Pamelor (Nortiptyline)

What is Pamelor?

Pamelor, also known as Nortiptyline, belongs to a group of powerful tricyclic antidepressants. The medication impairs the brain chemicals that may be unbalanced and manages their operation. In this respect, Pamelor serves as a unique drug that treats the symptoms of depression. Additionally, the preparation is frequently administered by patients who suffer from other conditions not mentioned in the medication guide.


Recommendations for Use

Follow all the recommendations and other tips given by your doctor in case you wish to witness positive and safe results within a relatively short period of time. Take the medication following the instruction without any modifications and changes. Do not increase, decrease or double the recommended dose if only your healthcare provider didn’t order you to. One should not stop Pamelor administration abruptly to avoid possible unpleasant and embarrassing withdrawal effects. Keep using the medication even the moment your symptoms improve. Take full treatment course to get the best results.

In case you have forgotten to take one Nortiptyline dose, take it when you remember or skip it. However, never double the following scheduled dose. Do not combine Pamelor intake with alcohol, grapefruit and grapefruit juice if you do not want to get additional side effects.

Precautions and Contraindications

One should not administer Pamelor without primary doctor’s prescription or instruction. Consult a medical professional for detailed information concerning Nortiptyline usage, doses, contraindications and other important points. Moreover, provide your healthcare with all the information as for your health state and existing complications. Mention such problems (if any) as:

• heart, kidney or liver disorders;

• a history of rhythm issues, heart stroke, attack or seizures;

• thyroid complications;

• diabetes of any type;

• diverse kinds of mental disorders;

• urination problems;

• manic depression, etc.

This information will help your doctor to prescribe the exact Nortiptyline dose, intake periodicity and duration of the treatment course that will be effective, though not harmful. Do not use Pamelor if you are allergic to its active ingredients, other components or similar antidepressants. It is prohibited to start Nortiptyline treatment by patients who have undergone a MAO inhibitor course within the past two weeks. Besides, the pharmaceutical should not be taken by pregnant and breastfeeding women. Despite the fact that it is not fully investigated whether Pamelor can harm the health of an unborn or nursing child, it is better to eliminate the drug intake to avoid any of the possible risks.

Drug Interactions

Check Pamelor interactions before combining it with other drugs. Consult your doctor primarily to taking the medicine with sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, seizure medicine, narcotic pain drugs and other medications. Inform your healthcare provider about a recent SSRI antidepressant treatment course beforehand to decrease the possibility of unwanted adverse effects.

Side Effects

Call your doctor once the symptoms of depression do not disappear or the medicine seems to produce no effect at all. Seek emergency medical help in case of severe side effects appearance. Other serious Pamelor complications reported include allergic reactions, blurred vision, convulsions, chest pain, hallucinations, anxiety, agitation, uneven heartbeat, appetite loss, sudden weight changes, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fainting, etc.