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Eliwel Tablet contains Amitriptyline as the active ingredient which is a tricyclic antidepressant. It works by increasing the levels of chemical messengers in the brain that help in regulating mood and treat depression. It also stops the movement of pain signals from nerves to the brain thereby relieving neuropathic pain (pain from damaged nerves).
Amitriptyline is metabolized to nortriptyline which inhibits the reuptake of norepinephrine and serotonin almost equally. Amitriptyline inhibits the membrane pump mechanism responsible for uptake of norepinephrine and serotonin in adrenergic and serotonergic neurons. Pharmacologically this action may potentiate or prolong neuronal activity since reuptake of these biogenic amines is important physiologically in terminating transmitting activity. This interference with the reuptake of norepinephrine and/or serotonin is believed by some to underlie the antidepressant activity of amitriptyline.
Eliwel Tablet is used for preventive treatment of migraine, neuropathic pain and depression. It is used in patients intolerant of or unresponsive to alternative treatment options for depression.
Direction to Use
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Eliwel Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time. Take it at bedtime to avoid feeling sleepy during the day. It may take 4 to 6 weeks for Eliwel Tablet to start working.
Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how Eliwel Tablet affects you. Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Eliwel Tablet as it may cause excessive drowsiness.
Common Side Effects of Eliwel are Sleepiness, Increased heart rate, Dryness in mouth, Weight gain, Difficulty in urination, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Feeling lightheaded, having blurred eyesight, or a change in thinking clearly; Feeling dizzy; Hard stools (constipation); Change in color of urine to blue or green.