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Old 01-07-2013, 11:02 PM   #1
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Elavil and LPR

What is the general opinion about Elavil for LPR.

I have read it can cause side effects with the heart and liver.

I am wondering if I should take a risk and try it.

I am going to suggest it to my doctor.

Could 10 mg work? I read most people have success getting rid of LPR with 25 mg.

 
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:41 AM   #2
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Re: Elavil and LPR

My opinion is that Elavil can actually make LPR worse. It's a tricyclic antidepressant and like other tricyclics they can have severe anticholinergic effects such as weakening your valves and causing reflux. I took a similar antidepressant three years ago and it did in fact make my reflux much worse.

 
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