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Nortriptyline

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Nortriptyline falls under a category of medications called tricyclic antidepressants. It is used in the treatment of certain mental/ mood disorders. It is primarily used for anxiety and depression. When treating depression it functions by affecting the chemical imbalance in the brain. It is sold under the brand name of Pamelor amongst others.

On using this medication you may experience side effects such as blurred vision, drying of the mouth, constipation, weight gain, black tongue, enlargement of breast, swelling, dizziness, heartburn, hives, drowsiness, difficulty urinating, increased libido and sensitivity to light. Seek medical attention immediately if you face any adverse reactions.

Before using this medication tell your doctor if: you are allergic to any of the ingredients contained within Nortriptyline, you have any other allergies, you have a history of breathing/ liver/ bipolar disorders, you have glaucoma, you recently had a heart attack, you have seizures, you suffer from alcohol withdrawal, you are taking any medications, you are pregnant or are breastfeeding a baby.

The dosage is based on your age, medical history and current condition. The usual dose in adults for treating depression is 25 mg, taken orally 3-4 times a day.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Psychiatrist before using this medicine.

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Noritop 10mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Noritop 10mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
    Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of Nortriptyline, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Nortriptyline as ingredient

Nortriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant which blocks the norepinephrine presynaptic receptors which in turn inhibits norepinephrine reuptake. This raises its concentration in the synaptic clefts of the CNS. It also blocks reuptake of serotonin at the neuronal membrane.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

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