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Generic Name: Nortriptyline (or-TRIP-ti-leen) nor-TRIP-to-lean nor-TRIP-ti-leen
The Class of Drug: Tricyclic antidepressants

What is Pamelor?

Pamelor is a tricyclic antidepressant that can be used to treat symptoms of depression.Pamelor can also be used for reasons not mentioned in this guideline.

Side effects of Pamelor

See a doctor immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, like hives, trouble breathing, or swelling of your lips, face, and throat,

If you notice any new or increasing symptoms, tell your physician, for example, changes in your behavior or mood, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you are feeling angry, irritable, impulsive, or aggressive. Hyperactive, anxious (mentally as well as physically) depression, considering suicide or committing suicide.

Pamelor may cause serious side effects. Contact your physician immediately. If you suffer from:

  • Blurred vision blurred vision, swelling or pain, the appearance of halos around lights
  • Unrelenting muscle movements in your tongue, eyes, jaw, or neck;
  • An euphoric feeling, similar to when you're about to pass out.
  • Seizure (convulsions);
  • New or worsening chest pain with a pounding heartbeat or fluttering around your chest;
  • An abrupt numbness, weakness, or issue with speech, vision, or balance
  • The fever, sore throat, easily bruising, and unusual bleeding;
  • Difficulty or painful urination,
  • Jaundice (yellowing of the eyes or skin).

Get immediate medical attention. If you are experiencing signs associated with serotonin syndrome, which include hallucinations, agitation, sweating, chills, shivering, rapid heart rate, muscle stiffness and twitching, loss of coordination, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea,

Common adverse reactions to Pamelor could include:

  • Raised blood pressure
  • Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet of your feet
  • Dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, and lack of appetite
  • Blurred vision
  • Itching, rash, itching,
  • Breast swelling (in either gender)

This isn't a complete list of all the side effects. Other side effects could be present. Consult your physician to seek medical advice on adverse effects. You may report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Many young people are contemplating suicide after using an antidepressant. Keep vigilant for any changes regarding your mental state or symptoms. Be sure to report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor.

Before you take this drug

You shouldn't make use of Pamelor if:

  • You're sensitive because you are allergic to Pamelor or similar medications (amitriptyline, amoxapine, desipramine, doxepin, imipramine, protriptyline, and trimipramine);
  • You are allergic to some seizure medications (carbamazepine, eslicarbazepine, oxcarbazepine, rufinamide)
  • You recently suffered a cardiac attack.

Don't use Pamelor. If you've used an MAO inhibitor within the past 14 days. An interaction that could be dangerous with a substance could result.. MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid, linezolid, Methylene Blue injection, phenelzine, and tranylcypromine, as well as others.

Inform your doctor if you have taken any "SSRI" antidepressant in the past five weeks, for example, fluoxetine, escitalopram, or citalopram. (Prozac), fluvoxamine, sertraline, paroxetine (Zoloft), trazodone, or vilazodone.

Consult your doctor if you are also taking stimulant medicines such as opioids, herbal products, or medications to treat mental illness, depression, Parkinson's disease, migraine headaches, serious infections, or to prevent nausea or vomiting. The interaction with Pamelor may cause a serious health condition known as serotonin syndrome.

Speak to your doctor if you have ever suffered from:

  • Unknown fainting symptoms;
  • A genetic heart condition known as Brugada syndrome.
  • An unproven family history of death at a younger age than 45 years of age;
  • Coronary disease;
  • A heart attack and stroke;
  • A seizure;
  • Bipolar disorder (manic depression);
  • Schizophrenia or another mental illness
  • An thyroid disorder;
  • Issues with urination;
  • Narrow-angle glaucoma;
  • If you are receiving electroshock therapy.

Many young people are prone to thoughts of suicide when they first start taking antidepressants. Your doctor should monitor your progress on a regular basis. Your family members and other caregivers should be on the lookout for changes in your symptoms or mood.

Consult your physician if you are breastfeeding or pregnant.

Not permitted for use by anyone less than the age of 18.

How to take Pamelor?

Follow the directions on the label of your prescription and read the medication guide or instructions sheets. Your doctor may alter your dosage. Make sure you take the medication precisely as directed.

Take measurements of liquid medicine using the syringe that comes with it or a dosing device (not the kitchen spoon).Inform your doctor if you are planning a procedure.You could experience withdrawal symptoms when you stop taking Pamelor abruptly. Talk to your doctor prior to taking the medication.Your symptoms may not go away for several weeks.

Keep the bottle at room temperature, free of heat and moisture. Make sure the bottle is tightly sealed when not being used.

What happens If I miss a dose?

Do not take the medicine for as long as you can. However, avoid your missed dose if you are nearing the time to take the next dose. Don't take two doses at once.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention immediately or contact the poison help line at 1-800-222-1222 for help. Poisoning can lead to death.

The symptoms of an overdose can include irregular heartbeats, extreme tiredness, vision issues, hallucinations, confusion, muscle stiffness, agitation, reflexes that are too active, vomiting, feeling warm or cold, and feeling as if you're going to be snoring, seizures, or an induced coma.

What should be avoided?

Avoid drinking alcohol. Dangerous side effects or even death could happen.Avoid driving or engaging in hazardous activities until you understand the extent to which Pamelor can affect your body. Your reaction could be affected.

Pamelor can cause your skin to burn more quickly. Avoid tanning beds or sunlight. Make sure you wear appropriate clothing and apply sunscreen (SPF 30 or greater) when you're outside.

Interaction with other drugs

Utilizing Pamelor in conjunction with other drugs that cause drowsiness can increase the severity of this effect. Consult your physician before taking an opioid drug, a sleeping pill, a muscle relaxer, or medication for seizures or anxiety.

Discuss with your doctor all other medicines you take, including:

  • medication for treating anxiety, depression, mood disorders, depression, or mental illness
  • As well as allergy medicine for colds or allergies (Benadryl, Sudafed, and many others);
  • A stimulant medication, for example, die pills, and ADHD medications;
  • Medication to treat Parkinson's disease.
  • Medicine to treat stomach disorders, motion sickness, and IBS;
  • Medication to treat an overactive medicine to treat an overactive bladder
  • Bronchodilator aspirin medication.

This list isn't complete. Other medications can affect Pamelor, which includes medications that are prescribed and available over the counter, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Some interactions with drugs are not listed here. are included here.



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