Amitriptyline Prescriptions Available Online Today

Our doctors are here to help. Amitriptyline can treat clinical depression and more. Speak to one of our board-certified doctors to see if Amitriptyline is right for you.

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Can You Get Amitriptyline Online?

Yes, licensed medical doctors can prescribe Amitriptyline online after a medical evaluation.

You can speak with one of our online doctors to learn more about Amitriptyline. Book an online appointment with one of our top doctors using your phone or computer.

During your virtual visit, a physician will review your symptoms and medical history to provide a diagnosis. If the doctor determines that a patient would qualify for Amitriptyline, they can write a prescription and electronically send it to a nearby pharmacy for pickup.

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What Is Amitriptyline?

Amitriptyline is the generic name for a tricyclic antidepressant that is also sold under the brand name of Elavil.

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Amitriptyline Prescription FAQs

How does Amitriptyline work?

Amitriptyline affects various chemicals in your brain, such as serotonin, to improve things like depression and anxiety.

What is the typical amitriptyline dosage and treatment?

Always take amitriptyline exactly as prescribed by your doctor. It may be taken anywhere from 1-4 times per day, and the dose will usually start low and gradually be increased over several weeks. Typical dosages range from 75 mg to 150 mg.

What are the benefits of Amitriptyline?

The benefits of amitriptyline include reducing the symptoms of depression by improving your mood and feelings of well-being, relieving tension and anxiety, helping you sleep better, and increasing your energy levels.

Side Effects of Amitriptyline

Side effects of amitriptyline range from mild to severe and may include:

  • Suicidal thoughts and tendencies
  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Easy bleeding or bruising
  • Confusion
  • Numbness and tingling in legs and arms
  • Unexpected weight changes
  • Rash
  • Persistent heartburn
  • Swelling of tongue or face
  • Blurred vision
  • Nausea
  • Muscle spasms
  • Stroke
  • Heart attack
  • Dizziness
  • Decreased sexual desire or ability
  • Drowsiness
  • Shaking
  • Dry mouth
  • Difficulty urinating

What are Considerations and Precautions of Amitriptyline?

Amitriptyline is not appropriate for everyone. Pay close attention to these medication interactions and other considerations before thinking about whether amitriptyline may be right for you.

Amitriptyline may cause or increase suicidal thoughts or feelings, especially in children and young adults under the age of 25. Patients under the age of 25 who take amitriptyline should be aware of this possibility and report any unusual feelings of worsening depression or suicidal thoughts to their doctor or a trusted family member immediately.

If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning on becoming pregnant, discuss the risks and benefits of amitriptyline carefully with your doctor.

Amitriptyline can make it harder to control blood sugar levels in patients with diabetes. You may need to make adjustments to your diabetes control program.

You should always tell your doctor about your medical history and any conditions you may have before taking amitriptyline, especially:

  • Breathing problems
  • Bleeding problems
  • Overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism)
  • Problems urinating (such as due to enlarged prostate)
  • Liver problems
  • Recent heart attack
  • Personal or family history of mental/mood conditions (such as bipolar disorder, psychosis)
  • Personal or family history of glaucoma (angle-closure type)
  • Seizures
  • Conditions that may increase your risk of seizures (such as a brain disease, alcohol withdrawal)
  • Family history of suicide
  • Personal or family history of certain heart problems (heart failure, slow heartbeat, QT prolongation in the EKG)

What are Possible Amitriptyline Interactions?

Be sure to tell your doctor about all medications you take, including vitamins, supplements, and over-the-counter medications. Certain medications can cause potentially severe interactions with amitriptyline. Be especially sure to tell your doctor if you take any of the following:

  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)
  • Quinidine
  • Sertraline, fluoxetine, and paroxetine
  • NSAIDs
  • Arbutamine
  • Neuroleptic drugs
  • Disulfiram
  • Blood thinners
  • Anticholinergic drugs
  • Thyroid supplements
  • Certain drugs for high blood pressure
  • Topiramate
  • Antiplatelet drugs
  • Cimetidine

Can You Buy Amitriptyline Online?

You can request a prescription for Amitriptyline during an online medical evaluation with a licensed doctor. At PlushCare, you can book an online appointment with one of our experienced doctors, who will listen to your symptoms, medical history, and current medications to decide if amitriptyline may be right for you. If the doctor determines that you could benefit from amitriptyline, they will electronically send the prescription to the pharmacy of your choice.


Telehealth is not appropriate for serious conditions that require immediate attention or emergency care. If you experience any life-threatening issues, call 911 or go to an emergency room immediately.


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