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What causes rosy cheek while on Amitriptyline?

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Dr. Ornela Ademovi

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Posted on Mon, 11 Jun 2018 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: My left cheek is flushed most of the time. No other symptoms — I have been diagnosed with interstitial cystitis. The only medication I take is two amitriptyline at night for sleep.
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Answered by Dr. Ornela Ademovi 2 hours later
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Detailed Answer:
Hello,

I understand your concern. With the information you have provided, without an in person exam or knowledge of your full medical history I can say that flushed dry skin is one of the many side effects of amitryptiline. Why just one cheek and not the other, it is hard to say. It would be best if you sent a picture so I can have a better idea of whether is it flushing or a rash.

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