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Effect of amitriptyline on symptoms, sleep, and visceral perception in patients with functional dyspepsia.

Authors
  • Mertz, H
  • Fass, R
  • Kodner, A
  • Yan-Go, F
  • Fullerton, S
  • Mayer, E A
Type
Published Article
Journal
The American journal of gastroenterology
Publication Date
Feb 01, 1998
Volume
93
Issue
2
Pages
160–165
Identifiers
PMID: 9468233
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The beneficial effect of low dose amitryptiline seen in functional dyspepsia is not related to changes in perception of gastric distension, or to measures of arousal from sleep. An increased tolerance to aversive visceral sensations may play a role in the therapeutic effect.

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