Amitriptyline, under the brand name Elavil, was approved on April 7, 1961 for the treatment of major depression in the United States. It has seen widespread usage throughout the world ever since.
Amitriptyline is approved for the treatment of major depression, as well as clinical/endogenous depression and also involutional melancholia or “depression of late life”, which is no longer seen as a disease in its own right. Adult typical dosages are 25 to 150 mg daily, with half this dose initially for elderly or adolescent patients.
Children between the ages of 7 to 10 years typically have a dose of 10 to 20 mg; older children 25 to 50 mg at night. It should be gradually withdrawn at the end of the course, which overall should be of no more than three months.
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