Amitriptyline

Amitriptyline hydrochloride

Description

Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant and an analgesic. It prevents the re-uptake, and hence the inactivation of noradrenaline and serotonin at nerve terminals. Reuptake prevention of these monoamine neurotransmitters potentiate their action in the brain. This appears to be associated with the antidepressant activity.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
Amitriptyline
N Nervous system → N06 Psychoanaleptics → N06A Antidepressants → N06AA Non-selective monoamine reuptake inhibitors

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