I have been taking Elavil (amitriptyline) for about 10 months and am gaining weight like crazy. I don't have any other explanations, I am working out and eating the same as I always have. Is 16 lbs a normal weight gain for this medication? Cherie.
Weight gain is a common side effect of amitriptyline. The amount of weight gained varies from person so person; 16 pounds is not unusual. Tricyclic antidepressants such as amitriptyline are older drugs....