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Pamelor Side Effects
My mom is takng gabapentin nd nortriptyline hydrochloride tab regularly fr nerve prob.any side effects on taking evryday and is it a painkiller tab?
No: Nortriptyline and Neuron tin can help with neuropathic pain but are not pain killers. They work best if you take it everyday. Nortriptyline is a sedating antidepressant and norepinephrine retake inhibitor. Common side effects are dry mouth, weight gain, sedation. Neurontin (gabapentin) is an anti seizure medication that works on the gaba receptor. It can also help with anxiety. Sedation most common side effec ...Read more
I've been having Migraines for past 4 days. its on the side of my head. i taken Gabapentin, Excedrin,Imitrex,pamelor, topamax (topiramate). what else can i take?
Try Magnesium: Try Magnesium daily for prevention, plus lots of hydration. You can apply ice to the area 20 mins on, 20 mins off. Massage to the neck, shoulders and scalp can be helpful, and also taking a warm bath. I have also found botox injections to be helpful, or lidicaine injections to the nerves at the base of the scalp. Hopefully you've been instructed about diet & smoking, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
About how long will jaw muscle restlessness (side effect of pamelor, nortriptyline) last after last dose was taken? It has been over a day still tight
Several wks : It depands on what dose of nortriptyline you were on and if it started after you were started on this new medicine , if you have any history of it before ( tardive dyskinesia ) as a referance i checked on uptodate.Com which is an authetic site for physicians and it says it might take upto several wks & do not require specific treatment but i would chk with my physician, just to be on the safeside. ...Read more
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