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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?

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 more

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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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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 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.

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

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Nortriptyline HCl 25 mgs for depression. Will dry mouth ever go away?

Nortriptyline HCl 25 mgs for depression. Will dry mouth ever go away?

No.: This is a common side-effect of nortriptyline and it will not go away as long as you're taking it but you will get used to it and the side effect can be mitigated by sucking on hard candy, sipping water and some people chew sugarless gum. ...Read more

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Dear sir, which type of medicine is the best for forgetfulness person. And does it possible to use nortriptyline for forgetfulness?

Dear sir, which type of medicine is the best for forgetfulness person. And does it possible to use nortriptyline for forgetfulness?

Excellent Question : The starting point here would be to see your doctor for an evaluation to rule out an underlying medical cause of the forgetfulness. Nortriptyline is NOT a good choice because it has anticholinergic activity which usually makes memory worse. You need cholinergic neurons and acetylcholine to formulate memories in the brain. Suggest you read about Alzheimer's Dementia and it's treatment. ...Read more

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Can I use pamelor (nortriptyline) (anti-depressant) for fibromyalgia pain?

Can I use pamelor (nortriptyline) (anti-depressant) for fibromyalgia pain?

Yes: Pamelor (nortriptyline) is the trade name for nortryptilline. It is an older medication used for fibro. There are newer meds with fewer side effects but if this is working, keep on it and good luck. ...Read more

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Can i take 1 200mg Ibuprofen many hours before taking 10mg nortriptyline? I have neck pain and really could use something.

Can i take 1 200mg Ibuprofen many hours before taking 10mg nortriptyline? I have neck pain and really could use something.

Yes, you can take: 200 mg Ibuprofen if you are not allergic to it. Try applying heat for 10 minutes 3 x a day. Yoga will help the neck pain on the long term. ...Read more

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Are TCAs like nortriptyline safe for use if i have stable angina due to vasoconstriction, tinnitus and hypersensitivity to sound?

Are TCAs like nortriptyline safe for use if i have stable angina due to vasoconstriction, tinnitus and hypersensitivity to sound?

Yes, but only if...: It's always best to discuss your medications' risks, benefits & alternatives w/prescribing physician. In the case of Nortriptyline, check out http://www.drugs.com/dosage/dextromethorphan.html. While it's not a good idea immediately after heart attack, it can be used in heart disease if closely supervised. ...Read more

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Can I use hydroxizine HCl 10 mg for anxiety?

Can I use hydroxizine HCl 10 mg for anxiety?

Yes: But there might be better alternative medications or even counseling. And it might be something more than just anxiety. I would really recommend seeing your mental health adviser for better information on whatever is causing your anxiety-like symptoms. ...Read more

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What do you use clindamycin HCl 300 mg capsule for?

What do you use clindamycin HCl 300 mg capsule for?

Clindamycin: Usually for resistant staph infections of the skin. Also for dental infections, respiratory infections, bone & joint infections, especially for ones who are allergic to penicillin. ...Read more