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US brand name: Elavil
Generic name: amitriptyline


Amitriptyline has a fairly high overdose rate, but it turns out that it’s not necessarily due to suicidal behavior. Apparently it can be used recreationally, especially as a way to both enhance the effects of some drugs of abuse and mask that use in urine tests. Pretty nifty huh? Well, that’s why there are so many bodies being wheeled out of the ERs and into the morgues.
Amitriptyline can be tricky enough by itself when using it for what it’s meant for. You don’t have to worry about a overdose, even if you’re taking the maximum dosage of 300 mg a day, as long as you’re not taking another medication. If you are taking other meds, crazy or not, you talk to your pharmacist, you use the drug-drug interaction checker that’s all over this site, and everything is good.

I’m leery of it at dosages above 150 mg a day mainly due to:

  • The ratio of dosage-dependent side effects (which are all of the anticholinergic and antihistamine side effects) to effects
  • Because Mouse and I have had problems with most TCAs when at their high dosages
  • And I’m a poor metabolizer of CYP2C19 substrates

So decide for yourself about 150 mg a day, or more. If the side effects are sucking and you’re not feeling any positive effect soon, I recommend talking to your doctor about moving on to something else.

And if you’re stupid enough to take varying amounts of amitriptyline on an inconsistent basis along with drugs of dubious origin for recreational purposes, well, it’s probably better that you were purged from the gene pool. So have a party!

Name, Address, Serial Number (Generic and Overseas Availability)

Available in the US as a generic? Yes

Shapes & Sizes (How Supplied)

Tablets, intramuscular injection, oral solution

Other Trade Names and Overseas Availability

Not including controlled/extended/sustained release suffixes (Efexor ER, Trevilor retard e.g.) or branded generics that are a hyphenate of the generic name and the drug company name (Apo-Citalopram e.g.).

Available as Elavil in:

I’m far from 100% sure brand Elavil is still available anywhere. But you never can tell.

  • Canada
  • France
  • India

Transcribed or Transliterated INN/Local Generic Names

  • amitriptilina - Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, and Spanish
  • amitriptilinã - Romanian
  • amitriptyliini - Finnish
  • amitriptylin - Czech, German, Lithuanian, Slovakian
  • amitriptylini hydrochloridum, amitriptylinum - Latin non-proprietary names, because two are better than one, right?
  • amitryptyline - Thai. And a frequent misspelling of amitriptyline, even in peer-reviewed papers.
  • амитриптилин (amitriptilin) - Cyrillic transliteration
  • アミトリプチリン (amitoripuchirin) - Japanese transliteration
  • 아미트리프틸린 (amiteulipeutillin) Korean transliteration

Other brand names & branded generic names

  • Abamax - India
  • Adepril - Italy
  • ADT - Portugal
    • I can’t tell if this name is idiotic or genius, as ADT is Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, etc. for TCA.
  • Alkym - Paraguay
  • Amicon - India
  • Amictrac - India
  • Amilavil - Vietnam
  • Amileb - Djibouti, Ethiopia, Malawi, Maldives, Uganda, UK, Zambia
  • Amilift - India
  • Amilin - Bangladesh
  • Amiline - India, Kenya, Rwanda
  • Amilit - Italy
  • Amilite - India
  • Amimax - India
  • Amineurin1 - Germany
  • Amioxid - Germany
  • Amiplin - Taiwan
  • Amiprin - Japan
  • Amirol - Japan, Kenya, Malta, New Zealand
    • アミロール (Amiroru) - Japanese transliteration of Amirol
  • Amit - Bangladesh, India
  • Amitec - Thailand
  • Amitie - Uruguay
  • Amitin - Pakistan
  • Amitone - India, Maldives
  • Amitop - IndiaAmitor - India
  • Amitrac - India
  • Amitrip - India, Japan, Kenya, New Zealand
    • アミトリプ (Amitoripu) - Japanese transliteration of Amitrip
  • Amitryn - India, Thailand
  • Amitryp - Pakistan
  • Amity - Côte d’Ivoire
  • Amiwell - India
  • Amizole - Mozambique, Nigeria
  • Amline - India
  • Amoten - India
  • Amotrip - Pakistan
  • Amsha - India
  • Amyline - Ireland, Pakistan
  • Amypress2 - India
  • Amytril - Brazil, Tunisia
  • Amyzol - Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Slovenia
    • АМИЗОЛ - Cyrillic transliteration of AMYZOL
  • Anapsique - Mexico
  • Anitripy - India
  • Antalin - Chile
  • Arpidox - India
  • Axtrip - India
  • Conmitrip - Thailand
  • Cotrip - India
  • Crypton - India
  • Dep - India
  • Deprelio - Spain
  • Domical - UK
  • Dot Trip3 - India
  • Elatrol - Israel
  • Elatrolet - Israel
  • Elavin - India
  • Eliwel - India
  • Elsitriol - Argentina
  • Endep - Australia, Malaysia
  • Equilibrin - Germany
  • Estiline - India
  • Fiorda - Argentina
  • Gentrip - India
  • Goldep - India
  • Kamitrin - India
  • Imidol - Pakistan
  • Lantron - Japan
  • Laroxyl - Burkina Faso, Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Ghana, Italy, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Malawi, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • Latilin - India
  • Lentizol - Ireland
  • Levate4 - Canada
  • Maxitrip5 - India
  • Maxivalet - Greece
  • Meditriline - Nigeria
  • Miketorin - Japan
  • Mitrip - India
  • Modep - Taiwan
  • Neurotol - Paraguay
  • Nextrip - India
  • Noriline - South Africa
  • Nortensil - Pakistan
  • Novoprotect - Germany
  • Odep - India
  • Pinsaun - Taiwan
  • Polytanol - Thailand
  • Pryl - India
  • Psiquium - Colombia
  • Qualitriptine - Hong Kong
  • Redomex - Belgium
  • Relidep - India, Turkey, Uzbekistan
  • Ristryl - India
  • Santryline - Nigeria
  • Saroten - Austria, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Denmark, Ethiopia, Estonia, Finland, France, The Gambia, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Iceland, Iran, Kenya, Liberia, Lithuania, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Malawi, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Portugal, Russia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Sweden, Switzerland, Sudan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe Saroten Retard - Austria, Bangladesh, Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, South Africa, Switzerland
  • Sarotena - India, Maldives, Singapore
  • Sarotex - Netherlands, Norway, Uruguay
  • Sereval - India
  • Sicobil - Dominican Republic
  • Stelminal - Greece
  • Syneudon - Germany
  • Tadamit - India
  • Teperin - Hungary, Iraq, Jordan
  • Teperinep - Hungary
  • Thymontil - Greece
  • Trepiline - South Africa
  • Triamyl - Serbia
  • Tridep - India, Uganda
  • Trilin - Indonesia
  • Triline - Timor-Leste
  • Trip - Bangladesh, India
  • Triplex - India
  • Tripsyline - Thailand
  • Tripta - Burma (Myanmar), Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand
  • Triptafen - UK
  • Triptiline - India
  • Triptizol - Italy
  • Triptric - India
  • Triptyl - Finland
  • Triptyline - Thailand
  • Tripyline - Taiwan
  • Tripzol - Thailand
  • Trisomatol - Brazil
  • Trynol - Taiwan
  • Tryptal - Israel
  • Tryptalgin - Argentina
  • Tryptanol - Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Ecuador, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Pakistan, Peru, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Venezuela
    • トリプタノール (Toriputanoru) - Japanese transliteration of Tryptanol
  • Tryptin - Bangladesh, Pakistan
  • Tryptizol - Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Egypt, Lebanon, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK
  • Tryptomec - India
  • Tryptomer - India, Japan, Singapore, Uzbekistan
    • トリプトマー (Toriputoma) - Japanese transliteration of Tryptomer
  • Tryptyl - Paraguay
  • Trytomer - Hong Kong, India
  • Typlin - India
  • Uxen - Argentina
  • ノーマルン (Noumarun6) - Japan

Generic Amitriptyline is Available in These Countries

In theory amitriptyline should be available as a generic in every country that has a pharmacy, as it’s one of the World Health Organization’s Essential Medications. In addition to the countries above, and based on what passes for evidence on teh interwebs, generic amitriptyline is probably available in the following countries:

  • Belarus
  • Benin
  • Bolivia
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Chile
  • China
  • Costa Rica
  • Ecuador
  • Any EU / EMA member state not already listed
  • The Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Ghana
  • Guatemala
  • Madagascar
  • Mauritius
  • Palestine
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tanzania
  • Turkmenistan

Full US PI sheet, Global SPCs & PILs, Other Consumer Review & Rating Sites, and Other Sites that may be of Interest

Elavil’s Full US Prescribing Information / PI Sheet


Discussion board

If you have any questions not answered here, please see the Crazymeds Elavil discussion board.


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1 Give you one guess how Google translated… That's right, Amine's Urine. All those jokes about taking so many meds and/or supplements that I could sell my piss as snake oil have finally paid off.

2 Manufactured by, and I shit ye not, Psychoremedies of Ludhiana, Punjab, India. You have no idea how happy it made me to learn there's a manufacturer of generic crazy meds named Psycoremedies. They make non-crazy meds as well, but they push their Psynova medicines, as they call them, as their primary product line.

3 Of all the *Trip* variants, this is my favorite. The folks at Three Dots Lifesciences (no, really) are either brilliant or, more likely, utterly naive of American drug culture and recreational use of amitriptyline.

4 My guess is it's pronounced El-eh-vate. As in it elevates your mood.

5 If anyone is marketing their med to the morons who use amitriptyline recreationally (and I'm still trying to wrap my head around the how and, even more perplexing, why of that) it's Invision Medi Sciences.

6 Brand Nourmarun was off the market in October 2015. Which is a shame, because Google translates it as "Normal Down," and that's a really Japanese name for an antidepressant.

Last modified on Wed, 04 May, 2016 at 16:37:49 by JerodPoorePage Author Date created Thursday, 31 January 2013 at 11:19:31
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