What is Trepiline?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Amitriptyline

Trepiline is an international name for amitriptyline, a tricyclic antidepressant approved for the treatment of depression. Off label amitripyline is used for certain chronic and neuropathic (nerve) pain and for prevention of migraine headaches.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Insomnia 8 10
Fibromyalgia 7 9
Pain 6 4
Neuropathy in feet 2 3
Sleeplessness 2 7
Sleep problems 2 7

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 3
Moderate 5
Mild 3
None 6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Trepiline

Side effect Patients
Weight gain 2
Diarrhea 1
Diarrhea intermittent 1
Dizziness 1
Drowsiness 1
Dry mouth 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Trepiline

Dosage Patients
25 mg daily 3
10 mg daily 1
20 mg daily 1
30 mg daily 1
125 mg daily 1
25mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Trepiline

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Other 1
Side effects too severe 1
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Duration

Currently taking Trepiline

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 3

Stopped taking Trepiline

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 16
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 16
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 4
Not specified 13

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Trepiline after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Duloxetine (Cymbalta) 1

Patients stopped taking Trepiline and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Duloxetine (Cymbalta) 1
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2 patient evaluations for Trepiline

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bertusj
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bertusj
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 3
Mania: 1
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Severe
41 M
Function: Low
Distress: Moderate
I have:
ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)

See bertusj's full Trepiline history

Jan 13, 2016 (Started Dec 23, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I take it in the evening and it does make me struggle to wake up in the morning a bit
Cost: < $25 monthly

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shells360
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shells360
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: None
Overall: None
Cognition: none
Vision: mild
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: moderate
I am: vg
I have:
MS

See shells360's full Trepiline history

Mar 1, 2014 (Started Nov 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Feel dopey)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

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