Who should not take Elavil Tablet?

The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:


  • overactive thyroid gland
  • Mania associated with Bipolar Disorder
  • having thoughts of suicide
  • alcoholism
  • wide-angle glaucoma
  • closed angle glaucoma
  • heart attack within the last 30 days
  • very rapid heartbeat - torsades de pointes
  • sinus tachycardia
  • prolonged QT interval on EKG
  • abnormal heart rhythm
  • abnormal EKG with QT changes from birth
  • blood pressure drop upon standing
  • paralysis of the intestines
  • liver problems
  • enlarged prostate
  • seizures
  • cannot empty bladder
  • chronic idiopathic constipation
  • CYP2D6 poor metabolizer


  • Tricyclic Compounds

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