noun. a tricyclic antidepressant drug (trade name Elavil) with serious side effects; interacts with many other medications.
- tricyclic antidepressant drug
- amitriptyline hydrochloride
Example sentences of the word amitriptyline
1. Noun, singular or mass
Your vet may want to give your cat an EKG to make sure his heart is healthy before prescribing amitriptyline.
Used in people to treat anxiety, amitriptyline hydrochloride -- sold under the brand name Elavil -- is also prescribed to also treat dogs with anxiety problems, especially separation anxiety.
Once your cat receives amitriptyline, you'll bring him to the vet regularly for a few months for evaluation.