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Pamelor

Pamelor

Pamelor Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Pamelor

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

What is nortriptyline (Pamelor)?

Nortriptyline is in a group of drugs called tricyclic antidepressants. Nortriptyline affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced.

Nortriptyline is used to treat symptoms of depression.

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

Nortriptyline 10 mg-MYL

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Nortriptyline 10 mg-TEV

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Nortriptyline 10 mg-WAT

green/white, imprinted with NORTIPTYLINE, DAN 10 mg

Nortriptyline 25 mg-GG

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Nortriptyline 25 mg-MYL

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Nortriptyline 25 mg-TEV

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Nortriptyline 25 mg-WAT

green/white, imprinted with NORTRIPTYLINE, DAN 25 mg

Nortriptyline 50 mg-GG

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Nortriptyline 50 mg-MYL

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Nortriptyline 50 mg-TEV

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Nortriptyline 50 mg-WAT

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Nortriptyline 75 mg-GG

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Nortriptyline 75 mg-MYL

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Nortriptyline 75 mg-TEV

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Nortriptyline 75 mg-WAT

green, imprinted with NORTRIPTYLINE, DAN 75 mg

Pamelor 10 mg

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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; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have any new or worsening symptoms 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 any of these serious side effects:

  • fast, pounding, or uneven heart rate;
  • chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling;
  • sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body;
  • sudden headache, confusion, problems with vision, speech, or balance;
  • confusion, hallucinations, or seizure (convulsions);
  • easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness;
  • restless muscle movements in your eyes, tongue, jaw, or neck;
  • tremors;
  • extreme thirst with headache, nausea, vomiting, and weakness;
  • feeling light-headed or fainting; or
  • urinating less than usual or not at all.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, loss of appetite;
  • constipation or diarrhea;
  • weight changes;
  • dry mouth, unpleasant taste;
  • weakness, lack of coordination;
  • numbness or tingly feeling;
  • blurred vision, headache, ringing in your ears;
  • mild skin rash;
  • breast swelling (in men or women); or
  • increased sweating.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. 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)?

Do not use nortriptyline if you have recently had a heart attack, or if you have used an MAO inhibitor such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam), or tranylcypromine (Parnate) within the past 14 days.

You may have thoughts about suicide when you first start taking an antidepressant, especially if you are younger than 24 years old. Your doctor will need to check you at regular visits for at least the first 12 weeks of treatment.

Call your doctor at once if you have any new or worsening symptoms 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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