimic effect and the drug is working well in the case of bed-wetting.

This drug is indicated if there is depression of various types, but most often it is used when the patient is experiences anxiety, with phobias, in the case of a breach of conduct. Elavil is prescribed in the case of diseases such as bulimia, neuralgia, migraine, anorexia, infantile enuresis. Drug is available in the form of tablets, accompanied by instructions for use with information not only for physicians but also for patients. There is a description of the doses, duration of admission, features of use.

The contraindications to the use are myocardial infarction, hypertension, problems with the circulatory system, disturbances in the cardiovascular system. For example, the medication cannot be taken if you have asthma heart failure, peptic ulcer in stage of exacerbation, intestinal obstruction, overgrowth of the prostate gland, atony of the bladder. Elavil is contraindicated during pregnancy and breastfeeding. The drug is also prohibited to children under the age of six. Note that in some cases people may have individual intolerance to Elavil.

Special instructions

Antidepressant effect of the drug develops within 14-28 days from the time of application. According to the instructions, Elavil should be taken with caution in case of asthma; manic-depressive psychosis; alcoholism; epilepsy; depression of hematopoietic function of bone marrow; hyperthyroidism; angina; congestive heart failure; intraocular hypertension; angle-closure glaucoma; schizophrenia. During the treatment with Elavil you should avoid driving and working with potentially dangerous machinery that requires high concentration, and drinking alcohol.

In addition, you need to consider how this drug is combined with other drugs, its application scheme with existing related diseases. Such options should be considered by the attending physician who prescribes Elavil to you. Patients who take this drug should know that the drug should not be used in case of impaired vision, feeling of dryness in the mouth, fever, constipation. As a rule, in order to eliminate such phenomena you don’t require symptomatic treatment, the condition returns to normal one in a few days after the start of therapy. The treatment with Elavil can cause problems with the central nervous system, endocrine, digestive systems. Often there is a withdrawal syndrome that occurs when a patient abruptly stops taking the medicine.