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Aventyl Allergy Drugs
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
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
Does a 10mg does of aventyl (nortriptyline) have side effects or is it fairly safe? i have been told this dose is very mild.
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My doctor wants to put me on a low dose of Aventyl (nortriptyline) (10mg) for migraines and severe anxiety. Is this wise? Can this med kill me
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
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
Great question!: We don't know "why" people develop drug allergies, as there are many potential causes. Frequent exposure or prolonged use is one trigger - and this is seen with certain types of chemotherapy. Many factors, including genetic risks, other medications, and propensity for allergy probably play a role as well. ...Read more
Unclear question: Are you asking if drug allergies cause problems with the testicles? Generally not. If one has an allergic reaction of the skin of the scrotum and or penis, certainly high potency corticosteroids can have an effect on the testicles and are best avoided. Please check with your physician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Easy answer?: The easy answer would be not to take it, cure your allergy, or pass your allergy on to someone else- none of those options seem good, huh? Well, how about timing? Take your medication at a time where you may not care if you're sleepy like just before bedtime or the National Republican Convention. How about talking to your doc about reducing the dose or switching to non-drowsy formulation or agent ...Read more
Astemizole not sold: Astemizole is off the market as it caused arrythmias (irregular heart beats). Cetirizine is currently the most effective 2nd generation, non-sedating antihistamine available, as effective as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25 mg, 1 tab 3-4x/day. It can be purchased over the counter and 300-365 tabs are available from discount retailers like bj's and costco for under $18.00. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Combine astemizole: Generally you don't need to but occasionally you can safely combine them for flareups. ...Read more