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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Elavil Oral.

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Condition: Other
7/24/2014 3:34:34 PM

Reviewer: (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
always tired & forgetful

Condition: Other
5/25/2014 8:43:20 PM

Reviewer: vicky, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have fibromyalgia my body aches all over and I was not able to sleep for years until the Dr. put me on Elavil now I sleep most of the night and my pain is much better. my side effect is I am very sensitive to heat and the sun when I get hot my face and neck and arms will turn so red and stays that way for awhile which is very embarrassing.

Condition: Other
2/6/2014 7:21:17 PM

Reviewer: gstan, 55-64 on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Facing hip surgery and neck pain from old injury, I needed a good nights sleep. I began to sleep well and have almost no pain all day long. Almost feeling as though my hip was no longer a problem. However the weight gain is not a problem Iam not willing to live with. A gastritis bypass patient I cannot afford to pack on pounds, 10 in a month. I will have to speak to my physician for another opti ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
1/12/2014 7:19:52 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Was given this medication to replace ambien for insomnia. The side effects are HORRIBLE! Weight gain in the first 2 weeks, severe headaches, dry mouth, aweful dreams and feeling of hangover all day. Do not recommend.

Condition: Other
1/11/2014 12:09:13 PM

Reviewer: Twinsgma, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
This medicine was prescribed for insomnia to replace my Ambien. I didn't expect it to work but, from night one I started getting a natural quality sleep with no side effects.

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