Amitriptyline vs Valium

Amitriptyline
(Rx)
Valium
(Rx)
Amitriptyline is an antidepressant medication.
Valium is an anxiety medication (benzodiazepine).
Satisfaction Score
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3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.9
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
November 15, 1963
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
74,944 Discussions
377,217 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
#3 for Depression
#4 for Insomnia
#5 for Panic Attacks
#6 for Spasms
#7 for Seizures
#8 for Panic
#9 for Sedation
#10 for Headaches
#11 for Dizziness
Valium is prescribed for Anxiety, Withdrawal Symptoms, Insomnia and Panic Attacks and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Depression, although it is not approved for this condition.
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
Val
Weakness
3
Euphoria
2
Weight Gain
2
Weight Loss
1
Nightmares
1
Blisters
1
Dry Mouth
1
Impotence
1
Derealization
1
Blurred Vision
1
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Amitriptyline
Ami
Valium
Val
Drowsiness
Ami
Val
8
0
Dry Mouth
Ami
Val
7
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
Ami
Val
7
0
Dizziness
Ami
Val
6
0
Grogginess
Ami
Val
3
0
Palpitations
Ami
Val
2
0
Nightmares
Ami
Val
2
1
Twitching
Ami
Val
1
0
Hallucinations
Ami
Val
1
0
Tachycardia
Ami
Val
1
0
Weakness
Val
Ami
3
0
Euphoria
Val
Ami
2
0
Weight Gain
Val
Ami
2
0
Weight Loss
Val
Ami
1
0
Nightmares
Val
Ami
1
2
Blisters
Val
Ami
1
0
Dry Mouth
Val
Ami
1
7
Impotence
Val
Ami
1
0
Derealization
Val
Ami
1
0
Blurred Vision
Val
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: 2 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg
Solution: 5 mg/mL
Syringe: 5 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.)., Avoid grapefruit or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug concentration.
Ingredients
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Amitriptyline Hcl
Diazepam
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Amitriptyline and Valium: 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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