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Pamelor

Pamelor Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Pamelor

Generic Name: nortriptyline (Pronunciation: nor TRIP ti leen)

What is nortriptyline (Pamelor)?

Nortriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant. Nortriptyline affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced.

Nortriptyline is used to treat symptoms of depression.

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

Nortriptyline 10 mg-MYL

capsule, red, imprinted with MYLAN 1410

Nortriptyline 10 mg-TEV

capsule, orange/white, imprinted with TEVA, 10 mg 0810

Nortriptyline 10 mg-WAT

green/white, capsule, imprinted with NORTIPTYLINE, DAN 10 mg

Nortriptyline 25 mg-GG

white, imprinted with GG 566

Nortriptyline 25 mg-MYL

capsule, orange, imprinted with MYLAN 2325

Nortriptyline 25 mg-TEV

capsule, orange/white, imprinted with TEVA, 0811 25mg

Nortriptyline 25 mg-WAT

capsule, green/white, imprinted with NORTRIPTYLINE, DAN 25 mg

Nortriptyline 50 mg-GG

white, imprinted with GG 567

Nortriptyline 50 mg-MYL

capsule, orange/yellow, imprinted with MYLAN 3250

Nortriptyline 50 mg-TEV

capsule, white, imprinted with TEVA, 50mg 0812

Nortriptyline 50 mg-WAT

capsule, white, imprinted with NORTRIPTYLINE, DAN 50 mg

Nortriptyline 75 mg-GG

capsule, green, imprinted with NORTRIPTYLINE, DAN 75 mg

Nortriptyline 75 mg-MYL

capsule, brown/orange, imprinted with MYLAN 4175

Nortriptyline 75 mg-TEV

orange, capsule, imprinted with 93 813, TEVA, 75mg 0813

Nortriptyline 75 mg-WAT

capsule, green, imprinted with NORTRIPTYLINE, DAN 75 mg

Pamelor 10 mg

capsule, orange/yellow, imprinted with PAMELOR 10 mg, SANDOZ

Pamelor 25 mg

orange/white, imprinted with PAMELOR 25 mg, SANDOZ

What are the possible side effects of nortriptyline (Pamelor)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these 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:

  • a feeling like you might pass out;
  • 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 (nose, mouth, vagina, or rectum), purple or red pinpoint spots under your skin;
  • agitation, hallucinations, overactive reflexes, confusion, unusual thoughts or behavior;
  • restless muscle movements in your eyes, tongue, jaw, or neck;
  • painful or difficult urination;
  • seizure (convulsions); or
  • upper stomach pain, loss of appetite, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).

Common side effects may include:

  • tingly feeling, weakness, lack of coordination;
  • dry mouth, unpleasant taste, nausea, constipation;
  • blurred vision, ringing in your ears;
  • breast swelling (in men or women); or
  • decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the Pamelor (nortriptyline hcl) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

What is the most important information I should know about nortriptyline (Pamelor)?

You should not take this medication if you have recently had a heart attack, or if you are allergic to nortriptyline or to similar antidepressants such as amitriptyline, amoxapine, clomipramine, desipramine, doxepin, imipramine, protriptyline, or trimipramine.

Do not use nortriptyline if you have taken an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur. MAO inhibitors include furazolidone, isocarboxazid, linezolid, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, and tranylcypromine.

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.

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Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

 

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


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