Amiclo is indicated for the treatment of patients with moderate to severe depression associated with moderate to severe anxiety. Symptoms likely to respond in the first week of treatment include: insomnia, feelings of guilt or worthlessness, agitation, psychic and somatic anxiety, suicidal ideation and anorexia.
Dosage & Administration
Optimum dosage of Amiclo varies with the severity of the symptoms and the response of the individual patient. When a satisfactory response is obtained, dosage should be reduced to the smallest amount needed to maintain the remission. The larger portion of the total daily dose may be taken at bedtime. In some patients, a single dose at bedtime may be sufficient. Tablets in an initial dosage of 3 or 4 tablets daily in divided doses is satisfactory or as directed by the physician.
Use in special population
In Pregnancy and Lactation: Safe use during pregnancy and lactation has not been
Pediatric Use: Safety and effectiveness in the pediatric population have not been established.
Anyone considering the use of Chlordiazepoxide and Amitriptyline Hydrochloride Tablets in a
child or adolescent must balance the potential risks with the clinical need.
Geriatric Use: In elderly and debilitated patients it is recommended that dosage be limited to
the smallest effective amount to preclude the development of ataxia, over sedation, confusion
or anticholinergic effects.
Use with caution in patients with a history of seizures. Close supervision is required when this combination is given to hyperthyroid patients or those on thyroid medication. The usual precautions should be observed when treating patients with impaired renal or hepatic function. All pediatric patients being treated with antidepressants for any indication should be monitored appropriately and observed closely for clinical worsening, suicidality and unusual changes in behavior. Drugs abuse and dependencies Withdrawal symptoms, similar in character to those noted with barbiturates and alcohol (convulsions, tremor, abdominal and muscle cramps, vomiting and sweating), have occurred following abrupt discontinuance of Chlordiazepoxide. Generally milder withdrawal symptoms (e.g., dysphoria and insomnia) have been reported following abrupt discontinuance of benzodiazepines taken continuously at therapeutic levels for several months. Withdrawal symptoms (e.g., nausea, headache and malaise) have also been reported in association with abrupt Amitriptyline discontinuation.