amitriptyline amitriptyline

Definition(s):

  • (n) a tricyclic antidepressant drug (trade name Elavil) with serious side effects; interacts with many other medications

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • Tricyclic antidepressants such as amitriptyline and cyclobenzaprine are sometimes prescribed to improve sleep and relax muscles.

News

  1. Arizona serial killer died of anti-depressant overdose: medical examiner

    PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona serial killer sent to death row for murdering six people during a 14-month shooting spree committed suicide last month by overdosing on an anti-depressant, a medical examiner ruled on Thursday. Dale Hausner, the so-called "Serial Shooter" who asked the state Supreme Court for a speedy execution, was found to have died from "amitriptyline intoxication," according to ...
    on July 12, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. 'Serial Shooter's' death declared suicide - Tucson News Now

    Dale Hausner, 40, was found unresponsive in his cell on June 19. Reports released by the Pinal County Medical Examiner Thursday reveal his death was caused by amitriptyline intoxication.
    on July 12, 2013     Source: Tucson News Now

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