Amitriptyline vs Ativan

Amitriptyline
(Rx)
Ativan
(Rx)
Amitriptyline is an antidepressant medication.
Ativan is a sleep medication and an anxiety medication (link kb-display="Benzodiazepines"benzodiazepine/link).
Satisfaction Score
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3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
4.0
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.7
Concern level
1.7
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.6
Concern level
1.2
Approval Date
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Not Available
September 30, 1977
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
75,057 Discussions
236,362 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Depression
#2 for Anxiety
#3 for Migraines
#4 for Headaches
#5 for Fibromyalgia
#6 for Insomnia
#7 for Nerve Pain
#8 for Weight Gain
#10 for Chronic Pain
#11 for Neuropathy
Amitriptyline is prescribed for Depression, Headaches, Insomnia and Weight Issues and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Our data suggest that it is taken for Anxiety, Fibromyalgia and Nerve Pain, although it is not approved for these conditions. In addition, it is taken to prevent Migraines.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Anxiety
#2 for Depression
#4 for Panic Attacks
#5 for Insomnia
#6 for Panic
#7 for Nausea
#8 for Seizures
#10 for Restlessness
#11 for Vomiting
#12 for Anxiety Attacks
#13 for Sedation
#14 for Sleep Disorders
#15 for Shaking
#16 for GAD
Ativan is prescribed for Anxiety and Panic Attacks and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Our data suggest that it is taken for Depression, Insomnia and Withdrawal Symptoms, although it is not approved for these conditions.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Ami
Drowsiness
8
Dry Mouth
7
Withdrawal Symptoms
7
Dizziness
6
Grogginess
3
Palpitations
2
Nightmares
2
Twitching
1
Hallucinations
1
Tachycardia
1
Ati
Weakness
3
Weight Gain
3
Hallucinations
2
Weight Loss
1
Euphoria
1
Blurred Vision
1
Impotence
1
Blood Clots
1
Brain Damage
1
Vivid Dreams
1
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Amitriptyline
Ami
Ativan
Ati
Drowsiness
Ami
Ati
8
0
Dry Mouth
Ami
Ati
7
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Ami
Ati
7
0
Dizziness
Ami
Ati
6
0
Grogginess
Ami
Ati
3
0
Palpitations
Ami
Ati
2
0
Nightmares
Ami
Ati
2
0
Twitching
Ami
Ati
1
0
Hallucinations
Ami
Ati
1
2
Tachycardia
Ami
Ati
1
0
Weakness
Ati
Ami
3
0
Weight Gain
Ati
Ami
3
0
Hallucinations
Ati
Ami
2
1
Weight Loss
Ati
Ami
1
0
Euphoria
Ati
Ami
1
0
Blurred Vision
Ati
Ami
1
0
Impotence
Ati
Ami
1
0
Blood Clots
Ati
Ami
1
0
Brain Damage
Ati
Ami
1
0
Vivid Dreams
Ati
Ami
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Amitriptyline during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Not Available
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Amitriptyline and alcohol.
Alcohol consumption with this medication can increase sedation, confusion and may result in loss of conciousness (central nervous system depression). It may also disrupt psychomotor performance.
Method of use
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Injection, Pill
Injection, Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 10 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg, 75 mg, 100 mg, 150 mg
Solution: 10 mg/mL
Tablet: 0.5 mg, 1 mg, 2 mg
Solution: 2 mg/mL, 4 mg/mL
Syringe: 2 mg/mL, 4 mg/mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
Avoid alcohol with drug because it may increase CNS depressant effects (sedation, confusion ...etc.).
Ingredients
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Amitriptyline Hcl
Lorazepam
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Amitriptyline and Ativan: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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