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Amitriptyline (Elavil) is a tricyclic antidepressant, an older class of antidepressants. Amitriptyline effectively treats depression, but has significant side effects, such as sedation, dizziness, and dry mouth. Doctors may also use it to treat migraines, eating disorders, and certain types of pain.

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  1. Amitriptyline. U.S. National Library of Medicine. https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a682388.html#brand-name-1 
  2. Amitriptyline (Oral Route). Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/amitriptyline-oral-route/proper-use/drg-20072061

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