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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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Pamelor (Definition)

Pamelor is a secondary amine tricyclic which is a kind of tricyclic type drug (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting ...Read more


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What is pamelor (nortriptyline) used for?

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What is pamelor (nortriptyline) used for?

Pamelor (nortriptyline): Is an old tricyclic antidepressant used for depression, sleep, headache prophylaxis and some neurological ailments with pain. ...Read more

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Is pamelor (nortriptyline) effective?

Is pamelor (nortriptyline) effective?

Yes, for some.: It is generally thought that antidepressants are equally effective in treating depression. Pamelor or nortriptyline, is a tricyclic antidepressants thought to have a "therapeutic window". This refers to a range of blood levels below and above which the medication is not thought as effective. However, the studies were done in inpatient settings and may not relate to outpatient settings. ...Read more

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If I take pamelor/nortriptyline-(10mg)?

Pamelor (nortriptyline): Please clarify. What is it prescribed for?. ...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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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 pamelor (nortriptyline) the safest trycyclic for cardiac patients?

Is pamelor (nortriptyline) the safest trycyclic for cardiac patients?

Others preferred: In gereneral tricyclic antidepressants including Pamelor (nortriptyline) are relatively less safe than other classes of antidepressants. This is especially true if "cardiac disease" means recent (within approximately 6 months) heart attack. Zoloft (sertraline, a ssri) may be relatively safer. Untreated depression contributes to worsened prognosis for certain types of heart disease. ...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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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 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 a 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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Is it okay to take Paxil (paroxetine) and Pamelor at the same time?

Is it okay to take Paxil (paroxetine) and Pamelor at the same time?

No: The two meds together may cause several severe, unpleasant side effects, including stiffness, rising temperature, seizures, and a serious, rapid, irregularly fast heart rhythm. All of these things, individually or together, can be fatal. If you were prescribed these two medications by different doctors, you’ll need to consult them to determine which to continue. Either way, you can’t take both. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Pamelor allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Pamelor allergy?

Pamelor Allergy: Nortriptyline (Pamelor, Aventyl HCl) 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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Is it safe to drink and take pamelor (nortriptyline) (notriptyline) meds?

Is it safe to drink and take pamelor (nortriptyline) (notriptyline) meds?

Just be careful: If you have been taking nortriptyline at bedtime for a while now and you have adjusted to it well, having a glass of wine or two at dinner should not pose problem. Since alcohol is a depressant, especially when more than 1-2 drinks, combination with meds that can cause drownsiness can be dangerous for driving etc. So, just be careful. Stay safe. Stay alive and don't drink and drive. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've taken pamelor (nortriptyline) for anxiety/panic for 5 weeks. Felt great on 50mg, few days on 75mgs but feel more anxious. Does an increased dose = less anxiety?

I've taken pamelor (nortriptyline) for anxiety/panic for 5 weeks. Felt great on 50mg, few days on 75mgs but feel more anxious. Does an increased dose = less anxiety?

Not necessarily: Adjusting medication doses is individual, and your doctor will appreciate knowing what you're experiencing. The 50mg dose may be just right for you, but might not have been recognized until the additional 25 mg was added (and you got more anxious). Please work with your physician on this. ...Read more

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Pamelor (nortriptyline) 25mg daily. Desryl 50-100 mg for sleep. Risperadol. 5 twice a day ativan prn does this seem like a safe \ effective combo second opinion wise?

Pamelor (nortriptyline) 25mg daily. Desryl 50-100 mg for sleep. Risperadol. 5 twice a day ativan prn does this seem like a safe \ effective combo second opinion wise?

Could be: There could. Be good reasons for all of your meds. I'd talk it over with your doc before getting another opinion. If you aren't doing well & tell your doc you want another opinion he will probably refer you. ...Read more

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Can pamelor (nortriptyline) cause short term memory loss and weird irrational thoughts?

Can pamelor (nortriptyline) cause short term memory loss and weird irrational thoughts?

Maybe: It is best to consult your psychiatrist or general primary care physician about the specific side effects you may be experiencing. Sometimes, Pamelor (nortriptyline) can lead to some cognitive deficits especially in older people. However, the illnesses they treat can also be experienced as cognitive impairing as well. ...Read more

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I was wondering if anyone is prescribing pamelor (nortriptyline) for migraine headaches?

I was wondering if anyone is prescribing pamelor (nortriptyline) for migraine headaches?

YES: Pamelor is a tricyclic medication it is nortriptyline and a metabolite or breakdown product of the parent compound Amitriptyline (elavil). It may have fewer side effects as the metabolite. Start low and go up slowly per your physician's recommendations. ...Read more

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Does having a right bundle branch block impact my ability to take tricyclica like.pamelor (nortriptyline) which I am currently taking?

Does having a right bundle branch block impact my ability to take tricyclica like.pamelor (nortriptyline) which I am currently taking?

Maybe: There is a relative contraindication for TCAs (tricyclics) with any heart block due to the down regulation of beta-adrenergic receptors. This is something you and your doctor should talk about. ...Read more

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I have had a really bad throbbing headache since I woke up. Can I take maxalt while on Pamelor 25mg?

I have had a really bad throbbing headache since I woke up. Can I take maxalt while on Pamelor 25mg?

Yes: Yes absolutely!!! Pamelor is to be taken daily to help reduce headache frequency. Unfortunately, intermittent headaches will happen. Our goal is four or less per month. You can definitely take Maxalt while taking Pamelor and you should try to take it at first sign of headache. ...Read more

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How much/ what type of magnesium should I take per day to help with chronic headaches? And is it safe to take with daily doses of pamelor and topamax (topiramate)?

How much/ what type of magnesium should I take per day to help with chronic headaches? And is it safe to take with daily doses of pamelor and topamax (topiramate)?

Unknown: Magnesium has never really been proven to help with headaches, but if you want to try it, I would try something like mag-ox 400 mg once or twice a day. This should be safe with Pamelor and topamax (topiramate). ...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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I am currently taking Pamelor 25mg and Topomax 100mg for migraine/HA prevention. Is there any s/e I need to look out for? How will it effect kidneys?

I am currently taking Pamelor 25mg and Topomax 100mg for migraine/HA prevention. Is there any s/e I need to look out for? How will it effect kidneys?

Some risks: Kidney stones can occur with Topiramate, but a very small risk, about 1% of the time, but we do still warn patients that it can happen. The medication is renally cleared so if you did have kidney issues a higher dose could not be prescribed. Odd sensation of the lips and finger tips can occur and this is more common. Odd tastes to carbonated beverages well. ...Read more

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