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Aventyl
Nortriptyline Hydrochloride
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Nortriptylline (Generic)
Nortriptyline Hydrochloride
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Nortriptyline (Aventyl, Pamelor)

Nortriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant. Nortriptyline affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with depression.

Nortriptyline is used to treat symptoms of depression.

Nortriptyline may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

 

Possible Side Effects of Nortriptyline (Aventyl, Pamelor)

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor, such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), more depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • blurred vision, tunnel vision, eye pain or swelling, or seeing halos around lights;
  • restless muscle movements in your eyes, tongue, jaw, or neck;
  • a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;
  • seizure (convulsions);
  • new or worsening chest pain, pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest;
  • sudden numbness or weakness, problems with vision, speech, or balance;
  • fever, sore throat, easy bruising, unusual bleeding;
  • jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
  • painful or difficult urination; or
  • high levels of serotonin in the body–agitation, hallucinations, fever, fast heart rate, overactive reflexes, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of coordination, fainting.

Older adults may be more likely to have side effects from this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

Important Information about Nortriptyline (Aventyl, Pamelor)

You should not use nortriptyline if you have recently had a heart attack, or if you are allergic to certain medicines.

Do not use this medicine if you have used an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days, such as isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, or tranylcypromine.

Some young people have thoughts about suicide when first taking an antidepressant. Stay alert to changes in your mood or symptoms. Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor.

You should not use nortriptyline if you are allergic to it, or if:

  • you have recently had a heart attack;
  • you are allergic to similar antidepressants (amitriptyline, amoxapine, clomipramine, desipramine, doxepin, imipramine, protriptyline, trimipramine); or
  • you are allergic to certain seizure medications (carbamazepine, eslicarbazepine, oxcarbazepine, rufinamide).

To make sure nortriptyline is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

  • heart disease, or a history of heart attack, stroke, or seizures;
  • bipolar disorder (manic-depression);
  • schizophrenia or other mental illness;
  • liver disease;
  • a thyroid disorder;
  • diabetes (nortriptyline may raise or lower blood sugar);
  • narrow-angle glaucoma; or
  • problems with urination.

It is not known whether nortriptyline will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.

It is not known whether nortriptyline passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Do not give this medicine to a child without medical advice. Nortriptyline is not approved for use in children.

How to use Nortriptyline (Aventyl, Pamelor)

Follow all directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using nortriptyline. You may need to stop using the medicine for a short time.

Do not stop using nortriptyline suddenly, or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Ask your doctor how to safely stop using nortriptyline.

It may take a few weeks before your symptoms improve. Keep using the medication as directed and tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve.

Missed Dose:

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

Overdose:

Seek emergency medical attention.

Storage:

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

What to avoid while taking Nortriptyline (Aventyl, Pamelor)

Do not drink alcohol. Nortriptyline can increase the effects of alcohol, which could be dangerous.

This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.

Avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds. Nortriptyline can make you sunburn more easily. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) when you are outdoors.

Medications that may affect Nortriptyline (Aventyl, Pamelor)

Taking this medicine with other drugs that make you sleepy can worsen this effect. Ask your doctor before taking nortriptyline with a sleeping pill, narcotic pain medicine, muscle relaxer, or medicine for anxiety, depression, or seizures.

Before taking nortriptyline, tell your doctor if you have used an “SSRI” antidepressant in the past 5 weeks, such as citalopram, escitalopram, fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, paroxetine, or sertraline. You must wait at least 5 weeks after stopping fluoxetine (Prozac) before you can take nortriptyline.

Many drugs can interact with nortriptyline, which may cause unwanted or dangerous effects. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide. Tell your doctor about all medicines you use, and those you start or stop using during your treatment with nortriptyline. Give a list of all your medicines to any healthcare provider who treats you.

 

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Notice: The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.

REMEMBER, KEEP THIS AND ALL OTHER MEDICINES OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN, NEVER SHARE YOUR MEDICINES WITH OTHERS, AND USE THIS MEDICATION ONLY FOR THE INDICATION PRESCRIBED.

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