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Nortriptyline SEs: Nortriptyline is an old but very good medication. It's classified as a Tricyclic Antidepressant. It's cheap, only $4.00 at Target. 30 mgs is not a high dose, it comes in 10mg and 25 mgs, so a 30 mg dose must be three 10s. It commonly causes dry mouth, constipation and light headedness after standing up too fast-called Orthostatic Hypotension. It can help with anxiety, pain, sleep and depression. ...Read more
Yes: Nortripyline is a tricyclic antidepressant (tca). All tcas decrease rem sleep, which is the part of sleep when dreaming occurs. Stopping tcas, especially when from a high dose can cause "rem rebound." that means a person can dream more while coming off of a tca. The best thing to do is discuss with your dr. The possibilty of tapering off the nortriptyline more slowly. They make a 10 mg size pill. ...Read more
Gained 20lbs in 3 months from 50mg of Nortriptilyne. I was told by my doctor to discontinue the medicine. How soon will I loose the weight I put on?
Is taking 100mg of nortriptalyne with 150mg of bupropion X-R long term safe? Is this a healthy liver combo for someone who used to drink very heavily?
Risky combination: Combining these medications may increase the risk of seizures, which may occur rarely with either medication. In addition, buPROPion can increase the blood levels of nortriptyline, which may increase other side effects. Ref: https://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=440-0, 1734-0 ...Read more
I've been taking nortripyline 20mg for two weeks and I can't fall asleep anymore. Should I contact the doctor? Is it a common side effect?
Gained 17lbs in 7 months, not pregnant. Taking 20mg lexapro, 50mg nortriptlyne, 150mg wellbutrin (bupropion). Why? Can I take something to reduce the gain?
See your MD ASAP: 30 year old lady concerned about recent weight gain of 17 lbs over 7 months. You are currently taking three antidepressants: Escitalopram, Nortriptyline, and Bupropion. Is your psychiatrist aware that you are on all three? Are you on all three for depression or anxiety? One of these agents, preferably the SSRI, can be used at the proper dose and the other two medicines should be tapered off asap ...Read more
Been prescribed nortriptilyne for headaches now found out I'm 5 wks pregnant. Have stopped taking it. Can I still take it or anything else? No Tylenol (acetaminophen)
I have been experiencing lightheadedness, low bp, low hr after taking Zenaflex 4 mg in split doses yesterday. I am also on nortripaline 10mg and verapamil 40mg in split doses. I am still drowsy and slightly dizzy. Can I go to work still bp111/69 Hr55?
Dizziness is a side effect of zenaflex:
http://www. Webmd. Com/drugs/2/drug-14706/zanaflex-oral/details#side-effects
The vital signs seem ok but if your job requires driving or operating heavy machinery etc or anything else that might be compromised by being dizzy it would be safer to see doctor and have your medications reviewed. ...Read more
Diagnosed with IBS - cramping and constipation. Was prescribed nortrypline-no relief. Alternatives?
Fiber supplements: One of the most effective treatments for IBS is to take a psyllium supplement (metamucil, citrocel) daily with water or juice. ...Read more
I'm taking 25mgs of nortriptylne for depression & 1 mg Xanax (alprazolam) for anxiety daily. Can I take Dulcolax for bad constipation?
In kids, have you seen chiari type 1 (5-6mm) present with neuropathy in hands in feet as the symptoms? And did surgery help? Nortriptylne is helping
Want to take vitamins to help loose weight. Daily meds are lexapro, (escitalopram) welbutrin, bc, ompreprozal, valtrex, and nortriptelyne. What vits can I take?
Vitamins unhelpful!: Vitamins are trace elements needed in very small amounts by the body. No need for supplementary vitamins UNLESS you are shown to be deficient of them in blood tests or have chronic diseases, malabsorption syndromes, recovering from serious illness, after child birth etc. At any rate they are NOT going to help you lose weight! ...Read more
Side effects of nortripline. Doc said take at night for headaches. Worried about side effects while I'm sleeping. Like fast heart beat. I have murmor?
No problem.: Nortriptylline has few and easily managed side effects. A murmur in general would not be affected in any significant way by nortriptylline. D. ...Read more