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A 28-year-old male asked:

Does nortriptyline cause a persistent dry and sore throat? i noticed this when i upped the dose. i take it for migraines.

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
You bet: Nortriptyline has many anti-cholinergic effects and side effects, including dryness of eyes and mouth. Really an old-fashioned drug for migraine prevention with lots of nasty side events, and mediocre results, but certainly cheap. If you are on budget, go otc, and try butterbur, feverfew, co-q10, riboflavin, or magnesium. All work far better without the grief. Talk to your doctor and get switch.

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Last updated Sep 22, 2017

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