Amtil 25mg


Each film coated tablet contains :Amitriptyline HCl USP 10 mg , 25 mg and 50 mg.


Amtil (Amitriptyline) is a tricyclic antidepressant which acts by inhibiting the neuronal re-uptake of norepinephrine and serotonin (5-HT) in  the CNS. It is readily absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and peak plasma concentrations occuring within a few hours of oral  administration. It is metabolized in the liver into the active metabolite nortriptyline, which are widely distributed throughout the body and  extensively bound to plasma and tissue protein, also cross the placenta and are distributed into breast milk. The elimination half life of  Amitriptyline ranges from 9 to 36 hours. It is excreted in urine mainly in the metabolites form either free or conjugated. 


Amtil is indicated in :

1- Depression. 2- Nocturnal enuresis where organic pathology has been excluded. 3- Treatment of chronic pain conditions.


- In depression case :

 Adults : The initial dose is 25 mg three times daily , which may be gradually increased by doctor to 50 mg three times daily.  Elderly patients (above 65 years) : The initial dose is 10 mg three times daily, which may be gradually increased by doctor to a total daily   dose of 100 - 150 mg.

- Chronic pain : The initial dose is 25 mg at night, which may be gradually increased by doctor to a maximum of 100 mg   at night in adults and 50 mg at night in elderly. 

- Patients with liver disorder should take lower doses.



- Hypersensitivity to the drug. 

- It should not be given concomitantly with MAO inhibitors.

- The drug is not recommended for use during the acute recovery phase following myocardial infarction.

- It should be avoided in severe liver disease.


- It should be used with caution in patients with a history of seizures, glaucoma, increased intra-ocular pressure, urinary retention ,   enlarged prostate, liver diseases, over active thyroid gland and diabetes. 

- Patients with cardiovascular disorders should be watched closely when the drug is administered.

- Concurrent administration of the drug with electroconvulsive therapy may increase the hazard of therapy.

- In view of lacking experience in the use of this medicine to treating depression in children, it is not recommended for depressed patients   under 12 years. 

Effects on the capacity to drive vehicles or use machines

Amitriptyline may impair alertness, thus operating machinery or driving a vehicle should be avoided. 

Use in Pregnancy & Lactation

The drug should be used during pregnancy only if there are compelling reasons, and should be stopped gradually 14 days to 3 weeks before  expected birth. It should be avoided by the nursing woman.


- Side effects may be enhanced by concurrent administration of antimuscarinic drugs, CNS depressants including alcohol with amitriptyline.  - Barbiturates, rifampicin and some antiepileptics lower plasma concentrations of amitriptyline and reduce antidepressant response. - Cimetidine, methylphenidate, antipsychotics and calcium channel blockers increase amitriptyline concentration in plasma. - The antihypertensive effects of bethanidine, debrisoquine, guanethidine and possibly clonidine may be reduced by amitriptyline. - The risk of arrythmia may be increased with concomitant administration of halofantrine , terfenadine, cisapride, sotalol, astemizole and   thyroid preparations, with amitriptyline.

- It increased hypoglycemic effect of oral hypoglycemic agents (sulphonylureas e.g. glibenclamid).

- Concomitant use of different antidepressants leads to severe adverse reactions. 


Cardiovascular : Hypotension, tachycardia and arrythmias. 

CNS : Confusion states, anxiety, numbness, restlessness, peripheral neuropathy, ataxia, tinnitus, incoordination, tremor and   seizures. 

Anticholinergic : Dry mouth, constipation, urinary retention, blurred vision and disturbances in accumodation, increased intra-ocular   pressure and hyperthermia

Allergic : Urticaria, angioedema and photosensitization.

Blood disorders : Bone marrow depression, eosinophilia, thrombocytopenia, leukopenia and agranulocytosis. Gastrointestinal : Sour or metallic taste, stomatitis , gastric irritation, nausea and vomiting.

Endocrine : Testicular enlargement, gynecomastia in male and breast enlargement and galactorrhea in female, change in blood sugar   level and increased or decreased libido. 

Others : Headache, fatigue, weakness, weight gain or loss, increased perspiration, drowsiness and alopecia. 


Store below 25°C in a dry place. 


Amtil 10, 25 and 50 mg tablets : Blister pack of 30 tablets and hospital packs of different sizes.



- Medicament is a product which affects your health, and its consumption contrary to instructions is dangerous for you. - Follow strictly the doctor’s prescription, the method of use and the instructions of the pharmacist who sold the medicament. - The doctor and the pharmacist are experts in medicine, its benefits and risks.

- Do not by yourself interrupt the period of treatment prescribed for you.

- Do not repeat the same prescription without consulting your doctor. 

Keep medicament out of reach of children


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