Elavil is among the most widely used medications for depression symptoms. As a tricyclic antidepressant, Elavil relieves anxiety and tension, improves mood, helps to get better sleep and increases energy levels.
Antidepressant activity of Elavil
In simple terms, Elavil affects the balance of chemicals (norepinephrine and serotonin) in the brain by influencing the mechanism that’s responsible for uptake of these chemicals. Normally, the brain will release these chemicals to lift your mood. But in individuals with depression, these chemicals are reabsorbed into the brain. This means
the chemicals are not kept in the right balance to have a positive effect on mood.
Amitriptyline, the active ingredient in Elavil, prevents the reabsorption of these neurotransmitters into the brain. The result is a decrease in the amount of depressed moods. Therefore, when a person who’s suffering from depression takes Elavil, s/he is able to enjoy a lightened mood for longer periods of time. Amitriptyline is also believed to have sedative properties. It’s for this reason that Elavil is effective in treating depression in people who are agitated, anxious, or suffering from sleep disturbances.
How to use Elavil (generic)
Adults taking Elavil to treat depression should start with a dose of 25 mg three times a day. You can also take a single dose of Elavil, and the most preferred time for this is at bedtime. This amount can then be increased gradually until an appropriate and suitable dose is attained.
Elavil may start working in 3 to 4 days, but its full effects may take up to 30 days to be seen. When depression symptoms improve, one can reduce the dose slowly to the amount that will relieve the symptoms completely.
Elavil storage guidelines: The tablets should be stored at 20°-25°C (68°-77°F) in a well-closed and light-resistant container away from direct light.
Elavil possible side effects
Temporary side effects of Elavil include dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, flushing, headache, increased or decreased appetite, low blood pressure, nausea, tiredness or weakness (mild), unpleasant taste, vision problems (such as blurred vision), and weight gain.
Some people experience more serious side effects and sometimes need a physician’s advice on how to manage them. These include worsening depression and suicidal thoughts. Studies have shown that individuals aged 24 or younger are at a higher risk of suicidal thoughts or behavior when they take Elavil. If you experience such serious side
effects, contact your doctor immediately.
Though many drugs, herbal supplements, vitamins and foods can be taken with antidepressants like Elavil, you might want to tell your doctor about all the medicines you are using before you start taking Elavil. S/he will tell you whether or not it’s safe to combine those substances with Elavil.
Why buy Elavil Online?
The majority of patients with depression prefer ordering their medication online. And it’s not only because online pharmacies sell the drug at a cheaper price, but also because they can order from many locations across the world. Whether you are in the US, UK, Canada, India, or Asia, you can get a Canadian online pharmacy that will deliver your order in whenever and wherever you need.