Amitriptyline is indicated for depressive illness, particularly with anxiety and nocturnal enuresis in children.
Dosage & Administration
Adults: Initially 50-70 mg a day in divided dose or as a single dose at night at bed time.
Elderly and adolescents: 25-50 mg daily in divided doses or as single dose at bed time. Dose can be increased gradually as necessary to a maximum of 150-200 mg. Usual maintenance dose is 50-100 mg daily.
6-10 years: 10-20 mg at bed time.
11-16 years: 25-50 mg at bed time for up to 3 months and gradually withdrawn.