Elavil is indicated for the relief of symptoms of depression. Endogenous depression is more likely to be alleviated than are other depressive states.
Elavil comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It is usually taken one to four times a day and may be taken with or without food. Take Elavil exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor. Continue to take Elavil even if you feel well. Do not stop taking Elavil without talking to your doctor, especially if you have taken large doses for a long time. Your doctor probably will want to decrease your dose gradually. This drug must be taken regularly for a few weeks before its full effect is felt.
Before taking Elavil, tell your doctor if you have liver disease; kidney disease; asthma; thyroid disease; diabetes; stomach or intestinal problems; high blood pressure or heart disease; had a heart attack in the last 6 weeks; an enlarged prostate or difficulty urinating; or glaucoma.
You may not be able to take Elavil, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you have any of the conditions listed above.
Elavil may be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take Elavil without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.
Elavil passes into breast milk and may affect a nursing baby. Do not take Elavil without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
If you are over 60 years of age, you may be more likely to experience side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, unsteadiness, feeling uncoordinated and low blood pressure. Your doctor may prescribe a lower dose of this medication.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and take the next one as directed. Do not take a double dose of this medication unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
Possible Side Effects
Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Elavil.
Older adults are especially liable to certain side effects of Elavil, including rapid heartbeat, constipation, dry mouth, blurred vision, sedation, and confusion, and are in greater danger of sustaining a fall. Side effects may include:
Abnormal movements, anxiety, black tongue, blurred vision, breast development in males, breast enlargement, coma, confusion, constipation, delusions, diarrhea, difficult or frequent urination, difficulty in speech, dilation of pupils, disorientation, disturbed concentration, dizziness on getting up, dizziness or light-headedness, drowsiness, dry mouth, excessive or spontaneous flow of milk, excitement, fatigue, fluid retention, hair loss, hallucinations, headache, heart attack, hepatitis, high blood pressure, high fever, high or low blood sugar, hives, impotence, inability to sleep, increased or decreased sex drive, increased perspiration, increased pressure within the eye, inflammation of the mouth, intestinal obstruction, irregular heartbeat, lack or loss of coordination, loss of appetite, low blood pressure, nausea, nightmares, numbness, rapid and/or fast, fluttery heartbeat, rash, red or purple spots on skin, restlessness, ringing in the ears, seizures, sensitivity to light, stomach upset, strange taste, stroke, swelling due to fluid retention in the face and tongue, swelling of testicles, swollen glands, tingling and pins and needles in the arms and legs, tremors, vomiting, weakness, weight gain or loss, yellowed eyes and skin.
Side effects due to rapid decrease or abrupt withdrawal from Elavil include:
Headache, nausea, vague feeling of bodily discomfort
Side effects due to gradual dosage reduction may include:
Dream and sleep disturbances, irritability, and restlessness.
Store Elavil tablets in a well-closed container. Avoid storage at temperatures above 30°C (86°F). In addition, Elavil tablets 10 mg must be protected from light and stored in a well-closed, light-resistant container.
Critical manifestations of overdose include: cardiac dysrhythmias, severe hypotension, convulsions, and CNS depression, including coma. Changes in the electrocardiogram, particularly in QRS axis or width, are clinically significant indictors of tricyclic antidepressant toxicity. Other signs of overdose may include: impaired myocardial contractility, confusion, disturbed concentration, transient visual hallucinations, and dilated pupils, disorders of ocular motility, agitation, hyperactive reflexes, stupor, drowsiness, muscle rigidity, vomiting, hypothermia, and hyperpyrexia. Deaths may occur from over dosage with this class of drugs.
Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Elavil may cause drowsiness or dizziness. If you experience drowsiness or dizziness, avoid these activities.
Dizziness is likely to occur when you rise from a sitting or lying position. Rise slowly to prevent dizziness and a possible fall.
Use alcohol cautiously. Alcohol may increase drowsiness and dizziness while you are taking Elavil.
Do not stop taking Elavil suddenly. This could cause symptoms such as nausea, headache, and malaise.
This drug information is for your information purposes only, it is not intended that this information covers all uses, directions, drug interactions, precautions, or adverse effects of your medication. This is only general information, and should not be relied on for any purpose. It should not be construed as containing specific instructions for any particular patient. We disclaim all responsibility for the accuracy and reliability of this information, and/or any consequences arising from the use of this information, including damage or adverse consequences to persons or property, however such damages or consequences arise. No warranty, either expressed or implied, is made in regards to this information.
Q. What is the purpose of an online consultation?
A: Online consultations are a unique and creative way to use Internet technology to connect patients to medical doctors. Using this ordering format, the patient can bypass having a traditional medical examination with a physician, and instead will fill out a questionnaire online, which is then dispatched to a medical doctor using our safe, secure ordering system. An online consultation is not a substitute for a traditional medical examination; it simply serves as a means for patients to access treatment for a number of medical conditions that do not require a full, in-person medical examination.
Our company is dedicated to complying with, and even surpassing, all government standards regulating this unique and innovative form of health care provision. AntiCrisisPharmacy.com only employs the services of licensed, qualified medical doctors to fulfill your order. We only utilize the services of skilled, experienced pharmaceutical professions, who will uphold the highest standards of pharmaceutical care. We only ship medications that come from reputable pharmaceutical suppliers and in some cases even from the manufacturer, so that you are guaranteed to receive medication that has the same level of quality that you would get in person at your local pharmacy.
Q. I've submitted my Elavil order; what happens next?
A: Once your Elavil order is submitted, it is sent on to a licensed medical doctor, who will evaluate all of your information and either accept or decline your Elavil order.
After accepting your Elavil order, the medical doctor will then sign your Elavil prescription, which will then be dispatched to the pharmacist, who will complete and ship your Elavil order.
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Q: How will I know if you sell my medications?
A. Please take a look at the section called "Products" on our website, where you will find a complete list of all of the products we carry; some medications are categorized as controlled substances, and they require a full medical examination before they can be dispensed, so we are prohibited from dispensing these online. This class of medications includes Ativan, Diazepam, Lorazepam, Clonazepam, Valium, Klonopin and additional drugs.
Q: Where are your medical doctors licensed?
A: Our doctors are all licensed in the United States of America. We only employ doctors and pharmacies that have been board certified and licensed in the United States.
Q: Can you ship Elavil to P.O. Boxes?
A: We regret that we can't send anything to P.O. Boxes.
Q: Should I be home when my Elavil order comes?
A: Yes, all deliveries will require an adult to sign for them.
Q: Are you allowed to ship Elavil orders to my state?
A: Some states have laws that prohibit us from shipping there, so be sure to check the order page for the list of states that we are allowed to send shipments to.
Q: How will Elavil orders be shipped?
A: We send every order Elavil by FedEx, next day shipping.
Q: What are the terms of your cancellation policy?
A: If your Elavil order has not been okayed by your doctor or sent out yet, you may cancel. If we have already approved or sent your Elavil order, we are unable to cancel it. If you need more information about our cancellation policy, go to our order page and look under terms and conditions.
Q. What is the procedure for canceling an Elavil order?
A: You can cancel your order any time prior to the time it receives physician approval or it has been shipped from the pharmacy. If your order has been accepted and sent out, then it can't be canceled. Please look at our most current cancellation policy in the terms and conditions area on our order page to find out additional information.
How do you handle returns?
A: We can't give you your money back or switch prescription medicine because of FDA regulations. Please go to the terms and conditions section located on the order page if you need more information about returns.
Q: Do you send out Elavil orders internationally?
A: At the present time, we only ship Elavil to U.S. addresses and are not shipping Elavil internationally.