Amitriptyline HCL is a tricyclic antidepressant that is used to treat depression symptoms. It works by activating certain natural substances in the brain that help to regulate and balance brain activity.
It comes as an oral tablet that usually can be taken one to four times every day persistently, as prescribed by your doctor. It may take up to four weeks before you begin to feel a change in your body or feel the full benefits of this drug.
The most common side effects from taking Amitriptyline HCL include dizziness, dry mouth, headache, drowsiness, weakness, unpleasant taste, nausea, weight gain, diarrhea, excess sweating or increased appetite.
Amitriptyline HCL may also be applied to soothe chronic pain or other medical problems, as suggested by your doctor.