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What is the drug AMITRIPTYLINE prescribed by a doctor for?

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What is the drug AMITRIPTYLINE prescribed by a doctor for?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 9 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 9 months ago.

amitryptiline is an old antidepressant.

back in the 1970s it used to be prescribed very commonly for depression

nowadays it is used for a lot of issues like chronic pain, headache and sleep disturbance

however, this is not recommended for patients over 65.

So I would not recommend it

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 9 months ago.

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