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Old 03-02-2012, 04:17 AM   #1
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Elavil/amiltriptyline Sore Throat


Has anyone else tried Elavil (Amiltriptyline) and developed chronic sore throat that won't go away? It's not listed as a side effect. Immediately after starting 10mg of Elavil two weeks ago I developed a terrible sore throat. I thought I just had a cold and that it would go away, but a sore throat has been my only symptom. No fever, no tiredness, no other cold symptom.

After bumping up to 20 mg a couple days ago according to my doctor's dose up schedule, my sore throat has become so painful I can't sleep and pain medicine isn't helping.

Am I having a strange reaction to the Elavil? Has this happened to anyone else?


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Re: Elavil/amiltriptyline Sore Throat

I would have a chat with my doctor. Sore throat is listed as a side effect, not a common one but one nevertheless.

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Re: Elavil/amiltriptyline Sore Throat

Call your doc. This can be a serious side effect of Elavil...and don't let the doc tell you it isn't. They may not know about it but it does exist.


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