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Nortriptyline For Ibs
I have IBS & I'm taking nortriptyline for headaches. Does nortriptyline have any affects on ibs? Feel more constipated. But have diaherra now & then
Neurotransmitters: There are more nts in the gut than in the brain. It should come as no surprise then that taking a medication that affects NT levels can affect ibs... ...Read more
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
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
Nortriptylene: Generally a doctor would prescribe an antidepressant like nortriptylene to help someone's life, not ruin it. Depression itself can ruin a life! But this medicine can also bring side effects like rapid heart rate, dry mouth, constipation, and sexual problems. If you're having symptoms you think may be related to this medicine, it's time to discuss it with your doctor. Other options are available. ...Read more
Older antidepressant: 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 better meds are available. ...Read more
Side effects persist:
Established blood level measuring and therapeutic ranges are available to guide dosing and provide feedback if doses threaten safety for example cardiac.
Most abandon meds that provide significant side effects. They can be unpleasant but can cause various medical problems in their own right. Weight gain, dry eyes/mouth, urinary hesitancy, sedation, memory problems. All are reversible. ...Read more
Talk w/psychiatrist: Before making this decision, please discuss it with the doctor who prescribed it for you (hopefully a psychiatrist). Together you need to review the initial problems you were having, and see where you are with them now. Otherwise these could return when the nortriptylene is tapered or stopped. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
300 mg of anafranil (clomipramine): 150 mg if Nortryptyline equals to 300 mg of Anafranil (clomipramine). ...Read more
See doctor: Not likely to be realted. Best to be evaluated. ...Read more
I am taking 25mg of nortriptyline a night for migraines, I mistakenly took a pill this morning. Should I go to the er?
Elavil (amitriptyline): If not get sedated, u should be ok. Careful driving if u work. ...Read more
I want a review of my nortriptyline prescription for Headaches as do not feel comfortable taking it, for numerous reasons?
Does a 10mg does of aventyl (nortriptyline) have side effects or is it fairly safe? I have been told this dose is very mild.
Nortriptyline 10mg. Each week double until reach 50mg. Proscribed for headaches and light headedness. Anything to expect taking this?
Pamelor (nortriptyline): Relief of headaches if given time.Get a more detailed answer ›