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Unformatted text preview: should usually not exceed 150 mg per day. Amitripyline hydrochloride is a tricyclic antidepressant with sedative properties, reason why the doctors recommend taking this medication at night. The drug causes drowsiness, weakness, tiredness, faintness when getting up from a sitting or lying position (due to orthostatic pressure) therefore should be better taken before going to bed. 3. The most common side effects of amitriptyline hydrochloride are: drowsiness, weakness, tiredness, dry mouth, blurred vision, constipation, difficulty urinating, dizziness, faintness when getting up from a sitting or lying position, persistent tremor, shuffling walk, slow speech, difficulty swallowing; may also cause cardiac arrhythmias. Amitriptyline hydrochloride is contraindicated in people who recently had myocardial infarction, arrhythmias, severe liver disease, or those with manic phase of bipolar disease (maniac-depressive disorder)....
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2012 for the course CHEM 4385 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Texas State.
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