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Nortriptyline H Cl Dosage
I have been taking nortriptyline HCl 25 mgs for 2 weeks now at bedtime as instructed. Also 1 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) per day. When will i notice results?
Depends on symptoms: If you are taking the nortriptyline for depression then 2 weeks or 1month and then re evaluate. For anxiety disorder take 1 month and then reevaluate. More times then not an increase of dosage is needed and a longer period on the medication, 8 to 10 weeks before resolution or improvement of anxiety symptoms.. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Yes, it can: From www.Drugs.Com using tizanidine together with nortriptyline may increase side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, difficulty concentrating, and impairment in thinking and judgment. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with these medications. Also avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery. ...Read more
Is Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) 5mg and Nortriptyline 10mg safe to take together at bedtime?
I'm supposed to up it to 30mg of Nortriptyline at bedtime. It's a new rx.
Depends: They are different types of medications, but both have the capability of causing sedation. You would want to first take a stable dose of one and make sure you can tolerate that before considering taking both. Do you need to take both? May want to reconsider. ...Read more
Personal: this drug is prescribed to a patient in person with a customized dose for a specific indication and shouldn't be shared, instructions are written on the box ...Read more
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
Missed my dose of nortriptyline. Usually take around 11:30pm. I took it when i woke up at 6am. Is it ok if i take it at my normal time tonight. 11:30?
Yes: It is important to maintain your schedule for your medications, but if you do miss a dose try and take it as soon as you remember unless your next dose is due soon. If you have any questions/concerns it's always a good idea to talk to your doctor. ...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
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