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Eliwel 25mg Tablet

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Eliwel 25 MG Description

Eliwel is a prescription medication. It contains the drug Amitriptyline, which belongs to a group of medications called tricyclic antidepressants. Apart from its use in the treatment of major depressi...
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ContainsAmitriptyline(25.0 Mg)
UsesTreatment of depression, neuropathic pain, and migraine
Side effectsConstipation, urinary retention, Weight gain, Confusion, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Tiredness, Blurred vision, Dryness in the mouth
ClassificationANTI-DEPRESSANT
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Uses of Eliwel 25 MG

  • Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder
  • Treatment of Neuropathic pain
  • Treatment of Migraines

Contraindications of Eliwel 25 MG

Hypersensitivity Acute recovery phase following heart attack/myocardial infarction (MI) Concurrent use with cisapride, which is used to treat gastric reflux Contraindicated within 14 days of monoam...
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Side effects of Eliwel 25 MG

  • Weight Gain
  • Constipation
  • Xerostomia
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Somnolence/ Sleepiness
  • Urinary retention
  • Dry mouth
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing up)
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Increased heart rate (tachycardia)
  • Confusion
  • Delirium
  • Acute angle glaucoma
  • Increased appetite
  • Decrease of seizure threshold in patients with epilepsy/ seizure disorder
  • Increased risk of bone fractures

Precautions and Warnings of Eliwel 25 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Eliwel during pregnancy?
A:
No, this medication is unsafe during pregnancy and should not be taken while pregnant or while intending to conceive. Consult your doctor, and inform them regarding your health status.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Eliwel while breastfeeding?
A:
This medication is generally not advised while breastfeeding. Discuss your breastfeeding status with your doctor for more information.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken Eliwel?
A:
Driving and operating other heavy machinery while on this medication is not recommended as it may cause sedation and drowsiness.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Eliwel?
A:
Alcohol consumption while on this medication is contraindicated as mixing alcohol with this medication may cause increased sedation and other adverse effects.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • In case you have ever had any thoughts about suicide.
  • Disclose any history of heart disease.
  • As Eliwel has multiple drug interactions, always inform your doctor of any medications or herbal products you are taking.

Mode of Action of Eliwel 25 MG

How Does It Work?

Amitriptyline is a tricyclic anti-depressant (TCA). It acts on certain chemical messengers in the brain that convey signals along nerve pathways, otherwise known as neurotransmitters. The neurotransmi...
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Directions for Use of Eliwel 25 MG

  • This medication should be taken as prescribed by the treating physician.
  • It is recommended to take this medication on a regular schedule, i.e., at the same time every day, for optimal pharmacological effects of this medication.
  • Swallow this medication whole. Do not crush, chew or break this tablet.
  • It is recommended to finish the entire course of this medication as prescribed by your treating doctor. Abrupt stoppage of the drug can cause withdrawal side effects. Consult your doctor before stoppi...
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  • This medication may require 2-4 weeks for onset of action. Do not increase the dose without explicit advice from your treating physician.
  • Driving/ use of heavy machinery is not advised while using this medication.

Interactions of Eliwel 25 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • This medication causes prolongation of QTc interval and may result in cardiac arrhythmias. Do not take it with astemizole, cisapride, disopyramide, ibutilide, indapamide, pentamidine, pimozide, procai...
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  • This medication should not be used with MAOIs (Monoamine oxidase inhibitors) or within 14 days of the use of MAOIs and vice versa. Examples of MAOIs include Selegiline, Rasagiline.
  • This medication should not be used with other drugs known to increase serotonin levels, like isocarboxazid, phenelzine, procarbazine, safinamide, selegiline, tranylcypromine, sertraline, as it may cau...
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  • This medication should not be used with alcohol or other CNS depressants.
  • This medication should not be mixed with opioid medications or benzodiazepines.
  • Amitriptyline gets metabolised through CYP3A4. Several drugs alter the activity of CYP3A4, and thus dose should be cautiously regulated, as well as the entire patient medication regimen checked for CY...
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Interactions with food items

This medication can be taken with or without food.

Storage and disposal of Eliwel 25 MG

Store in a cool and dry place away from direct light and moisture. Do not use the medicine after expiration. Keep the tablets away from children and pets. Do not flush the medication down the toilet. ...
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Dosage of Eliwel 25 MG

Overdose

  • Amitriptyline toxicity is seen in doses over 5 mg/kg. Amitriptyline toxicity can be severe and even fatal. In the event of an overdose, the patient may present with sedation, seizure, coma, abnormal h...
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Missed a Dose

If you miss a dose of this tablet, it is advised to take it as soon as possible. If the duration missed is too long, and it is almost time for the next dose, it is recommended to skip the missed dose ...
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Content Details

REVIEWED BY
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Dr. Bhavika Shah

MBBS, MD (Dermatology), DNB (Dermatology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: I have been using Eliwel for one month now and feel better. Can I stop taking it?

A: Amitriptyline must be used for at least three months following management of presenting symptoms to prevent depression. Sudden stoppage of the drug can significantly cause a higher risk of your symptoms returning, as well as produce withdrawal symptoms. If you want to stop the drug, your doctor will slowly taper the dose and stop it. Do not stop it on your own.

Q: Can I have an occasional drink while on Eliwel?

  • This medication should not be mixed with alcohol as it can cause increased side effects.
Product Details
Brand
ELIWEL
Country of Origin
India
Expires on or After
29/11/2023
Last Updated on: 24 Jan 2022 | 03:39 PM (IST)

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