Nortriptyline is an antidepressant medicine. It helps balance the chemicals in the brain. It treats all symptoms of sadness. It is a 2nd generation tricyclic antidepressant. It has multiple trade names, such as Sensoval, Noritren, Allergon, Aventyl, and Pamelor.
This medicine is used for the treatment of sadness and babyhood nocturnal enuresis. It can also be used to treat chronic fatigue syndrome, migraine, chronic pain and some neurological disorders. It can also be used to treat and improve the well-being feeling.
As we all know, most of the anti-depressant medicines have certain side effects when used. Most of these side effects don’t have serious consequences, however, it can worsen quickly and would need immediate medical help. If you have any allergic reaction or difficulty in breathing or swelling of the face, then consult the doctor. Also, in case you come across any new symptom, inform the doctor immediately. This will help counter these side effects in a timely manner. Let us look at some of these side effects.
It has been found that older people have more side effects while using this medicine.
Some of the common side effects of this medicine are:
It is advised to get immediate medical help if you experience any of the above side effects.
It is important that we understand the right and the wrong before using this medicine. As we have already seen the medicine is known to have multiple side effects and some can be life threatening as well. It is imperative that we discuss your medical history with the doctor. Also, make sure that you buy the medicine from legit pharmacies only. If you have recently had a heart attack, it is advised not to use this medicine. Apart from that if you are allergic to any anti- depressant, seizure medications, if you have used an MAO inhibitor in the last 14 days, or if you have the following conditions such as bipolar disorder, liver disease, diabetes, or glaucoma, then inform the doctor about it. This medicine can induce suicidal tendencies in some patients, during the early use. Families of the people using this medicine should always be alert about these symptoms and get immediate medical help. Do not drive or work immediately after using this medicine. Children should not be given this medicine without a medical advice.
This medicine is not yet known to harm the fetus. Neither, is it known to create any complications in the newborn. It is always good to consult a doctor if you plan to become pregnant or are pregnant. Nortriptyline is not known to pass into the breast milk and affect the nursing child.