What may interact with Amitriptyline, Chlordiazepoxide?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:

-MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate
-methylene blue
-narcotic medicines for cough
-phenothiazines like mesoridazine and thioridazine
-sodium oxybate
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

-antihistamines for allergy, cough and cold
-antiviral medicines for HIV or AIDS
-certain medicines for anxiety or sleep
-certain medicines for bladder problems like oxybutynin, tolterodine
-certain medicines for depression, like amitriptyline, fluoxetine, sertraline
-certain medicines for Parkinson''s disease like benztropine, trihexyphenidyl
-certain medicines for seizures like carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, primidone
-certain medicines for stomach problems like dicyclomine, hyoscyamine
-certain medicines for travel sickness like scopolamine
-general anesthetics like halothane, isoflurane, methoxyflurane, propofol
-local anesthetics like lidocaine, pramoxine, tetracaine
-medicines that relax muscles for surgery
-narcotic medicines for pain
-other medicines that prolong the QT interval (cause an abnormal heart rhythm) like dofetilide, ziprasidone
-other phenothiazines like chlorpromazine and prochlorperazine
-thyroid hormones such as levothyroxine

What should I tell my health care provider before I take Amitriptyline, Chlordiazepoxide?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

-bipolar disorder or schizophrenia
-difficulty passing urine, prostate trouble
-heart disease or previous heart attack
-kidney or liver disease
-over active thyroid
-thoughts or plans of suicide, a previous suicide attempt, or family history of suicide attempt
-an unusual or allergic reaction to chlordiazepoxide, amitriptyline, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
-pregnant or trying to get pregnant

What should I watch for while using Amitriptyline, Chlordiazepoxide?

Tell your doctor if your symptoms do not get better or if they get worse.
Do not stop taking except on your doctor''s advice. You may develop a severe reaction. Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to take.
You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol may interfere with the effect of this medicine. Avoid alcoholic drinks.
If you are taking another medicine that also causes drowsiness, you may have more side effects. Give your health care provider a list of all medicines you use. Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to take. Do not take more medicine than directed. Call emergency for help if you have problems breathing or unusual sleepiness.
Your mouth may get dry. Chewing sugarless gum or sucking hard candy, and drinking plenty of water will help. Contact your doctor if the problem does not go away or is severe.
This medicine may cause dry eyes and blurred vision. If you wear contact lenses you may feel some discomfort. Lubricating drops may help. See your eye doctor if the problem does not go away or is severe.
This medicine can cause constipation. Try to have a bowel movement at least every 2 to 3 days. If you do not have a bowel movement for 3 days, call your doctor or health care professional.
This medicine can make you more sensitive to the sun. Keep out of the sun. If you cannot avoid being in the sun, wear protective clothing and use sunscreen. Do not use sun lamps or tanning beds/booths.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children. This medicine can be abused. Keep your medicine in a safe place to protect it from theft. Do not share this medicine with anyone. Selling or giving away this medicine is dangerous and against the law.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees C). Protect from moisture. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.