amitripiline question

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lunarruna

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My husband PALS recently started taking amitripiline for saliva control--25 mg at bedtime...as many PALS do. It works great, except that he finds it wears off around 4 PM and he spends the evening fighting saliva again. We thought about splitting his dose in two, but it is so sedating for him he doesnt really want to take it during the day. Nurse said she didnt think taking 50 mg at bedtime would help any either. Any thoughts or suggestions? Do you also find it wears off by eve? We didnt like the scop. patch and like this drug except for this aspect.
Thanks, Beth
 

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I started with a 10mg and went up to a 25. I had a problem with it thickening up my secretions too much. If he gets up in the night to pee or whatever could he take just 10 more?
 
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