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Posted by: Keval | 2006-01-27

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Tripiline

Hi, I've just been diagnosed with Essential Tremor and my GP has prescriped Tripiline. I am currently on 40mg Nuzak for depression/binge eating. When I was prescribed Tripiline, I thought it was a "relaxer" to help me sleep (I don't want sleeping pills) but I looked it up on the Net and it appears to be another anti-depressant. I'm very reluctant/afraid to begin taking this medication because of the side-effect. What will this do? How will it help me sleep better?
Many thanks.

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K,

Amitriptiline (Trepiline) is indeed an anti-depressant (tricyclic) but it also has properties that is useful in reducing anxiety. It also has a high sedative potential making it usefull as as a sleeping aid. It can thus be described as a 'relaxer' too.

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Posted by: Tiger | 2006-02-15

My dogter kry baie kopseer en kon nie slaap nie sy was toe verwys na Tygerberg Hospitaal en die dokter daar het vir haar Tripiline ( Amitriptyline S5 25MG )voorgeskryf en sy moes 6 pille met slaaptyd drink.Die pille is nou op en was toe terug Daghospitaal toe en die Dokter daar se sy drink te veel pille. Dit lyk my sy is nou verslaaf aan die pille, want sy kry spierpyne en ander simptome. Sy het nie mediese fonds nie en volgens die dokter moet sy na n inrigting gaan sodat hulle haar kan help.

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Posted by: concerned | 2013-11-19

Liewe Tyger, 6 tripiline is nie gesond nie dis def. ter veel. ek stel voor jy neem jou dogter na 'n chiropractor vir haar kopseer , besoek asseblief Dr Prangley in Bellville se chiropratic clinic hy sal haar kan help, ek belower jy sal nie spuit wees nie.

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