Amitriptyline Hydrochloride is an active component is the hydrochloride salt of the tricyclic dibenzo cycloheptadiene amitriptyline activities of antidepressant and antinociceptive. It inhibits the re-uptake of norepinephrine and serotonin by the presynaptic neuronal membrane in the central nervous system so as to increase the synaptic concentration of norepinephrine and serotonin.
This tricyclic antidepressant has properties of anticholinergic and sedative that appears to prevent the re-uptake of norepinephrine and serotonin at nerve terminals. Thus, it potentiates the action of these neurotransmitters.
Class of Drugs – Tricyclic antidepressants
Molecular Formula – C20H24ClN
Molecular Weight - 313.9 g/mol
Working: This medicine Amitriptyline HCL is a tricyclic antidepressant. It works on the central nervous system to increase the level of certain chemicals in the brain, which improves the depression. It helps to improve the mood and encourages people to live happily.
Uses: The given medicine is indicated for the treatment of mental/mood problems such as depression. It also helps improve mood or feelings of well-being, relieve anxiety or tension, help to sleep better, and increases the energy level. It affects the balance of certain natural chemicals i.e. neurotransmitters such as serotonin in the brain.
Popular Brands and Dosages: Popular medicine as mentioned below are composed of Amitriptyline Hydrochloride as the main active ingredient:
- Elavil: 10 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg, and 75 mg
- Remeron: 10 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg, and 75 mg
- Dothiepin: 10 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg, and 75 mg
- Pamelor: 10 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg, and 75 mg
Do not stop consuming this medication without consulting the doctor. Some conditions may become worse when this drug is suddenly stopped.