If amitriptyline works for you, the effect on sleep is usually immediate, and your pain and mood are likely to improve over 2–6 weeks. Because it can sometimes take a while to find the right dose, it’s often helpful to keep taking amitriptyline: even if it doesn’t seem to be having much effect at first.
Moreover, is amitriptyline a sedative?
Does tolerance develop to the sedative and amnesic effects of antidepressants? The psychomotor, sedative and memory effects of a sedative, anticholinergic antidepressant (amitriptyline), a sedative antidepressant (trazodone) and placebo were compared in a double-blind, cross-over study with 12 healthy volunteers.
What is the side effect of amitriptyline 25 mg?
The most common side effects of Elavil include blurred vision, change in sexual desire or ability, constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, headache, loss of appetite, nausea, tiredness, trouble sleeping, and weakness.