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My doctor recently prescribed nortriptyline for my headaches. Why?

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Dr. Mark Tosca
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Nortriptyline which as you may know is a tricyclic anti-depressant.
Amitriptyline also a tricyclic has been shown to be effective for headache prevention. Often medications which are developed for one condition are discovered later to be effective for others. That is the case here with amitriptyline.

In brief: Experience

Nortriptyline which as you may know is a tricyclic anti-depressant.
Amitriptyline also a tricyclic has been shown to be effective for headache prevention. Often medications which are developed for one condition are discovered later to be effective for others. That is the case here with amitriptyline.
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