An antidepressant drug of the tricyclic group, with a mild tranquilizing action.
- Tricyclic antidepressants, including amitriptyline, can cause weight gain, drowsiness, and anticholinergic symptoms.
- The most useful drugs are anticonvulsants, especially gabapentin and carbamazepine, and tricyclic antidepressants, especially amitriptyline.
- Of the tricyclic antidepressants, amitriptyline appears to be the most efficacious in the treatment of diabetic neuropathy when compared to placebo.
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