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What is amitriptyline used to treat?

Amitriptyline is primarily used to treat depression.

Amitriptyline, which is an older medication known as a tricyclic antidepressant, treats symptoms of depression by increasing the amounts of natural materials in the brain that help control normal mental balance and function.

In some cases, amitriptyline can be used for other conditions such as eating disorders and pain from shingles or migraine headaches.

Talk with your doctor about any emotional or physical health issues that affect your daily functioning. Your doctor can help provide solutions to improve your quality of life.

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