Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant and is indicated in the management of depressive illness and treating nocturnal enuresis in children. Side-effects include: arrhythmias and heart block, anxiety, dizziness, agitation, confusion, sleep disturbances, irritability and paraesthesia.
Assessment of patient compliance
|Sample & container required||SST (gold top), serum (red top) or heparin (green top)|
|Sample volume||1 mL pre-dose trough sample|
|Turnaround time||Up to 6 weeks|
Not currently performed in house; this is a referred test.