Nortriptyline

Category: Antidepressant



Nortriptyline Overview

Nortriptyline, sold under the brand names Allegron, Aventyl, Noritren, Nortrilen, and Pamelor among others, is a tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) used to treat clinical depression. Another licensed use for it is in the treatment of childhood bedwetting. Off-label uses include chronic pain and migraine and labile affect in some neurological disorders.[2] Chemically, it is a secondary amine dibenzocycloheptene and pharmacologically it is classed as a second-generation TCA. Nortrip...

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Gabapin Nt Tablet

I'm using gabapin nt tablet for suspected nerve compression. But i've been feeling very sleepy and tired all the time. Is it a side effect of the medicine? ## Gabapin-NT contains the active ingredients Gabapentin and Nortriptyline and yes, both of these drugs can cause drowsiness as side effects. [1] Gabapentin - "If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor: Dizziness, drowsiness, sleepiness, tiredness" Source: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMHT0010419 [2] Nortriptyline - "Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur: General feeling of tiredness or weakness" Source: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0044582 ________________________________________________________________________________ Learn more Gabapent...

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Brand changes

I've been on nortriptaline for 4 years, mainly for nerve irritation after an op. I had another op to put the problem right but continued with N because it helped my mood and pelvic pain. Just lately the pain has returned. my pharmacist has changed brands but tells me there isn't any way the tablet could cause this problem because the active ingredient is exactly the same. Could my discomfort returning and a change of brand be just coincidence ? ## I just had exactly the same thing happen. I was on Nortryptyline for about year and it worked great. Switched pharmacies, got a new brand (Teva) made in Eastern Europe, and now the pain has come roaring back. When I switch back to the old the pain subsides. The Teva brand also causes bad headaches and nausea. There is no effing way thi...

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Effects of Nortriptyline

I have just started taking this drug and understand that it is to help me sleep and help with chronic pain. However, I cannot sleep well with this, even though I feel drugged for at least 15 hours after a very low dose - 10 mg. It is also supposed to help with depression, but I feel more depressed. Can anyone shed light on this for me? What are your experiences with this drug? ## Hi Mieke, As a psychotherapist and a Holistic practitioner I wanted to address your comment because it sounds like your body is not responding well to the medication. You are not sleeping well and feeling drugged out much of the day and most alarming is that even though it is supposed to help you with the depression, it is actually making you feel worse. I am speculating, but are you a young adult (18 to 25 yrs...

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Increase in Nortriptyline causing intense itching all over

Hi, I have been on Nortriptyline for a just over a year at 25 mg in the morning and 25 mg at night to help with my fibromyalgia/chronic pain condition, as some of the symptoms of my fibro were starting to return, e.g. extreme light sensitivity rendering me unable to open my eyes. The doctor has increased my dose to 25 mg in the morning and 50 mg at night, that was three days ago. Since then I have started itching all over. The itching moves around my body and is intense. All i am doing is scratching, I am also quite irritable. Plus i've had quite bad head pain on the left side and it feels like it's inside the center of my head rather than on the surface; it gets worse with straining of any kind or bending over. I can feel the pain throbbing with my pulse. This is starting to se...

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Nortriptyline and difficulty swallowing

I have been taking 10mg of nortriptyline at night for migraine prevention for approximately 7 weeks. Shortly after starting this medication I began to have difficulty swallowing. After I eat I feel as though I have food stuck in my throat. Even the tiny, tiny nortriptyline pill taken with a glass of water sometimes feels stuck. Is difficulty swallowing a common side effect or should I be concerned? ## Hello, Sd26! How are you doing? I'm very sorry about the problem that you're having. It sounds like you might be experiencing some acid reflux, many medications can cause it. Have you had this checked out by your doctor, yet? You may need to switch to a different medication, or take something that will help prevent the excess acid. Nortriptyline is classified by the FDA as being a ...

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nortriptyline and memory problems 2 weeks after i stopped

I had taken nortriptyline for 10 days, but I had too many side effects so my Dr. weaned me off. Now 2 weeks later I'm better except for huge memory lapses. Has anyone else experienced this? ## No, that is not a typical side effect of taking this medication, or from stopping it, according to FDA reports. They are listed as typically including issues such as nausea, dizziness, headache, weight changes, mood swings, and dry mouth. Are you on any other medications? Has there been any change? ## I've lost 12 pounds because hard to swallow for 3 days ## Yes Nortriptyline caused significant memory impairment for me while taking it. The drug has a fairly long half life so may still be in your system after 2 weeks. It also takes time for your brain to adapt after stopping a medication. T...

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Nortriptyline and Cigarette use

I am on Nortriptyline 75 mg. My psychiatrist ordered it yesterday. She said it would help with my nicotine cravings as I want to cut back, not quit. My question is, can Nortriptyline be helpful in quitting smoking? ## It really depends on why you smoke. Some antidepressants have been shown to be helpful with smoking cessation, but they don't always work for everyone. Have you tried taking it yet, to see if it helps you? The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, mood changes, and weight changes. Are you on any other medications? How much do you smoke each day?

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Nausea, nortriptyline

How long will it take for nausea to subside? I have been taking 20mgs a day for two days now and it is quite bad. ## Hello, Kellie! I am very sorry about the problem you're experiencing. That can be a normal side effect of this medication, as reported by the NIH, you may also experience dizziness, headache, mood swings and weight changes. They should start to improve, then go away entirely, once your body gets used to the medication, but that may take 4 to 5 weeks. Are you on any other medications?

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How long will it take for increase in dosage to work?

I've been taking 50 mg of nortriptyline for chronic nerve pain for a few years now. Six days ago, my doctor increased the dosage to 75 mg. he wants me to call him in 2 weeks to let him know how I'm feeling. I haven't noticed a difference yet, as I'm still feeling the same. How long can be until I notice a difference? ## Hello, Coofoo! How are you? It may take 3 to 4 weeks, before the new dosage reaches its full level of efficacy in the body. The FDA classifies this medication as a tricyclic antidepressant and its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, dry mouth, mood swings and weight changes. Is there anything else I can help with? ## hopefully by that 2 weeks. what kind of nerve pain? if you notice any thing it will be very imperceptable to nothin...

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Weight gain and nortriptyline

Hi. I've been taking nortriptyline for 3 years now. I am 18 year old female. I originally started with only 10 mg and have slowly increased the dose over time to now i take 45mg per night. The reason i first had it was for nerve pain and also teenage depression (where i struggled to attend school). I consider myself as made very good progress over the past 3 years, the last 2 being at school. In 2014, i was only attending school 2-3 days per week, in 2015 i attended 3-4 days per week. And now in 2016, i have a good job and work about 45 hours per week, going to work every day. I also keep to a rigid fitness schedule with exercising 5 days per week for at least half an hour (either running 3.5 to 5km or doing Kayla Itsines workouts). And i have kept to this for all of the 2016 year s...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Nortriptyline
  • Capsule: 10mg, 25mg, 50mg, 75mg
  • Solution: 10mg/5ml
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Nortriptyline: (145 results)

Showing the first 20, Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0093-0810 Nortriptyline (As Nortriptyline Hydrochloride) 10 mg Oral Capsule by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-0811 Nortriptyline (As Nortriptyline Hydrochloride) 25 mg Oral Capsule by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-0812 Nortriptyline (As Nortriptyline Hydrochloride) 50 mg Oral Capsule by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-0813 Nortriptyline (As Nortriptyline Hydrochloride) 75 mg Oral Capsule by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0121-0678 Nortriptyline Hydrochloride 10 mg/5ml Oral Solution by Pharmaceutical Associates, Inc.
  • 0179-0223 Nortriptyline Hydrochloride 10 mg Oral Capsule by Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
  • 0179-1445 Nortriptyline Hydrochloride 10 mg Oral Capsule by Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
  • 0591-5786 Nortriptyline (As Nortriptyline Hydrochloride) 10 mg Oral Capsule by Watson Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0591-5787 Nortriptyline (As Nortriptyline Hydrochloride) 25 mg Oral Capsule by Watson Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0591-5788 Nortriptyline (As Nortriptyline Hydrochloride) 50 mg Oral Capsule by Watson Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0591-5789 Nortriptyline (As Nortriptyline Hydrochloride) 75 mg Oral Capsule by Watson Laboratories, Inc.
  • 10544-567 Nortriptyline Hydrochloride 10 mg Oral Capsule by Blenheim Pharmacal, Inc.
  • 16590-171 Nortriptyline (As Nortriptyline Hydrochloride) 25 mg Oral Capsule by Stat Rx USA LLC
  • 21695-093 Nortriptyline (As Nortriptyline Hydrochloride) 10 mg Oral Capsule by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 21695-094 Nortriptyline (As Nortriptyline Hydrochloride) 25 mg Oral Capsule by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 21695-599 Nortriptyline (As Nortriptyline Hydrochloride) 50 mg Oral Capsule by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 21695-600 Nortriptyline (As Nortriptyline Hydrochloride) 75 mg Oral Capsule by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 24236-567 Nortriptyline Hydrochloride 10 mg Oral Capsule by Remedyrepack Inc.
  • 33261-348 Nortriptyline Hydrochloride 25 mg/1 Oral Capsule by Aidarex Pharmaceuticals LLC
  • 33261-532 Nortriptyline Hydrochloride 10 mg/1 Oral Capsule by Aidarex Pharmaceuticals LLC
  • 125 more results ...

Other drugs which contain Nortriptyline or a similar ingredient: (2 results)

Related Nortriptyline Topics:

Nortriptyline and difficulty swallowing
I have been taking 10mg of nortriptyline at night for migraine prevention for approximately 7 weeks. Shortly after start... 12 replies
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I just started 25mg nortriptyline for migraine prevention. I was previously on amitriptyline for them and it worked so w... 5 replies
nortriptyline and memory problems 2 weeks after i stopped
I had taken nortriptyline for 10 days, but I had too many side effects so my Dr. weaned me off. Now 2 weeks later I'... 3 replies
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL
Nortriptyline HCL side effects? ## Common side effects of Nortriptyline include: Dry mouth, sedation, constipation, and ... 3 replies
nortriptyline
im intrested in knowing of any side effects of this medication please let me know thank you ## i want to make sure that ... 2 replies
Nortriptyline and Cigarette use
I am on Nortriptyline 75 mg. My psychiatrist ordered it yesterday. She said it would help with my nicotine cravings as I... 1 reply
nortriptyline hcl 10 mg cap
lite brown&white cap#93 810 ## I can confirm the capsule in description to be Nortriptyline HCl (10 mg). It is used ... 1 reply
nortriptyline zipiclone
I took 7.5 mg of Zipiclone together with 15 mg of Aventyl (nortriptyline) at bedtime. They produced agitation especially...
25mg nortriptyline
organgish/tan color with 25 mg and other side of capsule is white with 93 and 811 under it ## The pill in description is... 1 reply
10 mg nortriptyline usage
I am 27 and have been having migraines since i was 10. I have been on everything for them and nothing helps. My new doct... 2 replies






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