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What is the definition or description of: Nortriptyline allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Nortriptyline allergy?

Nortriptyline: Nortriptyline (Pamelor, Aventyl HCl) is a is a tricyclic antidepressant used in the treatment of depression. Allergic reactions could include swelling of tongue, throat, lips, mouth, face, hives or difficulty breathing. ...Read more

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Nortriptyline (Definition)

Classified as a tricyclic antidepressant, and considered of modest benefit these days due to significant anti-cholinergic side effects (drowsiness, dizziness, dryness of mouth, blurring, and perhaps effect on bladder). Confusion may occur in older folks. Had some value in migraine prevention at one point. Used rarely these days as ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Aventyl (nortriptyline) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Aventyl (nortriptyline) allergy?

Aventyl allergy: Nortriptyline (Pamelor, Aventyl HCl) is a is a tricyclic antidepressant used in the treatment of depression. Allergic reactions could include swelling of tongue, throat, lips, mouth, face, hives or difficulty breathing. ...Read more

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How common is nortriptyline used now?

How common is nortriptyline used now?

Nortriptyline: Most tricyclic antidepressants' use in psychiatry has declined since ssris and snris were introduced, with fewer side effects at therapeutic doses to treat depression. ...Read more

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Nortriptyline and weight problems, what to do?

Nortriptyline and weight problems, what to do?

Let your prescribing: Physician/ psychiatrist know if you are gaining weight on Nortriptyline. Ensure that you are eating healthfully, physically active and hydrating well. Depending on what you are taking the nortriptyline for - there are likely other medication alternatives as well. Take care. ...Read more

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What is it like to be on or know someone who's been on nortriptyline?

What is it like to be on or know someone who's been on nortriptyline?

Like anyone else: This is an old-fashioned antidepressant that might also be prescribed for other indications. Life's easier and happier if you approach each new person you meet as someone who's a possible friend, teammate, or simply someone to enjoy -- rather than as a group of medical diagnoses or otherwise something strange to be feared. ...Read more

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Can Nortriptyline 50mg cause physical dependency?

Can Nortriptyline 50mg cause physical dependency?

Extremely unlikely.: Abrupt discontinuation should always be avoided, however, 50mg is a rather low dose and is unlikely to result in withdrawal symptoms if suddenly stopped. It is still recommended to slowly taper to zero rather that just quit taking it altogether. ...Read more

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Is nortriptyline good for anxiety? What's a dose that would be affective

Is nortriptyline good for anxiety? What's a dose that would be affective

Go to PCP first: Nortriptyline is an antidepressant under the class called tricyclics that can help depression and anxiety. The dose depends on you age, the degree of depression and anxiety, weight and whether you have medical conditions that preclude the use of this drug or if you have other drugs you are taking. See your pcp for an appropriate referral. ...Read more

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Why does nortriptyline make you constipated?

Why does nortriptyline make you constipated?

Nortriptylene: Nortriptylene has some anticholinergic effects on your body, which can interfere with the functioning of your GI system. This may depend on dose, which can be adjusted. Please discuss with your physician. In the meantime, drink plenty of liquids (especially water) and make sure you have fiber in your diet (fresh veggies and fruits, etc). ...Read more

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Is pamelor (nortriptyline) a good pain medication?

Is pamelor (nortriptyline) a good pain medication?

NO!: No. Pamelor (nortriptyline) is used to treat depression but if the pain is associated with or made worse by depression, the pain may decrease if depression responds to treatment with pamelor (nortriptyline). ...Read more

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If I take pamelor and nortriptyline together, is that ok?

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Pamelor (nortriptyline): They are same medicine. Pamelor is brand & nortriptyline is generic. ...Read more

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Was given nortriptyline by my pain clinic. Is it very helpful?

Was given nortriptyline by my pain clinic. Is it very helpful?

Yes: Depending on the type of pain you are having. It works well for nerve type pain. ...Read more

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Can nortriptyline help with neuropathic pain?

Can nortriptyline help with neuropathic pain?

Combination: Combinations of nortriptyline with another psychoactive drug are also available for treatment of continuous neuropathic pain disorders. ...Read more

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Why does nortriptyline cause weight gain in people?

Why does nortriptyline cause weight gain in people?

Several: This is tca which cause dry mouth, confused with hunger (use sugar free gum and candy and floride rinse and drink water). Calming effect may reduce metabolism- counter with exercise and better diet. ...Read more

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Can Nortriptyline and Gabapentin be taken together?

Can Nortriptyline and Gabapentin be taken together?

Yes: Gabapentin has few if any drug-drug interactions, but since both could cause side effect of drowsiness or dizziness, and this could be very additive, you might be at risk driving or using power equipment. Check your status with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of pamelor (nortriptyline)?

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What are the side effects of pamelor (nortriptyline)?

Pamelor (nortriptyline): Depends on dose, some sedation, dry mouth, constipation, dry eyes and skin. ...Read more

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Could quetiapine increase blood levels of nortriptyline?

Could quetiapine increase blood levels of nortriptyline?

Cardiac possible: Not so much on the change in blood levels but more concerning is the increased risk of heart rhythm problems, sometimes dangerous, by prolonging a portion of the ECG called the "QT interval". ...Read more

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Does taking pamelor (nortriptyline) make you lose weight?

Does taking pamelor (nortriptyline) make you lose weight?

Not usually: Pamelor (nortriptyline) can cause weight gain. However, depression can cause weight loss or weight gain so treating depression can possibly cause the opposite to happen. ...Read more

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Can I take pamelor (nortriptyline) and feverfew together?

Most likely, yes.: There is little research on feverfew, as it is an herbal, but from what is known about it, it does not act in the same way that Pamelor (nortriptyline) does, so there should not be an interaction. ...Read more

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How severe is the reaction between albuterol and nortriptyline?

How severe is the reaction between albuterol and nortriptyline?

Nortrip & Albuterol: That depends upon many things, like the dose of nortriptyline and if albuterol is being used daily or only as needed. The most significant interaction to look for is qt prolongation, or other heart arrhythmias. It is important to do careful screening for heart disease. Monitoring with blood levels of nortriptyline and routine ekg's may also be advised. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about nortriptyline? Can it help my depression?

What can you tell me about nortriptyline? Can it help my depression?

Antidepressant: Nortryptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant. It was sold under the trade names of Pamelor (nortriptyline) and Aventyl. It is an effective medication. However, it has more side effect potential than the SSRI antidepressants. ...Read more

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Can you take nortriptyline while pregnant? I take 75mg for my dysautonomia.

Can you take nortriptyline while pregnant? I take 75mg for my dysautonomia.

If necessary: Ideally patients should take no medications in the first trimester of pregnancy. All antidepressants are recommended to use with caution. You and your doctor should assess the risk-benefit ratio. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of Nortriptyline, can it cause a lot of weight gain?

What are the side effects of Nortriptyline, can it cause a lot of weight gain?

Nortriptyline s/e: Common side effects are dry mouth, sedation, constipation, and increased appetite. If weight gain occurs, it is gradual and dose-related. You may have no weight gain, but monitor your weight. Tell prescribing doctor if you are gaining weight, you want to stop this med and ask for alternative one not associated with weight gain. Weight gain from nortriptyline is reversible upon stopping med. ...Read more

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If taking nortriptyline can you be heat/sun sensitive. Does it mske you burn easier?

If taking nortriptyline can you be heat/sun sensitive. Does it mske you burn easier?

It can: The drug may make you more sun sensitive. Use minimal SPF 15. And monitor yourself in the sun. To avoid major problem. Best to cover up while in the sun. Everyone is different though. ...Read more

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What dose of anafranil (clomipramine) is equivalent to 150 mg of nortriptyline, thank you?

What dose of anafranil (clomipramine) is equivalent to 150 mg of nortriptyline, thank you?

300 mg of anafranil (clomipramine): 150 mg if Nortryptyline equals to 300 mg of Anafranil (clomipramine). ...Read more

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Nortriptyline Allergy (Definition)

Nortriptyline (Pamelor, Aventyl HCl) is a is a tricyclic antidepressant used in the treatment of depression. Allergic reactions could include swelling of tongue, throat, lips, mouth, face, ...Read more