Amitriptyline vs Xanax

Amitriptyline
(Rx)
Xanax
(Rx)
Amitriptyline is an antidepressant medication.
Xanax is an anxiety medication (benzodiazepine).
Satisfaction Score
?
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
1.3
Approval Date
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Not Available
October 16, 1981
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
74,970 Discussions
614,637 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 Seizures
#9 for Dizziness
#10 for Panic Disorder
#11 for GAD
Xanax is prescribed for Anxiety, Depression, Withdrawal Symptoms and Panic Attacks and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
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
Xan
Weakness
3
Weight Gain
3
Euphoria
3
Weight Loss
1
Hallucinations
1
Dry Mouth
1
Blisters
1
Impotence
1
Brain Damage
1
Vivid Dreams
1
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Ami
Xanax
Xan
Drowsiness
Ami
Xan
8
0
Dry Mouth
Ami
Xan
7
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
Ami
Xan
7
0
Dizziness
Ami
Xan
6
0
Grogginess
Ami
Xan
3
0
Palpitations
Ami
Xan
2
0
Nightmares
Ami
Xan
2
0
Twitching
Ami
Xan
1
0
Hallucinations
Ami
Xan
1
1
Tachycardia
Ami
Xan
1
0
Weakness
Xan
Ami
3
0
Weight Gain
Xan
Ami
3
0
Euphoria
Xan
Ami
3
0
Weight Loss
Xan
Ami
1
0
Hallucinations
Xan
Ami
1
1
Dry Mouth
Xan
Ami
1
7
Blisters
Xan
Ami
1
0
Impotence
Xan
Ami
1
0
Brain Damage
Xan
Ami
1
0
Vivid Dreams
Xan
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.
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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
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 10 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg, 75 mg, 100 mg, 150 mg
Solution: 10 mg/mL
Tablet: 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg, 1 mg, 2 mg
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
Alprazolam
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Amitriptyline and Xanax: 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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