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I actually took Elavil for years for my bladder. I took it before bed. It is given to young children that wet the bed. I was in my 30's. It was suppose to stretch my bladder so I would not get up all night. It worked. Only side effect I thought I had was being drowsy the next morning. Found out years later I had Obstructive Sleep Apnea. So really no side effects. My doctor told me it was an anti-depressant but used for everything and anything but depression. I think when better anti-depressants came out they probably stopped using it. It is also used for nerve pain. I went back on it for a while but did not help the pain. So I am on Lyrica now.