The documented risks of these drugs are provided so the public can make informed, educated decisions. Elavil is an older antidepressant drug. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns that antidepressants can cause suicidal thinking and behavior in children and young adults.
Elavil is also known as Amineurin, Amitriptyline, Amyzol, Endep, Laroxyl, Levate, Tryptanol.
To see the total figures from IQVia on the number of people taking antidepressants in the U.S., click here.
Please note: No one should attempt to get off of psychiatric drugs without a doctor’s supervision. To help find medical practitioners in your area, click here.
Elavil Drug Warnings:
There have been three drug regulatory agency warnings from Germany and the United States on Elavil (or amitriptyline) causing suicide risk or suicidal behavior.
Elavil Drug Studies:
There have been 20 studies done in 13 countries (Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States) on Elavil (or amitriptyline). These include the following (note that some studies cite more than one side effect, so the list below may not be equal to the total number of studies):
5 studies on Elavil causing suicide risk or attempts
3 studies on Elavil causing abnormal bleeding
3 studies on Elavil causing cardiovascular disorders
2 studies on Elavil causing newborn complications
2 studies on Elavil causing heart problems
1 study on Elavil causing gastrointestinal problems
1 study on Elavil causing skin conditions
1 study on Elavil causing sexual dysfunction
1 study on Elavil causing risk of fractures
1 study on Elavil causing self-harm
1 study on Elavil causing risk of falls
1 study on Elavil causing nervous system disorders
1 study on Elavil causing involuntary movements
1 study on Elavil causing liver problems
1 study on Elavil causing death or increased risk of death
1 study on Elavil causing mania or psychosis
1 study on Elavil causing birth defects
1 study on Elavil having lack of efficacy
1 study on Elavil causing pregnancy complications
1 study on Elavil causing impaired driving
Top Reactions for All Ages: There have been 745 adverse reactions reported to the US FDA in connection with Elavil.
The FDA estimates that less than 1% of all serious events are ever reported to it, so the actual number of side effects occurring are most certainly higher.
- 71 cases of completed suicides
- 61 cases of overdoses
- 48 cases of comas
- 41 cases of somnolence (sleepiness)
- 40 cases of confusion
- 37 cases of drug toxicity
- 35 cases of suicide attempts
- 34 cases of loss of consciousness
- 33 cases of intentional overdoses
- 32 cases of convulsions
Documented Side Effects of Elavil:
Source: Physicians Desk Reference, National Institutes of Health’s Medline Plus, and/or the drug label.
Bone marrow depression,
Enlarged breasts in men
Jaw, neck, and back muscle spasms
Pain, burning, or tingling in the hands or feet
Severe skin rash or hives
Slow or difficult speech
Swelling of the face and tongue
Unusual bleeding or bruising
Weakness or numbness of an arm/leg
Yellowing of the skin/eyes
This brochure is a simple guide that documents the dangerous and deadly side effects of the drugs prescribed to millions of men, women and children diagnosed with bogus mental disorders.