Antidepressant drugs called whose main task – to prevent depression. Before they occur depression tried to treat a variety of natural medicines, among which the most common were caffeine, opium, valerian, ginseng, and others. But the emergence in the mid 50s antidepressants made a real revolution in psychopharmacology. And for nearly 60 years, they are the main agents in the fight against all sorts of depression.
To date, isolated antidepressants:
The first category of drugs is especially the case Amitriptyline antidepressant, which appeared in the late 60s and became one of the most used antidepressants in severe depression, with severe signs of excitement, anxiety and insomnia. In addition, Amitriptyline can function as an analgesic and also has anti-ulcer action.
Advantage of antidepressant Amitriptyline
The major advantage of this drug should be considered that, even though the number of side effects, Amitriptyline is one of the most reliable and effective drugs to combat depression of various shapes.
Amitriptyline has several analogues produced under different names, the most popular of which are Elavil and Endep.
Indications for use of the drug:
- Depression of different origin;
- The treatment of chronic pain;
- Treatment of children enuresis;
- Prevention of migraine;
- Treatment of schizophrenic psychosis, etc.
Amitriptyline antidepressant should be taken during or after a meal, which makes it possible to minimize the irritation of the gastric mucosa. The daily dose is divided into several stages, and in the beginning should be 50-75mg. After a few days, under strict supervision of the attending physician, the daily dose is gradually increased to 25-50 mg prior to the moment when it reaches the desired effect.
The most commonly side effects are:
- Increase in body temperature;
- Dry mouth;
- Nausea and vomiting;
- Constipation and intestinal obstruction;
- Rhythm of the heart;
- Pronounced allergic reactions.
- The emergence of anxiety.
Possible side effects and affect the nervous system, including: