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Amitriptyline Cardiac Arrest Side Effects

Amitriptyline Cardiac Arrest Side Effect Reports


The following Amitriptyline Cardiac Arrest side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Cardiac Arrest, can occur, and what you can do about them.

A side effect could appear soon after you start Amitriptyline or it might take time to develop.



Cardiac Arrest, Brain Injury, Respiratory Arrest, Cerebrovascular Accident, Neck Pain, Phantom Pain, Arthralgia, Back Pain

This Cardiac Arrest side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 66-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Amitriptyline (dosage: Unk Ukn, Unk), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Lisinopril (Unk Ukn, Unk)
  • Welchol (Unk Ukn, Unk)
  • Dilaudid (19.978 Mg, Daily)
  • Ultram (Unk Ukn, Unk)
  • Protonix (Unk Ukn, Unk)
  • Cymbalta (Unk Ukn, Unk)
  • Neurontin (Unk Ukn, Unk)
  • Norvasc (Unk Ukn, Unk)
When starting to take Amitriptyline the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Brain Injury
  • Respiratory Arrest
  • Cerebrovascular Accident
  • Neck Pain
  • Phantom Pain
  • Arthralgia
  • Back Pain
These side effects may potentially be related to Amitriptyline.
Overdose, Unresponsive To Stimuli, Grand Mal Convulsion, Cardiac Arrest, Ventricular Tachycardia, Metabolic Acidosis, Bradycardia

This Cardiac Arrest Amitriptyline side effect was reported by a health professional from GB on May 31, 2013. A Female , 34 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Amitriptyline. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Overdose
  • Unresponsive To Stimuli
  • Grand Mal Convulsion
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Metabolic Acidosis
  • Bradycardia
. Amitriptyline dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Citalopram
The patient was hospitalized.
Cardiac Arrest, Unresponsive To Stimuli, Grand Mal Convulsion, Ventricular Tachycardia, Metabolic Acidosis, Bradycardia, Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged, Electrocardiogram Qrs Complex Prolonged, Overdose

This is a Amitriptyline side effect report of a 34-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from GB, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: overdose, who was treated with Amitriptyline (dosage:NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Citalopram
, and developed a serious reaction and a Cardiac Arrest side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Unresponsive To Stimuli
  • Grand Mal Convulsion
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Metabolic Acidosis
  • Bradycardia
  • Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged
  • Electrocardiogram Qrs Complex Prolonged
  • Overdose
which developed after the beginning of treatment. The patient was hospitalized. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Amitriptyline treatment in female patients suffering from overdose, resulting in Cardiac Arrest.

Cardiac Arrest, Bradycardia, Ventricular Extrasystoles, Electrocardiogram Qrs Complex Prolonged, Ventricular Tachycardia, Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged, Unresponsive To Stimuli, Grand Mal Convulsion, Metabolic Acidosis

A 34-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from GB with the following symptoms: NA started Amitriptyline treatment (dosage: 5600 Mg, Unk) on NS. Soon after starting Amitriptyline treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Bradycardia
  • Ventricular Extrasystoles
  • Electrocardiogram Qrs Complex Prolonged
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged
  • Unresponsive To Stimuli
  • Grand Mal Convulsion
  • Metabolic Acidosis
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Citalopram (2400 Mg, Unk)
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Amitriptyline side effects, such as Cardiac Arrest.
Respiratory Arrest, Intentional Overdose, Cardiac Arrest

A female patient from GB was prescribed and started Amitriptyline on Apr 10, 2013. Patient felt the following Amitriptyline side effects: respiratory arrest, intentional overdose, cardiac arrest Additional patient health information: Female , 24 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Amitriptyline dosage: 1 Tablet At Night. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Forza Raspberry Ketone 2:2:1
Cardiac Arrest, Torsade De Pointes

This report suggests a potential Amitriptyline Cardiac Arrest side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 75-year-old patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Amitriptyline (dosage: 25 Mg Po Qhs) starting Jun 05, 2012. Soon after starting Amitriptyline the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Torsade De Pointes
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Amitriptyline demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Cardiac Arrest, may still occur.
Hypoglycaemia, Cardiotoxicity, Toxicity To Various Agents, Injury, Shock, Cardiac Arrest

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Jun 08, 2012 by a Female taking Amitriptyline Hcl (dosage: NA) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 56 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Amitriptyline side effects: hypoglycaemia, cardiotoxicity, toxicity to various agents, injury, shock, cardiac arrest. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Metoprolol Tartrate
  • Citalopram Hydrobromide
  • Nifedipine
  • Intralipid 10% (20% (20 Gm/dl), Single Bolus, Intravenous)
The patient was hospitalized.
Overdose, Diabetic Ketoacidosis, Acute Lung Injury, Renal Failure Acute, Shock, Respiratory Failure, Cardiac Arrest, Hypoxic-ischaemic Encephalopathy

This Cardiac Arrest problem was reported by a health professional from UNITED STATES. A 33-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): overdose.On NS a consumer started treatment with Amitriptyline Hcl (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Amitriptyline Hcl, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Overdose
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Acute Lung Injury
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Shock
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Hypoxic-ischaemic Encephalopathy
The patient was hospitalized. Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Cardiac Arrest, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Deep Vein Thrombosis, Aspiration, Circulatory Collapse, Shock, Cardiac Arrest, Amnesia

This is a Amitriptyline Hcl side effect report of a 30-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Amitriptyline Hcl (dosage: NA) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Cyclobenzaprine
  • Glycine Max Seed Oil (20% (20 G/dl) Concentration Of Lipid Emulsion; Bolus (x3))
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Aspiration
  • Circulatory Collapse
  • Shock
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Amnesia
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Amitriptyline Hcl could cause Cardiac Arrest and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Shock, Cardiac Arrest

This Cardiac Arrest side effect was reported by a health professional from UNITED STATES on May 24, 2012. A female patient from UNITED STATES , 33 years of age, was treated with Amitriptyline Hcl. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Amitriptyline side effects: shock, cardiac arrest. Amitriptyline Hcl dosage: NA. These side effects may potentially be related to Amitriptyline Hcl.
Toxicity To Various Agents, Amnesia, Cardiac Arrest, Circulatory Collapse, Shock, Deep Vein Thrombosis

This Cardiac Arrest side effect was reported by a health professional from UNITED STATES. A 30-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Amitriptyline Hcl (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Cyclobenzaprine
  • Lipid Emulsion (lipid Emulsion) (Intravenous Bolus)
  • Lipid Emulsion (lipid Emulsion) (Intravenous Bolus)
  • Lipid Emulsion (lipid Emulsion) (Intravenous Bolus)
When starting to take Amitriptyline Hcl the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
  • Amnesia
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Circulatory Collapse
  • Shock
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Amitriptyline Hcl.
Respiratory Arrest, Cardiac Arrest

This Cardiac Arrest Amitriptyline Hcl side effect was reported by a health professional from UNITED STATES on Mar 22, 2012. A Female , 55 years of age, was treated with Amitriptyline Hcl. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Respiratory Arrest
  • Cardiac Arrest
. Amitriptyline Hcl dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Hydrocodone Bitartrate And Acetaminophen
  • Alprazolam
  • Ethanol
Respiratory Arrest, Cardiac Arrest, Completed Suicide

This is a Amitriptyline Hcl side effect report of a 52-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Amitriptyline Hcl (dosage:NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Cyclobenzaprine Hcl
  • Amphetamines
  • Gabapentin
  • Propranolol
  • Ethanol
  • Morphine
  • Gemfibrozil
  • Metoclopramide
, and developed a serious reaction and a Cardiac Arrest side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Respiratory Arrest
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Completed Suicide
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Amitriptyline Hcl treatment in female patients suffering from NA, resulting in Cardiac Arrest.
Intentional Overdose, Respiratory Arrest, Cardiac Arrest

A 61-year-old patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: NA started Amitriptyline Hcl treatment (dosage: Unk) on NS. Soon after starting Amitriptyline Hcl treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Intentional Overdose
  • Respiratory Arrest
  • Cardiac Arrest
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Fluoxetine (Unk)
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Amitriptyline Hcl side effects, such as Cardiac Arrest.
Respiratory Arrest, Cardiac Arrest, Completed Suicide

A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Amitriptyline Hcl on Mar 22, 2012. After Amitriptyline was administered, patient encountered several Amitriptyline side effects: respiratory arrest, cardiac arrest, completed suicide Additional patient health information: Female , 29 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Amitriptyline Hcl dosage: Unk, Unk. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Acetaminophen (Unk)
  • Ethanol (Unk)
Cardiac Arrest, Respiratory Arrest

This report suggests a potential Amitriptyline Hcl Cardiac Arrest side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 28-year-old female patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Amitriptyline Hcl (dosage: Orally) starting NS. Soon after starting Amitriptyline Hcl the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Respiratory Arrest
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Acetaminophen And Hydrocodone Bitartrate (Orally)
  • Alprazolam (Orally)
Although Amitriptyline Hcl demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Cardiac Arrest, may still occur.
Cardiac Arrest, Respiratory Arrest

An adverse event was reported by a physician on Jan 16, 2012 by a Female taking Amitriptyline Hcl (dosage: Per Oral) . Location: UNITED STATES , 32 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Amitriptyline side effects: cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Venlafaxine (Per Oral)
  • Oxycodone Hcl (Per Oral)
  • Acetaminophen And Hydrocodone Bitartrate (Per Oral)
Respiratory Arrest, Cardiac Arrest, Completed Suicide

This Cardiac Arrest problem was reported by a physician from UNITED STATES. A 52-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On NS a consumer started treatment with Amitriptyline Hcl (dosage: Per Oral). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Gemfibrozil (Per Oral)
  • Amphetamines (Per Oral)
  • Metoclopramide (Per Oral)
  • Ethanol (Per Oral)
  • Oramorph Sr (Per Oral)
  • Gabapentin (Per Oral)
  • Cyclobenzaprine (Per Oral)
  • Propranolol (Per Oral)
When commencing Amitriptyline Hcl, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Respiratory Arrest
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Completed Suicide
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Cardiac Arrest, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Feeling Abnormal, Cardiac Arrest, Polyneuropathy, Gait Disturbance, Scleroderma, Pain

This is a Amitriptyline side effect report of a 56-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from BRAZIL. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: fibromyalgia,scleroderma,pain and was treated with Amitriptyline (dosage: 25 Mg) starting Jan 14, 2010. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Lyrica (150 Mg, 3x/day)
  • Morphine (Unk)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Feeling Abnormal
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Gait Disturbance
  • Scleroderma
  • Pain
This opens a possibility that Amitriptyline could cause Cardiac Arrest and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Toxicity To Various Agents, Cardiac Arrest, Respiratory Arrest

This Cardiac Arrest side effect was reported by a physician from UNITED STATES on Jan 02, 2012. A female patient from UNITED STATES , 38 years of age, was treated with Amitriptyline Hcl. Patient felt the following Amitriptyline side effects: toxicity to various agents, cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest. Amitriptyline Hcl dosage: NA.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Diazepam
  • Venlafaxine
  • Fluoxetine
  • Methadone Hcl
These side effects may potentially be related to Amitriptyline Hcl.
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Amitriptyline Cardiac Arrest Causes and Reviews


The heart has an internal electrical system that controls the rhythm of the heartbeat. Problems can cause abnormal heart rhythms, called arrhythmias. There are many types of arrhythmia. During an arrhythmia, the heart can beat too fast, too slow, or it can stop beating. Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) occurs when the heart develops an arrhythmia that causes it to stop beating. This is different than a heart attack, where the heart usually continues to beat but blood flow to the heart is blocked.

There are many possible causes of SCA. They include coronary heart disease, physical stress, and some inherited disorders. Sometimes there is no known cause for the SCA.

Without medical attention, the person will die within a few minutes. People are less likely to die if they have early defibrillation. Defibrillation sends an electric shock to restore the heart rhythm to normal. You should give cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to a person having SCA until defibrillation can be done.

If you have had an SCA, an implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) reduces the chance of dying from a second SCA.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


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Sun, 03 Jul 2011
Is a GG 40 with a Sandoz label made in a different laboratory than a GG 40 with a Geneva label? (I know they are both 10 mg of Amitriptyline.) Thank you. Appreciate reply as soon as possible.
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im on Amitriptyline 25mg,i have my xmas party this weekend and wanted to drink alchol. i wonder is it a good idea
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took Amitriptyline 200mg in a signle dose is it safe
Wed, 20 Jan 2010
Does Amtriptyline help tinnitus. I'm taking it at a low dose for jaw problems and fibromyalgia. the 25 mg dose seems to make my tinnitus worse but my pain better. I don't know what to do?
Wed, 20 Jan 2010
I'm taking Amitriptyline to relax my jaw and for pain and it seem to help tinnitus sonmetimes. Should I be taking noratfiptyline?
Mon, 07 Jun 2010
I HAVE JUST BEEN GIVEN AMITRIPTYLINE ,10MG FOR PAIN AND SLEEP BUT I HAVE BEEN READING ABOUT SIDE AFFECTS
Sun, 20 Jun 2010
Hey i took 500mg of Amitriptyline and overdosed and almost Died.. Dont take that much
Sun, 11 Jul 2010
been on amitrip 25mg at night for 8 nights now and have felt and look alot better. although i have diarrihea now and felt abit of nausea here and there . feel a tad tired throughout the day but i think for me the postives outweigh the negatives for now
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