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Doctor insights on: Nortriptyline H Cl Dosage

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Dr. Ravi Chand
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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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Is taking gabapentin, naproxen, flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) and elavil together safe?

Is taking gabapentin, naproxen, flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) and elavil together safe?

Combination of these: Meds does require medical supervision and follow up to minimize bad side effects. ...Read more

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Is taking pamelor nortriptyline (generic name) 10 mg at bedtime effective?

Is taking pamelor nortriptyline (generic name) 10 mg at bedtime effective?

Pamelor (nortriptyline): At that low dose, not effective for depression, although other conditions ncan be helped, such as neurogenic pain and sleep. ...Read more

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Is 50mg hydroxyzine equal to 1 mg ativan (lorazepam)?

See below: There is no dosing equivelancy for these medications. They are used for different reason and are not interchangeable. ...Read more

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25 mg hydroxyzine and 1 mg klonopin (clonazepam). Is it safe?

25 mg hydroxyzine and 1 mg klonopin (clonazepam). Is it safe?

No: Would increase risk of CNS depression and psychomotor impairment, better drop one of them, good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications, wish you wellness ...Read more

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Clonazepam .5 mg effect like xanax (alprazolam)?

Clonazepam .5 mg effect like xanax (alprazolam)?

Yes and no: Clonazepam and xanax (alprazolam) are benzodiazepines often used to treat anxiety-panic attcks, gad or ptsd. They are similar but xanax (alprazolam) is shorter acting and more potent than Clonazepam whixh is less strong and action lasts longer. Xanax (alprazolam) also can lead to addiction more than clonazepam. ...Read more

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Does tizanidine HCl interact with nortriptyline?

Does tizanidine HCl interact with nortriptyline?

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

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Is .5 mg Clonazepam equivalant to 1mg Xanax?

Is .5 mg Clonazepam equivalant to 1mg Xanax?

No: They are totally different drugs and one is short acting and the other long acting. ...Read more

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CCan I take Zoloft klonopin and restoril (temazepam) together?

CCan I take Zoloft klonopin and restoril (temazepam) together?

Review with doctor: Klonopin and Restoril (temazepam) are similar chemically, sedating, anti-anxiety. Better to take one or the other. However, discuss with prescribing doctor to be sure you understand the reason for taking both. Avoid alcohol while taking these medications. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Effects of nortriptyline hydrochloride?

Effects of nortriptyline hydrochloride?

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

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Tegretol 200 mg and cymbalta (duloxetine) together necessary?

Tegretol 200 mg and cymbalta (duloxetine) together necessary?

Tegretol/Cymbalta: If prescribed, yes, to stabilize moods & treat depression. ...Read more

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I take hydrocodone, cyclobenzaprine, amitriptyline, xanax, (alprazolam) and cymbalta. Xanax (alprazolam) as needed, cymbalta brand new - causing nausea. Can I take ondansetron?

I take hydrocodone, cyclobenzaprine, amitriptyline, xanax, (alprazolam) and cymbalta. Xanax (alprazolam) as needed, cymbalta brand new - causing nausea. Can I take ondansetron?

Wouldn't recommend: you are already on several drugs which inhibit serotonin reuptake, increasing their levels - amitriptylene, Cymbalta (duloxetine) and cyclobenzaprine all have that potential, and ondansetron does it big time. This can result in the serotonin syndrome which is dangerous and even potentially fatal. All of these drugs also produce sedation. I would talk with your provider and pharmacist about safety of this. ...Read more

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May i combine venlafaxine 75 mg with diazepam mg?

May i combine venlafaxine 75 mg with diazepam mg?

There is a moderate: Drug interaction (potential). When venalfaxine ; diazepam are taken together it can ^ side effects like v concentration, dizziness or sedation. However, it is not uncommon for them to be prescribed together. ...Read more

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Can you take 75 mg diphenhydramine HCl (tylenol (acetaminophen) simply sleep) with .5 mg diazepam (valium)?

Probably: I think you mean 5 mg of diazepam, not .5. 75 mg of diphenydramine is a bit high. Tegether, they synergize for additional sedation. Alone, it is probably not enough to be a problem, but if combined with other sedating agents or alcohol, you would be taking a risk, possibly a serious one. ...Read more

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Effexor (venlafaxine) 150mg, Zoloft 100mg and Albuterol 8mg. Side Effects? Interactions?

Effexor (venlafaxine) 150mg, Zoloft 100mg and Albuterol 8mg. Side Effects? Interactions?

Curious about why: the combo of zoloft and effexor (venlafaxine). Both can increase serotonin levels. Although we classically think of serotonergic syndrome occurring with highly serotonergic levels - sometimes the person can actually be on doses that are not that high. ...Read more