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Dr. Mark Pack
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Aventyl (Overview)

Aventyl is a secondary amine tricyclic which is a kind of tricyclic type drug (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting drug, atypical anti-psychotic drug).


Dr. Mark Pack
13 doctors shared insights

Aventyl (Overview)

Aventyl is a secondary amine tricyclic which is a kind of tricyclic type drug (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting drug, atypical anti-psychotic drug).


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Effects of nortriptyline hydrochloride?

Effects of nortriptyline hydrochloride?

Complicated: This tca antidepressant can also treat pain & enuresis. May work by increasing norepinephrine & serotonin. It is also antihistaminic. Common side effects (se's) include dry mouth, sedation, constipation, blurry vision & increased appetite. May increase suicidal ideation in a few patients. Should be monitored by md if there is a history of heart problems or suicidal behaviors. ...Read more

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Will a 10mg dose of aventyl (nortriptyline) have the cardiac side effects that come as a warning? if so will a reduced dose help?

Will a 10mg dose of aventyl (nortriptyline) have the cardiac side effects that come as a warning? if so will a reduced dose help?

In some people YES: In my experience an extremely small percentage of people with adversely react to 10 mg. of Aventyl (Nortriptyline). In fact, that is precisely why I titrate nortriptyline starting at 10mg. and escalate SLOWLY by only 10mg. weekly when treating my headache patients just to be able and gauge potentially intolerable side effects. Only handful in over 25 years who have major disaster at lowest dose ...Read more

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I struggle with ocd/negative thoughts constantly. would a low dose of aventyl (nortriptyline) help this? what other medications help?

I struggle with ocd/negative thoughts constantly. would a low dose of aventyl (nortriptyline) help this? what other medications help?

Not really.: Aventyl or Pamelor may help with depression and anxiety but the standard of treatment of OCD is usually a higher than usual dosage of antidepressants such as Prozac, Zoloft, Luvox, Anafranil, Paxil (paroxetine) or Lexapro. You and your psychiatrist may have to work diligently as to what medication and dosage will control your OCD. ...Read more

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My mom is takng gabapentin nd nortriptyline hydrochloride tab regularly fr nerve prob.any side effects on taking evryday and is it a painkiller tab?

My mom is takng gabapentin nd nortriptyline hydrochloride tab regularly fr nerve prob.any side effects on taking evryday and is it a painkiller tab?

No: Nortriptyline and Neuron tin can help with neuropathic pain but are not pain killers. They work best if you take it everyday. Nortriptyline is a sedating antidepressant and norepinephrine retake inhibitor. Common side effects are dry mouth, weight gain, sedation. Neurontin (gabapentin) is an anti seizure medication that works on the gaba receptor. It can also help with anxiety. Sedation most common side effec ...Read more

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My doc wants to put me on low dose aventyl (nortriptyline) for migraine 'aura' and anxiety, but i hear it has some nasty side effects. any medication that is safer?

My doc wants to put me on low dose aventyl (nortriptyline) for migraine 'aura' and anxiety, but i hear it has some nasty side effects. any medication that is safer?

Similar medicines: Medicines similar to aventyl are amitriptyline and nortriptyline. They have been around longer, and they are often used to prevent migraines, but they may not be as effective for mood. If you do not have a migraine aura often (2x/wk) you do not need a preventer. There are many other options for anxiety if you do not fancy this medicine. ...Read more

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Is nortryptyline a good medicine for derealization caused by migraines and also anxiety? How long do I have to be on it to know whether it helps?

Is nortryptyline a good medicine for derealization caused by migraines and also anxiety? How long do I have to be on it to know whether it helps?

Anxiety: It has a good chance of helping with anxiety. If your derealization is related to your anxiety, it has a good chance of helping with that as well. But it is dose dependent. You may need to be on it for a few weeks to know -- again, dose dependent. It is possible that yoo will get no significant side effects, but discuss this with your prescriber. ...Read more