What to expect with amitriptyline
Amitriptyline is one of a group of medicines called tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs). It works on two chemicals, noradrenaline and serotonin, that are found in nerves. When amitriptyline is used to treat nerve pain, it lowers the pain signals to the brain.
This helps to reduce the level of pain you experience, which can enable you to get back to your daily activities and have a better quality of life.
Nerve pain medicines do not work for all patients and when they do work, they often don’t remove the pain completely.