If you are:
Only When Necessary: USE W/CAUTION;ACTIVE METABOLITE NORTRIPTYLINE MAY CAUSE INFANT URINARY RETENTION
Precaution: INSUFFICIENT HUMAN DATA AVAILABLE; LOW LEVELS EXCRETED
An adult over 60:
Contraindication: Neuro/Psych-Anticholinergic effects may cause sedation, worsen cognitive impairment and increase fall risk. Cardiovascular-May cause orthostatic hypotension at higher doses. Gastrointestinal-May cause or worsen pre-existing constipation. Genitourinary-Best avoided in patients with urinary retention from any cause.
Giving Elavil tablet to a child under 12:
Severe Precaution: Possible increased suicidal ideation and attempt with underlying major depression.