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Amitriptyline Insomnia Side Effects

Amitriptyline Insomnia Side Effect Reports


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

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Insomnia, 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.



Hallucination, Delusion, Insomnia, Impulsive Behaviour, Disturbance In Social Behaviour, Memory Impairment, Thinking Abnormal

This Insomnia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from GB. A 62-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: spinal cord injury. The patient was prescribed Amitriptyline (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Dihydrocodeine
  • Diazepam (One In The Morning, One At Lunch And One To Two At Night.)
  • Zydol
When starting to take Amitriptyline the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Hallucination
  • Delusion
  • Insomnia
  • Impulsive Behaviour
  • Disturbance In Social Behaviour
  • Memory Impairment
  • Thinking Abnormal
These side effects may potentially be related to Amitriptyline.
Gait Disturbance, Insomnia, Drooling, Fatigue, Headache, Malaise, Movement Disorder, Nausea, Neck Pain

This Insomnia Amitriptyline side effect was reported by a health professional from GB on Oct 16, 2013. A Female , 61 years of age, weighting 140.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Amitriptyline. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Gait Disturbance
  • Insomnia
  • Drooling
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Malaise
  • Movement Disorder
  • Nausea
  • Neck Pain
. Amitriptyline dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Sertraline (50 Mg, Qd)
  • Sertraline
  • Sertraline
  • Zolpidem (Unk)
  • Paracetamol
  • Diazepam
  • Glycerin
  • Lactulose
Irritability, Judgement Impaired, Fall, Activities Of Daily Living Impaired, Insomnia

This is a Amitriptyline side effect report of a 46-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: shingles, who was treated with Amitriptyline (dosage:NA, start time: Oct 10, 2012), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Insomnia side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Irritability
  • Judgement Impaired
  • Fall
  • Activities Of Daily Living Impaired
  • Insomnia
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Amitriptyline treatment in female patients suffering from shingles, resulting in Insomnia.

Fatigue, Insomnia, Alopecia

A 47-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: NA started Amitriptyline Hcl treatment (dosage: NA) on NS. Soon after starting Amitriptyline Hcl treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Alopecia
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Gilenya (0.5 Mg, Qd, Oral)
  • Vitamin D
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Vitamin B12
  • Seasonale (ethinylestradiol, Levonorgestrel)
  • Vitamin B1 Tab
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Amitriptyline Hcl side effects, such as Insomnia.
Mobility Decreased, Product Quality Issue, Insomnia, Euphoric Mood, Lethargy

A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Amitriptyline Hydrochloride on Mar 10, 2012. Patient felt the following Amitriptyline side effects: mobility decreased, product quality issue, insomnia, euphoric mood, lethargy Additional patient health information: Female , 37 years of age, weighting 136.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Amitriptyline Hydrochloride dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Zolpidem ((1 Dosage Forms,every Night),oral)
Attention Deficit/hyperactivity Disorder, Asthma, Restlessness, Agitation, Bipolar Disorder, Insomnia, Nail Picking, Tic

This report suggests a potential Amitriptyline Hydrochloride Insomnia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 11-year-old patient from BRAZIL (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Amitriptyline Hydrochloride (dosage: NA) starting NS. Soon after starting Amitriptyline Hydrochloride the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Attention Deficit/hyperactivity Disorder
  • Asthma
  • Restlessness
  • Agitation
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Insomnia
  • Nail Picking
  • Tic
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Risperidone
  • Depakene (1 Tablet In The Morning Half Tablet At Night)
  • Ritalin La
  • Ritalin
Although Amitriptyline Hydrochloride demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Insomnia, may still occur.
Insomnia, Fatigue, Alopecia

An adverse event was reported by a physician on Jul 05, 2011 by a Female taking Amitriptyline Hcl (dosage: NA) . Location: UNITED STATES , 47 years of age, weighting 160.1 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Amitriptyline side effects: insomnia, fatigue, alopecia. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Vitamin B1 Tab
  • Vitamin B12
  • Fampridine (fampridine)
  • Gilenya (0.5 Mg, Qd, Oral)
  • Vitamin D
  • Seasonale (ethinylestradiol, Levonorgestrel)
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
Blood Pressure Increased, Cholecystectomy, Dysuria, Urinary Incontinence, Weight Increased, Urinary Retention, Nocturia, Bladder Discomfort, Insomnia

This Insomnia problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from BRAZIL. A 54-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): depression.On Jan 01, 2005 a consumer started treatment with Amitriptyline (dosage: 75 Mg, Unk). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Phenobarbital Tab (100 Mg, Unk)
  • Cloxazolam (Unk)
  • Alprazolam (2 Mg, Unk)
  • Clonazepam (2 Mg, Unk)
  • Glibenclamide (5 Mg, 2 Tablets Per Day)
  • Propranolol (40 Mg, Unk)
  • Captopril (25 Mg, Unk)
  • Tolterodine Tartrate (4 Mg, 1x/day)
When commencing Amitriptyline, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Blood Pressure Increased
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Dysuria
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Weight Increased
  • Urinary Retention
  • Nocturia
  • Bladder Discomfort
  • Insomnia
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 Insomnia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Insomnia, Dyskinesia, Headache

This is a Amitriptyline Hcl side effect report of a 52-year-old patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Amitriptyline Hcl (dosage: NA) starting Jan 01, 2010. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Fluid Pill
  • Potassium
  • Seroquel (100 To 200 Mgs At Night)
  • Seroquel (100 To 200 Mgs At Night)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Insomnia
  • Dyskinesia
  • Headache
This opens a possibility that Amitriptyline Hcl could cause Insomnia and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Feeling Abnormal, Depression, Insomnia

This Insomnia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Jan 18, 2011. A female patient from UNITED STATES , weighting 170.0 lb, was treated with Amitriptyline Hcl. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Amitriptyline side effects: feeling abnormal, depression, insomnia. Amitriptyline Hcl dosage: NA.
Associated medications used:
  • Diazepam
  • Xanax
  • Seroquel
  • Seroquel
  • Lithium Carbonate
  • Zoloft
  • Seroquel
  • Topamax
These side effects may potentially be related to Amitriptyline Hcl.
Fibromyalgia, Disturbance In Attention, Insomnia, Hyperventilation, Nausea, Hypertension, Breast Cancer, Mental Impairment, Sinusitis

This Insomnia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 42-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: irritable bowel syndrome. The patient was prescribed Amitriptyline Hcl (dosage: NA), which was started on Jan 01, 1993. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Elavil
  • Hyomax
  • Tigan
  • Levbid
  • Xanax
When starting to take Amitriptyline Hcl the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Disturbance In Attention
  • Insomnia
  • Hyperventilation
  • Nausea
  • Hypertension
  • Breast Cancer
  • Mental Impairment
  • Sinusitis
These side effects may potentially be related to Amitriptyline Hcl.
Insomnia, Mental Impairment, Sinusitis, Disturbance In Attention, Hypertension, Breast Cancer, Nausea, Fibromyalgia, Hyperventilation

This Insomnia Amitriptyline Hcl side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Jun 24, 2011. A Female , 42 years of age, weighting 230.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Amitriptyline Hcl. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Insomnia
  • Mental Impairment
  • Sinusitis
  • Disturbance In Attention
  • Hypertension
  • Breast Cancer
  • Nausea
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hyperventilation
. Amitriptyline Hcl dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Levbid
  • Xanax
  • Tigan
  • Elavil
  • Hyomax
Insomnia

This is a Amitriptyline Hcl side effect report of a 86-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: depression,coeliac disease, who was treated with Amitriptyline Hcl (dosage:NA, start time: Jan 01, 2010), combined with:
  • Probiotica
, and developed a serious reaction and a Insomnia side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Insomnia
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 depression,coeliac disease, resulting in Insomnia.
Haemoglobin Decreased, Toxicity To Various Agents, Dysarthria, Insomnia, Dry Mouth, Dyskinesia, Dehydration, Blood Urea Increased, Blood Creatine Increased

A 82-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: insomnia started Amitriptyline Hcl treatment (dosage: 50 Mg; Qd;) on NS. Soon after starting Amitriptyline Hcl treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Haemoglobin Decreased
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
  • Dysarthria
  • Insomnia
  • Dry Mouth
  • Dyskinesia
  • Dehydration
  • Blood Urea Increased
  • Blood Creatine Increased
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Aspirin
  • Cholecalciferol
  • Calcitriol
  • Ferrous Sulfate Tab
  • Tiagabine Hcl
  • Oxycodone Hcl
  • Tolterodine Tartrate
  • Bumetanide
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Amitriptyline Hcl side effects, such as Insomnia.
Insomnia, Depression, Refusal Of Treatment By Patient, Condition Aggravated, Grand Mal Convulsion, Mental Impairment

A patient from GERMANY was prescribed and started Amitriptyline on Mar 15, 2011. After Amitriptyline was administered, patient encountered several Amitriptyline side effects: insomnia, depression, refusal of treatment by patient, condition aggravated, grand mal convulsion, mental impairment Additional patient health information: Patient , 29 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Amitriptyline dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Bupropion Hydrochloride (150 Mg, Od,)
  • Fluspirilene
  • Cyproterone
The patient was hospitalized.
Headache, Insomnia, Hyperaesthesia, Burning Sensation

This report suggests a potential Amitriptyline Insomnia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 40-year-old female patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Amitriptyline (dosage: NA) starting Mar 10, 2011. Soon after starting Amitriptyline the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Headache
  • Insomnia
  • Hyperaesthesia
  • Burning Sensation
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Avonex
Although Amitriptyline demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Insomnia, may still occur.
Hydrocephalus, Cerebral Ischaemia, Syncope, Nausea, Fluid Intake Reduced, Insomnia, Fall, Pyrexia, Orthostatic Hypotension

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Mar 02, 2011 by a Female taking Amitriptyline Hydrochloride (dosage: NA) . Location: UNITED STATES , 74 years of age, weighting 121.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Amitriptyline side effects: hydrocephalus, cerebral ischaemia, syncope, nausea, fluid intake reduced, insomnia, fall, pyrexia, orthostatic hypotension. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Metoclopramide
  • Cap Vorinostat Unk (400 Ng, Daily, Po)
  • Butalbital
  • Aspirin
  • Lorazepam
  • Zofran
  • Niacinamide (4600 Mg, Daily, Po)
The patient was hospitalized.
Alopecia, Gait Disturbance, Blood Cholesterol Increased, Dyspepsia, Musculoskeletal Pain, Throat Irritation, Weight Increased, Neck Pain, Insomnia

This Insomnia problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 64-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On Jan 01, 2006 a consumer started treatment with Amitriptyline (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Arimidex
  • Asachol
  • Vytorin
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin B
  • Multi-vitamin
  • Zantac
  • Fish Oil
When commencing Amitriptyline, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Alopecia
  • Gait Disturbance
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased
  • Dyspepsia
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Throat Irritation
  • Weight Increased
  • Neck Pain
  • Insomnia
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Insomnia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Agitation, Insomnia, Product Substitution Issue

This is a Amitriptyline side effect report of a 63-year-old patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: tinnitus and was treated with Amitriptyline (dosage: 25 Mg Qhs Po) starting Apr 01, 2007. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Agitation
  • Insomnia
  • Product Substitution Issue
This opens a possibility that Amitriptyline could cause Insomnia and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Chills, Contusion, Decreased Appetite, Dizziness, Dry Mouth, Epistaxis, Headache, Insomnia, Oropharyngeal Pain

This Insomnia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Jan 26, 2010. A female patient from UNITED STATES , 71 years of age, weighting 185.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Amitriptyline Hcl. Patient felt the following Amitriptyline side effects: chills, contusion, decreased appetite, dizziness, dry mouth, epistaxis, headache, insomnia, oropharyngeal pain. Amitriptyline Hcl dosage: 1 At Bedtime.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Omeprazole
  • Metoprolol Tartrate
  • Neurontin
These side effects may potentially be related to Amitriptyline Hcl.

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Amitriptyline Insomnia Causes and Reviews


What is Insomnia?

Insomnia is a common sleep disorder. If you have it, you may have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or both. As a result, you may get too little sleep or have poor-quality sleep. You may not feel refreshed when you wake up.

What are the symptoms of Insomnia?

Symptoms of Insomnia include:

  • Lying awake for a long time before you fall asleep
  • Sleeping for only short periods
  • Being awake for much of the night
  • Feeling as if you haven't slept at all
  • Waking up too early
What are the types of Insomnia?

Insomnia can be acute (short-term) or chronic (ongoing). Acute Insomnia is common. Common causes include stress at work, family pressures, or a traumatic event. It usually lasts for days or weeks.

Chronic Insomnia lasts for a month or longer. Most cases of chronic Insomnia are secondary. This means they are the symptom or side effect of some other problem, such as certain medical conditions, medicines, and other sleep disorders. Substances such as caffeine, tobacco, and alcohol can also be a cause.

Sometimes chronic Insomnia is the primary problem. This means that it is not caused by something else. Its cause is not well understood, but long-lasting stress, emotional upset, travel and shift work can be factors. Primary Insomnia usually lasts more than one month.

Who gets Insomnia?

Insomnia is common. It affects women more often than men. You can get it at any age, but older adults are more likely to have it. You are also at higher risk of Insomnia if you

  • Have a lot of stress
  • Are depressed or have other emotional distress, such as divorce or death of a spouse
  • Have a lower income
  • Work at night or have frequent major shifts in your work hours
  • Travel long distances with time changes
  • Have an inactive lifestyle
  • Are African American; research shows that African Americans take longer to fall asleep, don't sleep as well, and have more sleep-related breathing problems than whites.
What other problems can Insomnia cause?

Insomnia can cause daytime sleepiness and a lack of energy. It also can make you feel anxious, depressed, or irritable. You may have trouble focusing on tasks, paying attention, learning, and remembering. Insomnia also can cause other serious problems. For example, it could make you may feel drowsy while driving. This could cause you get into a car accident.

How is Insomnia diagnosed?

To diagnose Insomnia, your health care provider

  • Takes your medical history
  • Asks for your sleep history. Your provider will ask you for details about your sleep habits.
  • Does a physical exam, to rule out other medical problems that might cause Insomnia
  • May recommend a sleep study. A sleep study measures how well you sleep and how your body responds to sleep problems.
What are the treatments for Insomnia?

Treatments include lifestyle changes, counseling, and medicines:

  • Lifestyle changes, including good sleep habits, often help relieve acute (short-term) Insomnia. These changes might make it easier for you to fall asleep and stay asleep.
  • A type of counseling called cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) can help relieve the anxiety linked to chronic (ongoing) Insomnia
  • Several medicines also can help relieve your Insomnia and allow you to re-establish a regular sleep schedule

If your Insomnia is the symptom or side effect of another problem, it's important to treat that problem (if possible).

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


Amitriptyline Insomnia Reviews

Fri, 09 Sep 2011

can Amitriptyline can cause thrombocytopenia ?

Wed, 16 Nov 2011

After having been on elavil for 9 years, mostly at 100mg/night, I spent the last 6 months weaning off. Shortly after stopping Amitriptyline I now have high blood pressure. Before stopping, and for years before starting, my usual pressure was 115/65, now have 150/68. Can this be a withdrawal symptom or has the drug been masking a heart problem all this time or did it cause damage that did not show up before stopping the drug?

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.
Wed, 14 Dec 2011
im on Amitriptyline 25mg,i have my xmas party this weekend and wanted to drink alchol. i wonder is it a good idea
Thu, 10 Dec 2009
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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