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What are the side effects of Elavil?

11yr old son had optic neuritis 10 months ago, (ADEM 9 yrs ago)he has recovered well but has frequent but not debilitating headaches. He was just prescribed elavil for headache pain. I am concerned about side effects -short & long term. , also concerned about MS?
Thu, 30 Apr 2015
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HI
Well come to HCM
Really appreciate your concern,
Without knowing the underlying cause of headache it should be treated for long time of course analgesic medicine have many side effects
This may not be MS
Better to have ophthalmologists opinion
CT brain is advisable
In very sever headache "Tab Acetaminophen can be tried"
Hope this information helps, take care.
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What are the side effects of Elavil?

HI Well come to HCM Really appreciate your concern, Without knowing the underlying cause of headache it should be treated for long time of course analgesic medicine have many side effects This may not be MS Better to have ophthalmologists opinion CT brain is advisable In very sever headache Tab Acetaminophen can be tried Hope this information helps, take care.