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Elavil target is the treatment of depression. Elavil is acting by increasing the amounts of certain natural substances in the brain that are needed to maintain mental balance. It is tricyclic antidepressant.

Generic name of Elavil is Amitriptyline.

Elavil is also known as Amitriptyline, Amitryptyline, Amidon, Amitryn, Tryptanol, Endep, Elatrol, Tryptizol, Trepiline, Laroxyl, Saroten, Triptyl, Amitrip.

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The antiarrhythmic effects of amitriptyline (1), its secondary amine metabolite nortriptyline (2), as well as cyclobenzaprine (3) and cyproheptadine (4), tertiary amine analogues of 1, were studied in conscious dogs 24 h after myocardial infarction. Since the sedative side effect of 4 presents a potential problem for its clinical use, a quarternary derivative of 4, cyproheptadine methiodide (5), was prepared and its effects also studied in this model. Complete conversion to a normal sinus rhythm occurred in all animals studied after cumulative doses of 1700 micrograms/kg (6.17 mumol/kg) of 3, 1300 micrograms/kg (4.69 mumol/kg) of 1, 300 micrograms/kg (1.04 mumol/kg) of 4, and 25 micrograms/kg (0.058 mumol/kg) of 5. While 2 significantly decreased ventricular ectopic activity, it did not convert any of the animals studied to a sinus rhythm at doses up to 3000 micrograms/kg. Thus, the order of potency for conversion to a normal sinus rhythm appears to be 5 > 4 > 1 > 3 > 2. These data suggest that 5 is very potent in converting ventricular arrhythmias associated wtih myocardial infarction.

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The case notes of 22 patients who reported facial pain after sinonasal surgery or trauma out of a cohort of 973 patients seen in a rhinology clinic were reviewed retrospectively. This group included 10 patients who had undergone endoscopic sinus surgery and four who had suffered facial fractures. None of the patients reported any facial pain before surgery or trauma. In only one case was there any evidence, clinically, endoscopically, or radiologically, of any paranasal sinus disease and when this resolved with nasal medical treatment the pain remained. The treatment of these patients' facial pain centred on the use of neurological medical treatment. One third of the patients responded to low-dose amitriptyline, a further third showed some response to other pharmacological agents including carbamazepine, and the remaining third showed no response. These cases illustrate the characteristics and management of facial pain after sinonasal surgery and highlight the importance of medical neurological treatment in the absence of any objective evidence of sinus disease.

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Aromatic anticonvulsant agents such as carbamazepine and phenytoin can induce anticonvulsant hypersensitivity syndrome (AHS) at a frequency of 1 in 10,000 to 1 in 1,000 treated patients. The hypersensitivity syndrome is a potentially life-threatening adverse drug reaction with multiorgan involvement, and incidental reexposure must be strictly avoided. Patients and treating physicians must be informed and educated about the causal drug and its potential immunologic or toxicologic cross-reactivity with other compounds. It has been well established that for future antiepileptic drug therapy, carboxamides (carbamazepine and oxcarbazepine), phenytoin, and barbiturates (phenobarbital and primidone) have to be avoided owing to their high degree of cross-reactivity. Other anticonvulsant agents, such as valproic acid, benzodiazepines, and gabapentin, may be prescribed.

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Six tricyclic antidepressants were tested for their ability to antagonize histamine actions at histamine H1 receptors in a bioassay for these receptors (histamine-induced contractions of guinea pig ileum). All compounds were competitive antagonists with equilibrium dissociation constants in the range of 5.6 x 10(-11) M to 1.5 x 10(-7) M. Doxepin hydrochloride and amitriptyline hydrochloride were the most potent compounds of the series and may be the most potent antihistamines known. Antagonism at histamine H1 receptors by these compounds may explain their sedative effects.

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Both antidepressant drugs and repeated electroconvulsive shock (ECS) produce adaptive changes in cerebral neurotransmitter systems. As in the clinical practice ECS is used almost always after therapeutical failure of pharmacotherapy, we investigated presently how chronic administration of an antidepressant amitriptyline affects the action of subsequent multiple ECS in rats. Amitriptyline differed from ECS and from other classical antidepressant in producing no beta-downregulation and potentiating the inhibitory effect of protein kinase C activator, 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol 13-acetate (TPA), on responses of alpha 1-adrenoceptor system to noradrenaline. The action of ECS on alpha 1-adrenoceptor system remained essentially unaffected by previous amitriptyline administration. Its downregulatory effect on responses of beta-adrenoceptor system to noradrenaline, and particularly to isoproterenol, were attenuated by previous drug treatment. The present results suggest that previous chronic administration of antidepressant drugs may alter the effect of subsequent ECS.

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We report a method for simultaneous measurement of five commonly used tricyclic antidepressant drugs (doxepin, desipramine, nortriptyline, imipramine, and amitriptyline) in serum by paired-ion high-performance liquid chromatography, with use of a reversed-phase column and ultraviolet detection at 254 nm. The drugs are extracted from 2 ml of serum at pH 14 into hexane/isoamyl alcohol (99/1 by vol) and re-extracted into 200 microliter of 0.1 mol/liter HCI. An aliquot of the aqueous acid phase is chromatographed with use of a methanol/acetonitrile/water (41/15/44) solvent system, containing 5 mmol of pentanesulfonic acid per liter of phosphate buffer (0.1 mol/liter, pH 6.5), at a flow rate of 1,5 ml/min. Analytical recoveries of the drugs from serum increase with increasing concentration, from 62% at 25 microgram/liter to 93% at 300 microgram/liter. Linear response is observed for drug concentrations up to 1500 microgram/liter and the detection limit is 2-3 microgram/liter. Within-run precision ranges from 1.4 to 2.9% and day-to-day precision from 1.7 to 7%, depending on the specific drug. The entire procedure can be completed within 45 min and is well adapted to the routine clinical laboratory. Of 48 common basic and several neutral drugs tested for possible interferences, only three benzodiazepines, three phenothiazines, and three antihistamines interfere with the assay of doxepin, desipramine, and nortriptyline, respectively.

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We described the findings of a study into the post-mortem redistribution (PMR) of 76 drugs found in 129 drug-related cases between 2006 and 2009. Seventy six drugs (psychotropic drugs (n=14), antidepressants (n=9), sedatives (n=6) and so on) were simultaneously quantified in cardiac and peripheral blood by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC/MS) or liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS). The absence, possibility or presence of PMR of drugs was determined according to the ratios of cardiac to femoral blood concentrations (C/P ratios). Proxyphylline (C/P ratio: 0.85) showed no PMR; carbamazepine was not subject to PMR; a potential for PMR of lorazepam and mirtrazapine cannot be excluded; chlordiazepoxide is subject to PMR; acetaminophen and alprazolam exhibit minimal PMR; amitriptyline and benztropine exhibit PMR. Codeine (C/P ratio: 4.9), zolpidem (C/P ratio: 3.74), chlorpromazine (C/P ratio: 2.97), fluoxetine (C/P ratio: 2.83) and propranolol (C/P ratio: 2.72) had the largest C/P ratios. Postmortem drug concentrations showed variations depending on sampling sites and characteristics of the drugs. It is continuously necessary to analyze commonly used or abused drugs in simultaneously collected cardiac and peripheral blood to establish significant reference values for PMR. These findings can be used to reach a conclusion about the cause and manner of death.

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A systematic review of the most relevant clinical trials of migraine headache and its epidemiology, pathophysiology, comorbidity, and prophylactic treatment (medical and nonmedical) was carried out using "Medline" and "PsychINFO" from 1973 to 2009. Approximately 110 trials met our inclusion criteria and were included in the current review.

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Tianeptine is an antidepressant agent with a novel neurochemical profile. It increases serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine; 5-HT) uptake in the brain (in contrast with most antidepressant agents) and reduces stress-induced atrophy of neuronal dendrites. Like the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and in contrast with most tricyclic antidepressant agents, tianeptine does not appear to be associated with adverse cognitive, psychomotor, sleep, cardiovascular or bodyweight effects and has a low propensity for abuse. Tianeptine has a comparatively favourable pharmacokinetic profile. It is not subject to first-pass hepatic metabolism, has high bioavailability and limited distribution, and is rapidly eliminated. While this offers advantages for tianeptine over the tricyclic antidepressant agents in terms of dose titration, treatment changes and potential drug interactions, its rapid elimination makes adherence to dosage schedules more important. Tianeptine differs from most antidepressants in that it is not primarily metabolised by the hepatic cytochrome P450 system, indicating less likelihood of drug-drug interactions; this is of particular interest for elderly patients. Tianeptine, in dosages of 25 to 50 mg/day, has been investigated in patients with major depression, depressed bipolar disorder, dysthymia or adjustment disorder. It has equivalent antidepressant efficacy to several classical antidepressant agents (amitriptyline, clomipramine, imipramine, mianserin) and the SSRIs fluoxetine (in most patients), paroxetine and sertraline. Comparison with maprotiline indicated superior efficacy for tianeptine but dothiepin appeared superior in another study. Extended treatment with tianeptine decreases the incidence of relapse/recurrence of depression. Tianeptine appears to be as effective as fluoxetine, sertraline, amitriptyline, clomipramine and mianserin and more effective than maprotiline in improving associated anxiety in patients with depressive disorders. Depression and anxiety symptoms in alcohol dependant patients also respond well to tianeptine. The adverse effects associated with tianeptine are similar in many respects to those of the SSRIs and minimal in comparison with the tricyclic antidepressants. The most common adverse effects are nausea, constipation, abdominal pain, headache, dizziness and changes in dreaming. Anticholinergic effects occur less often with tianeptine than with tricyclic agents. Hepatoxicity is rare. The dosage should be decreased in elderly patients and those with severe renal failure, but adjustment is not necessary in patients with alcoholism or hepatic impairment, or those undergoing haemodialysis.

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The data from a series of studies in different patient samples are consistent in showing that resistance to dexamethasone suppression is selectively associated with primary major depressive disorder. In addition, nonsuppressors appear to have more depressive episodes, show greater improvement during hospitalization, tend to be older than suppressors, and may have a specific disturbance in cognitive function. Preliminary data suggest that nonsuppressors and suppressors respond preferentially to different antidepressants. These data raise the possibility that pituitary-adrenal disinhibition, as assessed by the dexamethasone suppression test, is associated with a depressive subtype having a distinctive pathophysiology, clinical course, and treatment response.

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Frequent or regular intake of antimigraine drugs, including analgesics, constitutes a common cause of chronic daily headache. Discontinuation of symptomatic medication can produce an increase in head pain accompanied by withdrawal symptoms. We report the favourable outcome of treating a group of outpatients with the combination of amitriptyline, dexamethasone and sumatriptan. Dexamethasone (4 mg/day) was given intramuscularly for 2 weeks, amitriptyline orally at night (50 mg/day) for at least 6 months, and sumatriptan subcutaneously to treat acute headache attacks. Eighteen out of 20 patients abstained from drug abuse. Eleven of these 18 patients showed a marked reduction in headache frequency (at least 75% in relation to the basal value), and were considered "very good responders". The other seven patients experienced at least 50% reduction in headache frequency compared to baseline. This preliminary report suggests that drug-induced headache can be treated effectively in outpatients using dexamethasone, amitriptyline and sumatriptan in combination with significant benefit in everyday life conditions.

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Lofepramine is a tricyclic antidepressant related to imipramine. Meta-analyses were carried out with respect to efficacy and tolerability by combining outcome and adverse reaction from over 20 controlled trials comparing lofepramine with other tricyclic antidepressants. Lofepramine was at least as effective as the comparators with fewer adverse effects. In particular, the risk/benefit ratio seemed superior to the comparators amitriptyline, imipramine, clomipramine, maprotiline and desipramine.

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We found 50 systematic reviews, RCTs, or observational studies that met our inclusion criteria. We performed a GRADE evaluation of the quality of evidence for interventions.

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For the purpose of determining psychotropic properties of antiparkinsonian substances, the author has carried out a quantitative analytic study on EEG changes induced by six marketed antiparkinsonian drugs in young normal volunteers. The drugs were six antiparkinsonian agents, l-dopa (LDP) 100 mg, trihexyphenidyl (THP) 2 mg, 4 mg, biperiden (BPD) 1 mg, 2 mg, 5 mg, mazaticol (MZC) 4 mg, 8 mg, amantadine (AMD) 100 mg, bromocriptine (BMC) 1.25 mg, 2.5 mg, and amitriptyline (ATP) 25 mg, haloperidol (HPD) 3 mg, diazepam (DZP) 3 mg, inert placebo (PLB) as active and inactive controls. They were orally given to six healthy male volunteers respectively with two weeks interval and pre-drug, one, three, six hour post-drug EEGs were recorded and analyzed using our computer system with the periodgram technique. Placebo-controlled differences between pre- and post-drug EEGs were statistically treated with the principal component analysis. THP, BPD and MZC produced a marked decrease of alpha frequency associated with increases of slow and fast activities. In addition, MZC induced a slight delirious state with visual and auditory hallucinations at 8 mg in five of six subjects. EEG profiles of these drugs appeared very close to those of thymoleptics but the clinical observations suggest some psychodysleptic property of MZC at a higher dose. LDP provoked a decrease of lower alpha frequency and an increase of lower fast activity that may suggest central stimulant or mood elevating effects. BMC and AMD induced a decrease of slow activity associated with increases of higher alpha activity and lower fast activity in EEG and suggested their vigilance enhancing effects. Based on the current experience, it would be appropriate to use six EEG bands classification (delta, theta, lower alpha, higher alpha, lower beta, higher beta) instead of the fundamental four bands (delta, theta, alpha and beta) in pharmaco-EEG, as far as multivariate analysis of psychotropic drug profile is concerned. It must be noted that the higher part of alpha frequency present a completely different response from the lower part to the centrally effective drugs. Furthermore, psychiatrists should be as prudent as possible when prescribing antiparkinsonian drugs for prevention and treatment of drug induced extrapyramidalism.

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Ninety alcoholic patients with the secondary affective disorders (anxiety, depression) were divided into four groups. Patients in the first group received GABAB receptor ligands (baclofen), those in the second group, diazepam, those in the third group, amitriptyline and those in the fourth group, placebo. The results of clinical, psychological (tests of Spielberger, Zung and MMPI), and electrophysiological (superslow omega-potential) investigations showed that baclofen is an effective drug for affective disturbances in alcoholic patients, with efficacy superior to placebo and equal to diazepam and amitriptyline. At the same time baclofen does not have the side-effects and complications of the latter. Significant changes in platelet MAOB activity and the dopamine, serotonin and GABA concentrations in blood after treatment were not found in the four patient groups. The peripheral matabolism of GABA and monoamines do not seem to be related to the development of secondary affective disorders in alcoholic patients. This investigation encourages the search for drugs acting on the affective psychopathology of GABAB receptor ligands.

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Bupropion and fluvoxamine appear less effective in long-term treatment of MDD. These results should be confirmed by randomized placebo-controlled prospective studies with larger samples.

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Neuropathic pain is associated with significant co-morbidities, including depression, which impact considerably on the overall patient experience. Pain co-morbidity symptoms are rarely assessed in animal models of neuropathic pain. Neuropathic pain is characterized by hyperexcitability within nociceptive pathways and remains difficult to treat with standard analgesics.

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Dose equivalence of antidepressants is critically important for clinical practice and for research. There are several methods to define and calculate dose equivalence but for antidepressants, only daily defined dose and consensus methods have been applied to date. The purpose of the present study is to examine dose equivalence of antidepressants by a less arbitrary and more systematic method.

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Four hundred subjects met the inclusion criteria. Females were more likely to report posttraumatic headache buy elavil online than males (90% vs. 79%, P = 0.004), more likely to be prescribed amitriptyline (24% vs. 13%, P = 0.004), and had a significantly longer recovery time (median, 80 days versus 34 days, P < 0.001). Seventeen percent of subjects were prescribed amitriptyline for treatment of posttraumatic headache, of which 82% reported a beneficial effect. There was no difference in the percentage of posttraumatic headache or recovery time in football players versus other male athletes from other sport mechanisms.

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All treatment groups demonstrated statistically significant improvement from baseline in depression ratings by Week 1 and thereafter. The antidepressant effects of amitriptyline and sertraline were significantly (p < .05) greater than placebo and did not differ significantly from each other. Sertraline was associated with significantly (p < .05) greater subjective (i.e., patient-rated) improvement in mood than amitriptyline or placebo. Both active drugs were associated with greater improvements than placebo on most quality of life measurements. On several items, sertraline, but not amitriptyline, was superior to placebo. There was a discernible effect of sertraline earlier than amitriptyline on most quality of life scales. Amitriptyline therapy was associated with significantly more treatment-related adverse events, and discontinuations due to treatment-related buy elavil online adverse events, in comparison to both sertraline and placebo therapy.

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Data from predominantly short term trials suggest that milnacipran generally has similar efficacy to tricyclic antidepressants and SSRIs. Although further published data are required to confirm its efficacy, good tolerability profile and pharmacokinetic buy elavil online profile which suggests a low potential for drug interactions, milnacipran should be considered a promising agent for the treatment of patients with major depressive disorder.

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During a 5 month, double blind crossover study of the clinical effect of cyclobenzaprine on 7 patients with fibrositis, weekly measurements were done of plasma beta-endorphin (endorphin, prostaglandin E (PGE) and catecholamines). Endorphin levels were buy elavil online normal but varied with tender point tenderness. Mean plasma dopamine and PGE were elevated. Norepinephrine was normal to very high while epinephrine levels were continuously low to normal. We conclude that patients with fibrositis have a neurotransmitter plasma profile like other chronic pain states having stress and increased vasomotor activity with the possible exception of having low circulating epinephrine. This disparity may mark a failure of central nervous system pain modulation in fibrositis.

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In this paper, three placebo-controlled trials of moclobemide, and four three-way comparison trials of moclobemide, placebo and one of the standard tricyclic antidepressants, imipramine, clomipramine, or amitriptyline, are reviewed. The results of the placebo-controlled trials indicate that about twice as many of the patients receiving moclobemide showed a marked improvement during a four-week treatment period, as compared with patients receiving placebo. Of the three-way trials, two studies indicated that the efficacy of moclobemide was significantly greater than that of placebo and similar to that of other antidepressants (imipramine or amitriptyline). Tolerance of moclobemide buy elavil online was good and better than that of the tricyclic antidepressants. In the other three-way comparison trials, the differences in efficacy between the placebo, moclobemide, and the tricyclic antidepressant were not significant.

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Dopamine autoreceptors were studied by determining the effects of chronic antidepressant treatment on the ability of several doses of apomorphine to decrease 3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine accumulation (an index of dopamine synthesis in vivo) after saline or ?-hydroxybutyric acid lactone (?-butyrolactone). 3,4-Dihydroxyphenylalanine accumulation was measured in nigrostriatal [nucleus caudatus putamen] and mesolimbic [nucleus accumbens and tuberculum olfactorium] nerve terminals. Apomorphine decreased 3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine accumulation in the nucleus caudatus putamen, tuberculum olfactorium and nucleus accumbens in a dose-related manner. Chronic imipramine (10 days) treatment attenuated the low and high dose apomorphine-induced decrease in 3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine accumulation in the nucleus caudatus buy elavil online putamen to a greater extent than the tuberculum olfactorium or nucleus accumbens. In ?-butyrolactone-treated animals chronic treatment with imipramine, amitriptyline or bupropion (10 days) attenuated the low dose apomorphine effect in the nucleus caudatus putamen, but not the tuberculum olfactorium or nucleus accumbens. Only 2 days of imipramine treatment had no effect on the apomorphine-induced decrease in 3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine accumulation in the nucleus caudatus putamen with or without ?-butyrolactone treatment. These data suggest that chronic treatment with three antidepressants produces dopamine autoreceptor subsensitivity in nigrostriatal neurons more than mesolimbic neurons and that this effect is not seen with short-term imipramine treatment.

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Following a report that nortriptyline was found useful in the control of enuresis in adults, presumably as an anticholinergic, its likely mechanism of action and apparent bladder specificity have now been investigated in vitro. The ratios of anticholinergic potencies (reciprocal of dissociation contents, Ki) for four different tricyclic antidepressants, derived from competitive binding assays with (-)[3H]QNB in tissue homogenates, in the order (human) detrusor muscle/ileal longitudinal muscle/caudate, are as follows: Nortriptyline, 5/4/7; desipramine, 2/1/5/; clomipramine, 4/3/27; amitriptyline, 25/14/56. The apparent selective effect of nortriptyline on the bladder cannot be ascribed to its higher affinity to bladder receptors. Still, this drug is the least discriminatory of the four. Hence, at a given concentration, it is expected to affect tissue embodying a low density receptor pool sooner than tissue having a large receptor reserve. The ratios of the densities of (-)[3H]QNB binding sites in the order detrusor muscle/ileal muscle/cortex is 1/3/5, supporting the present contention. In the guinea-pig, the ratios of the anticholinergic potency in the buy elavil online order bladder/proximal ileum/distal ileum/cortex are as follows: Nortriptyline, 25/5/6/33; desipramine, 8/2/2/14; amitriptyline, 100/14/20/100; clomipramine, 17/3/5/33. Also, the ratios of the densities of binding sites are 1/6/5/2. Hence, data derived from assays in the guinea-pig are not representative of those derived from human tissue.

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Prior studies have suggested that physostigmine may be useful in reversing QRS prolongation due to amitriptyline toxicity. To investigate this question, we devised a pharmacologic model in rabbits utilizing an initial intravenous bolus of amitriptyline (4-6 mg) followed by a constant amitriptyline infusion (0.2-0.4 mg/min) empirically titered buy elavil online to maintain the QRS at 50% or more of control value for at least 5 min. Intravenous physostigmine (2 mg) sufficient to produce muscle fasciculations and significant (P less than 0.01) slowing of sinus rate was then administered to six animals. No significant change in QRS duration was noted at 1, 3, and 5 min intervals following physostigmine. Although no immediate antidotal effect of physostigmine on amitriptyline-induced QRS prolongation could be demonstrated, these results do not exclude a possible interaction between the membrane effects of the tricyclic antidepressants (and related agents) and the vagal branch of the autonomic nervous system.

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Actions on performance of dextropropoxyphene (DXP) alone and in combination with amitriptyline (AMI), indomethacin (IN), and placebo were compared in 15 patients with rheumatoid arthritis. The patients were on their prescribed maintenance regimen excluding analgesics. In four randomized test sessions at two-week intervals, they received double blind and crossover single oral doses of DXP 130 mg, IN 50 mg, DXP 65 mg + AMI 25 mg or placebo, each after two days' pretreatment with the same drug. Objective and subjective effects were measured at baseline and 2 and 4 hours after drug administration. DXP impaired critical flicker discrimination, symbol copying and body balance without modifying tracking, choice reactions or attention. It rendered the subjects elated, muzzy, mentally slow and calm. Actions of AMI + DXP were about the same. IN impaired body balance and critical flicker recognition. Plasma concentrations of DXP were moderate to high whilst those of IN and AMI were fairly low. We conclude that therapeutic doses of DXP and IN are relatively safe in regard to driving skills. Small doses of AMI may not enhance the mild psychomotor effects of DXP. Earlier single dose studies carried out with healthy volunteers might have overestimated buy elavil online the decremental effects of analgesics on psychomotor performance.

elavil tablet 2016-12-31

The intracellular pH (pHi) of neurones is tightly regulated by, for example, membrane-bound acid-exchangers and loaders. Nevertheless, excessive bioelectric activity lowers steady-state pHi. In turn, even a moderate acidification can inhibit neuronal activity, a process believed to be part of a negative feedback loop controlling neuronal excitation. As moclobemide, an antidepressant, and also some antiepileptic drugs can reduce neuronal pHi in hippocampus slices in vitro, we screened a panel buy elavil online of currently used neuropsychopharmaca for comparable effects.

elavil depression medication 2016-02-27

A new high-performance liquid chromatography method is presented for the determination of 10 frequently prescribed tricyclic and nontricyclic antidepressants: imipramine, amitriptyline, clomipramine, fluoxetine, sertraline, paroxetine, citalopram, mirtazapine, moclobemide and duloxetine. The simple and accurate sample preparation step, consisted of liquid:liquid extraction with recoveries ranging between 72% and 86%, except for moclobemide (59%). Separation was obtained using a reverse phase Select B column under isocratic conditions with UV detection (230 nm). The mobile phase consisted of 35% of a mixture of acetonitrile/methanol (92:8, v/v) and 65% of 0.25 mol L(-1) sodium acetate buffer, pH 4.5. The standard curves were linear over a working range of 2.5-1000 ng mL(-1) for moclobemide, 5-2000 ng mL(-1) for citalopram, duloxetine, fluoxetine, 10-2000 ng mL(-1) for sertraline, imipramine, paroxetine, mirtazapine and clomipramine. The intra-assay and inter-assay precision and accuracy were studied at three concentrations (50, 200, and 500 ng mL(-1)). The intra-assay coefficients of variation (CVs) for all compounds were less than 8.8%, and all inter-CVs were less than 10%. Limits of quantification were 2.5 ng mL(-1) for moclobemide, 5 ng mL(-1) for citalopram, duloxetine and amitriptyline, and 10 ng mL(-1) for mirtazapine, paroxetine, imipramine, fluoxetine, sertraline, and clomipramine. No interference of the drugs normally associated with antidepressants was observed. The method has been successfully applied to the analysis of real samples, for the drug monitoring of ten frequently prescribed buy elavil online tricyclic and non-tricyclic antidepressant drugs.

elavil starting dose 2016-02-18

The aim of this study buy elavil online was to investigate and apply supported ionic liquid membrane (SILM) in two-phase micro-electrodriven membrane extraction combined with high performance liquid chromatography-ultraviolet detection (HPLC-UV) for pre-concentration and determination of three selected antidepressant drugs in water samples. A thin agarose film impregnated with 1-hexyl-3-methylimidazolium hexafluorophosphate, [C6MIM] [PF6], was prepared and used as supported ionic liquid membrane between aqueous sample solution and acceptor phase for extraction of imipramine, amitriptyline and chlorpromazine. Under the optimized extraction conditions, the method provided good linearity in the range of 1.0-1000μgL(-1), good coefficients of determination (r(2)=0.9974-0.9992) and low limits of detection (0.1-0.4μgL(-1)). The method showed high enrichment factors in the range of 110-150 and high relative recoveries in the range of 88.2-111.4% and 90.9-107.0%, for river water and tap water samples, respectively with RSDs of ≤7.6 (n=3). This method was successfully applied to the determination of the drugs in river and tap water samples. It is envisaged that the SILM improved the perm-selectivity by providing a pathway for targeted analytes which resulted in rapid extraction with high degree of selectivity and high enrichment factor.

elavil medication uses 2016-12-14

Comorbid chronic pain is common in depressed patients buy elavil online . It is predictive of a poor prognosis for depression and is a major risk factor for suicidal behavior. Depression and chronic pain may result from a common neurobiological dysfunction of monoamine cell bodies in the basal ganglia. Amitriptyline, which inhibits both serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake, is a preferred treatment of chronic pain although it is not officially indicated for this condition. Chronic pain can be modeled in animals where amitriptyline has been shown to be highly effective. Similar effects are obtained with the serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors milnacipran, duloxetine, and venlafaxine, whereas selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are only weakly active. Both animal and clinical studies of chronic pain show that dual-acting reuptake inhibitors are more active than selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors, which are, in turn, more active than SSRIs. A meta-analysis of placebo-controlled studies confirmed that dual-action antidepressants, but not SSRIs, were effective in reducing chronic lower-back pain. Milnacipran, duloxetine, and venlafaxine, have all been reported to be effective in a number of chronic pain conditions, including the treatment of fibromyalgia where their analgesic effects are independent of comorbid depression.

elavil insomnia dosage 2016-12-07

The rationale for our study was to examine Glucovance 850 Mg the prophylactic benefit of two doses of amitriptyline over a 6-month observational period in patients with migraine. We aimed at evaluating whether 50 mg of amitryptiline extended release was more effective than 25 mg in reducing the number of migraine days.

elavil normal dosage 2017-06-26

To evaluate cyclobenzaprine interference on tricyclic antidepressant Flomax Open Capsule assays.

elavil drug classification 2015-09-22

A method for the quantitative analysis of tricyclic antidepressants in the serum of psychiatric patients is described. The method can be used for determining amitriptyline, nortriptyline, imipramine, demethyllimipramine, clomipramine, demethylclomipramine, trimipramine and protriptyline. The Viagra Jelly Reviews method consists in a series of extraction steps followed by gas chromatography with flame-ionization detector. The drugs are determined in their native state. The internal standard method is used for the quantitation.

elavil drug class 2015-03-30

The consumption of antidepressant seems to be in France higher than in comparable countries, as well as the overall consumption of healthcare and medications. In Western countries, in recent years, the use of antidepressants has regularly increased, mainly due to the use of serotoninergic antidepressants. In France, in a week, the prevalence of antidepressant use in the overall population increased from 1.7% in 1992 to 3% in 1995. This survey addressed the overall population in the form of a representative sample focusing on subjects who indicated, at the time they were consulted, that they were taking an antidepressant. The study aimed to determine the circumstances of prescription: prescriber file, reason for prescription, type of medication prescribed, match between the prescription and the product indications stated in the marketing authorization, prescription duration and reason for discontinuing treatment. Methodology - The first stage consisted in forwarding a letter to a panel of 44 000 subjects aged 15 years or more and representative of the French population. The aim was to achieve a cross-sectional description of the population taking antidepressants. The response rate was 82% (36 Vantin 200 Mg 036 subjects). The subjects who stated that they were taking an antidepressant were re-contacted by telephone by an interviewer trained in the use of the Composite International Diagnostic Interview - lifetime (CIDI), exploring depression and anxiety diseases with a view to potential diagnosis as per DSM criteria. Longitudinal follow-up over 8 months from the initial screening was evaluated using a monthly questionnaire on the time course of antidepressant consumption. Results - Out of 20 000 households, comprising 44 000 people aged over 15 years, 1 333 people were taking an antidepressant or had taken one in the previous 4 weeks. The sex ratio of the antidepressant consumers was 3 women to 1 man, amplifying the known sex ratio with respect to depressive disorders. The mean age of the subjects taking an antidepressant at time t was 51 years. Lifestyle and socioprofessional category did not seem to influence antidepressant consumption. Somatic comorbidity was present in 60% of antidepressant consumers. Among the consumers of antidepressants at time t, 45% were taking a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). The two products most widely prescribed in that class were fluoxetine (30% of the subjects taking an antidepressant at time t) and paroxetine (10% of the subjects taking an antidepressant at time t). The other SSRIs accounted for the remaining 5%. Thirty-nine percent of the consumers were taking a tricyclic antidepressant: clomipramine in 16% of cases, amitriptyline in 14%, and other tricyclic antidepressants in 9%. Lastly, 20% of the consumers were taking an antidepressant that was neither an SSRI nor a tricyclic antidepressant. Only 4% of the patients were concomitantly taking 2 antidepressants: single-agent therapy is in line with the recommendations of the various expert groups. In the survey, 9 antidepressant prescriptions out of 10 were written by an open-care practitioner, and 1 out of 10 by a hospital physician. For 60% of the subjects, the antidepressant treatment was prescribed by a general practitioner. General practitioners prescribe less tricyclic antidepressants and more SSRIs than specialists. The main reason for prescription reported by the patient was depression (57% of cases); followed by a state of anxiety or stress (15% of cases). In 10% of cases, the consumer stated that the reason for treatment was not psychological. Sixty-two percent of subjects presented with, or had presented with, a mood disorder as per M-CIDI (major depression, mood disorder, or a combination of the two) and 14% an isolated anxiety disorder. Twenty-five percent of the subjects on antidepressants did not fulfill all the M-CIDI criteria for any diagnosis. Among the people receiving antidepressants, 54% had a CIDI diagnosis in strict compliance with the marketing authorization indications for the product considered. One quarter (25%) presented with a diagnosis of a characterized psychiatric disease, outside of the marketing authorization indications for the product taken. This finding reflects misuse or use on the basis of published data not incorporated in the marketing authorization. The dosages were in line with those stated in the marketing authorization for the disease considered in almost 99% of cases for the subjects on paroxetine and fluoxetine, but for only 22% of cases for the subjects on tricyclic antidepressants. Tricyclic antidepressants would therefore appear to be frequently inappropriately in terms of proportions that would be ineffective: half of the subjects on clomipramine were taking a dose less than or equal to one third of the minimum recommended dose. Conclusion - This survey shows that the point-prevalence of antidepressants in the global population in France is about 3.5%. Women consume more antidepressants than men. SSRIs are the most widely prescribed antidepressants. The survey findings point out the discrepancies between official indications, such as the ones issued by the regulatory authorities, and the physicians' prescribing practices.

elavil 50 mg 2016-01-19

To examine the association between Beers criteria sedative medications and delirium in a large cohort of hospitalized Artane Drug Action elderly adults with common medical conditions.

elavil type drugs 2016-06-17

To Triphala Laxative Dosage examine the interaction between treatment group and predictor variables, analyses of co-variants were carried out for two outcome measures: the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression and the Beck Depression Inventory. Predictor variables were also entered into a stepwise forward logistic regression in which patients were categorized as recovered or not recovered.

elavil brand name 2015-10-20

A longitudinal, retrospective study using Imitrex 15 Mg electronic prescription data from a Dutch sick fund, ZAO Zorgverzekeringen.

elavil overdose death 2016-02-16

1. E- and Z-10-hydroxynortriptyline are major metabolites of amitriptyline and nortriptyline in man. Upon incubation with human liver microsomes or cytosol, these metabolites were oxidized to the corresponding ketones, E- and Z-10-oxonortriptyline. (+)-E- and (+)-Z-10-hydroxynortriptyline were distinctly preferred over the (-)-isomers as substrates. NADP+ supported the oxidation in cytosol, whereas in microsomes NAD+ was the best cofactor. 2. Incubation of E- and Z-10-oxonortriptyline with NADPH and cytosol resulted in the nearly exclusive formation of (+)-E- and (+)-Z-10-hydroxynortriptyline. Kinetic analysis revealed high-affinity reduction (K(m) 1-2 microM) of the two ketones and an additional low-affinity component with the E-isomer. 10-Oxonortriptyline reduction was also catalysed by rabbit, but not by rat or guinea pig liver cytosol. 3. With [4-3H]NADPH as cosubstrate, tritium was incorporated into E- and Z-10-hydroxynortriptyline preferentially from the pro-4R position. Redox cycling of (+)-E- and (+)-Z-10-hydroxynortriptyline in cytosol in the presence of NAD- and NADPH was indicated by 3H incorporation from [pro-4R-3H]NADPH. 4. Recombinant human carbonyl reductase catalysed low-affinity reduction of E-10-oxonortriptyline with preferential transfer of the pro-4S-3H of labelled NADPH. 5. Ketone reduction in cytosol was strongly inhibited by 9,10-phenanthrenequinone and dehydrolithocholic acid and moderately by other 3-oxo steroids and some anti-inflammatory drugs. 6. The high-affinity reduction of E- and Z-10-oxonortriptyline and the oxidation of the alcohols in cytosol are probably mediated by a member of the aldo-keto reductase 80 Mg Viagra family of enzymes.

elavil 25mg medication 2016-08-21

AECSF was prepared by steaming the fillets as described previously. Antidepressant activity was studied in male ICR mice using forced swimming test (FST) and tail suspension test (TST). Open-field test was used to evaluate any psychomotor stimulant activity. AECSF was administered intraperitoneally at the concentrations of 30%, 40% and 50% w Viagra Generic Online /v at the dosage of 10 ml/kg. Amitriptyline (10 mg/kg) was used as positive control.

elavil pill 2015-02-15

Double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized, parallel-group Requip Xl Drug study.

elavil 100 mg 2016-06-24

The streptozocin-induced diabetic rat has been put forward as a model of chronic pain with signs of hyperalgesia and allodynia that may reflect signs observed in diabetic humans. The aim of this work was to assess, in streptozocin-induced diabetic rats, the pharmacological activity to several analgesic drugs known to be effective (clomipramine, Adalat Watch Online amitriptyline, desipramine, clonidine, lidocaine), ineffective (aspirin), or with a doubtful effectiveness (morphine) in human painful diabetic neuropathy. The animals were submitted to a mechanical pain test (paw pressure) and the ability of the drugs to reverse diabetes-induced hyperalgesia was tested. The tested antidepressants (0.125-8 mg/kg, i.v.) were slightly effective in diabetic rats; amitriptyline and clomipramine induced a weak effect, whereas desipramine was more active, suggesting noradrenergic specificity. This was confirmed by the effectiveness of clonidine (50, 100, 150 micrograms/kg, s.c.). Lidocaine (1-9 mg/kg, i.v.) had prolonged efficacy on mechanical hyperalgesia. Aspirin (100 mg/kg, i.v.) was without effect and morphine (0.5-4 mg/kg, i.v.) induced a dose-dependent antinociceptive effect but at doses twice as high as those used in normal rats. These results demonstrate the high pharmacological predictivity of this model of painful diabetes and suggest that in this pathological condition, among the drugs acting on monoaminergic transmission, noradrenergic drugs seem the most active.

elavil and alcohol 2015-04-03

To assess the effects of desmopressin on nocturnal enuresis in children, and to compare desmopressin with other interventions.

elavil 2 mg 2016-06-29

This study demonstrates that topical 2% amitriptyline/1% ketamine, given over 6-12 months, is associated with long-term perceived analgesic effectiveness in treatment of neuropathic pain. Antidepressants and ketamine both produce multiple pharmacologic effects that may contribute to peripheral analgesia; such actions include block of peripheral N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors, local anesthetic properties, and interactions with adenosine systems.

elavil 20 mg 2015-06-10

The tricyclic antidepressant amitriptyline binds with high affinity to N-methyl-d-aspartate receptors (NMDARs) and inhibits NMDAR-mediated events. Activation of the postsynaptic density protein-95 (PSD-95)/NMDAR-mediated downstream signaling cascade, including neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) and protein kinase gamma (PKCγ), has been shown to be involved in morphine tolerance. The present study examined the potential effect of amitriptyline on chronic morphine infusion-induced spinal PSD-95/NMDAR/nNOS/PKCγ signaling in morphine tolerance. Male Wistar rats were implanted with an intrathecal catheter and received an intrathecal infusion of saline or amitriptyline (15 μg/h), morphine+saline (tolerance induction, 15 μg/h), or morphine+amitriptyline for 5 days. Co-administration of amitriptyline with morphine not only preserved the antinociceptive effect of morphine, but also attenuated astrocyte activation in the rat spinal cord dorsal horn. On day 5 after drug infusion, increased expression and phosphorylation of spinal membrane NMDAR NR1 subunit and expression of PSD-95 were observed following chronic morphine infusion and these effects were attenuated by amitriptyline co-infusion. Upregulation of NMDAR-induced intracellular nNOS expression was also inhibited by amitriptyline co-infusion in chronic morphine-infused rats. Furthermore, amitriptyline co-infusion significantly inhibited morphine-induced PKCγ expression in both the cytosol and membrane of spinal neurons. These findings suggest that the attenuation of morphine tolerance caused by amitriptyline is due to downregulation of NMDAR NR1 subunit expression in the synaptosomal membrane accompanied by decreased expression of the scaffolding protein PSD-95. The effects of amitriptyline in attenuating astrocyte activation and reversing tolerance to morphine may be due, at least in part, to inhibition of the PSD-95/NMDAR NR1/nNOS/PKCγ signaling cascade.