AMITRIPTYLINE HCL Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

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    • dry mouth
    • drowsiness
    • dizziness
    • weight gain
    • increased hunger
    • headache

    INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • slow heartbeat
    • abnormal heart rhythm
    • low blood pressure
    • an inability to completely empty the bladder

    If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

    • over excitement
    • altered interest in having sexual intercourse
    • constipation
    • difficulty concentrating
    • difficulty sleeping
    • low energy
    • excessive sweating
    • taste impairment
    • vomiting
    • heartburn
    • diarrhea
    • nervousness

    RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • a disorder with excess antidiuretic hormone called syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone
    • large purple or brown skin blotches
    • decreased blood platelets
    • very low levels of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell
    • low levels of white blood cells
    • increased eosinophils in the blood
    • mental problems from taking the drug
    • suicidal thoughts
    • tardive dyskinesia, a disorder characterized by involuntary movements of the face, mouth and tongue
    • extrapyramidal disease, a type of movement disorder
    • serotonin syndrome, a type of disorder with high serotonin levels
    • increased pressure in the eye
    • a heart attack
    • a type of slowed heart rhythm disorder called heart block
    • abnormal heart electrical signals
    • rapid ventricular heartbeat
    • ventricular fibrillation, a heart rhythm disorder
    • sinus tachycardia, a type of fast heart rate
    • prolonged QT interval on EKG
    • a stroke
    • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
    • increased sensitivity of the skin to the sun
    • hallucinations
    • seizures
    • swelling of the tongue
    • slurred speech
    • abnormal liver function tests
    • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
    • secondary angle-closure glaucoma, a type of eye disorder
    • accidental falls
    • fast heartbeat

    If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

    • delusions
    • nightmares
    • agitation
    • aggressive behavior
    • feelings of hostility
    • disturbance in the ability of the eye to focus
    • dilated pupils
    • high blood pressure
    • inflammation of the parotid gland
    • stomatitis, a condition with painful swelling and sores inside the mouth
    • a discolored tongue
    • fainting
    • loss of muscle coordination
    • decreased appetite
    • weight loss
    • a type of speech disorder called dysarthria
    • heart throbbing or pounding
    • nausea
    • a feeling of pins and needles on skin
    • irritability
    • an inability to control impulsive behavior
    • anxious feelings

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