Amitriptyline is an antidepressant drug belonging to the family of TCAs (tricyclic antidepressants). It can be used both for the treatment of depression and for the treatment of non-psychiatric conditions.
Amitriptyline - Chemical Structure
Amitriptyline is considered a very important drug, which is why it is included in the list of essential drugs drawn up by the World Health Organization (WHO). This list lists all the drugs needed within a primary health care system.