AddictionResource authors say patients should help doctors find the best medications for them. If you consider taking Amitriptyline for a depressive disorder, tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription (especially SSRI antidepressants and MAO inhibitors) and non-prescription ones, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Mention other health issues, like co-occurring mental conditions, liver or heart diseases, a heart attack or stroke, diabetes, glaucoma.
This information will help to avoid prescribing the medication that can provoke serious side effects, including an overdose. The signs and symptoms of overdose can vary. Our infographic contains the list of the body organs that can be affected by high amounts of Amitriptyline and the symptoms themselves.
What to do in case of an overdose? Calling a doctor or the Poison Control center (800) 222-1222) should be the first step. They will give you further instructions. If the situation is critical and a person collapses or isn't breathing, call 911.