Pamelor (Nortriptyline)

Strength(s): 25 mg

Active Ingredient: Nortriptyline



Pamelor medication is an antidepressant drug that is used to treat mental problems and mood problems such as depression. It is generically known as nortriptyline. Just like conventional antidepressants, Orlistat elevates the risk of suicidal thoughts especially in children and young adults. However, other drugs may take responsibility for such results. Parents and caregivers should carefully watch the persons under the influence of these drugs. One should report to the doctor immediately upon experiencing any of these symptoms.

How to take Pamelor medication

Pamelor is administered orally mostly in the form of capsules or liquid. In some cases, lower than usual dosages serve elderly patients and adolescents better. These doses are for inpatient users who are under close supervision. The usual adult doses 25mg which should be taken 3 to 4 times a day. N doses above 100mg daily, the levels in the blood should regularly be in control.

The medical practitioner should start the treatment in small doses. The dosage should be increased gradually carefully noting the body’s clinical response to the medication. Any form of drug tolerance observed should be in control. In most cases involving maintaining the dosage, it should be at the lowest possible dosage. For patients who develop minor side effects, the dosage should be reduced, and in severe cases, it should be under control.

Possible drug interactions of Pamelor medications

Common drug interactions of Pamelor include cimetidine (Tagamet), alcohol, monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), barbiturates, weight reduction medication, and benzodiazepines. One should get medical help immediately upon experiencing symptoms such as signs of allergic reactions, mood behavior changes, panic attacks, breathing difficulties, anaphylaxis or swelling of face and lips.

These effects are not the complete list of drug interactions with Pamelor. It is important to consult a certified medical practitioner before using Pamelor medications. The use of Pamelor, especially during pregnancy and lactation, has not been fully established; therefore, the potential advantages of Orlistat must be more than the possible health hazards.

Side effects of Pamelor medication

Just like any other drug, Pamelor medication has the capability to initiate some adverse side effects. These effects often range from mild to chronic depending on the severity of the case. Common side effects of Pamelor drugs include lack of brain coordination, unpleasant taste in the mouth, fast heart rate, blurry vision, urinary retention, dry lips and mouth, constipation and weight problem. In severe cases, dizziness while standing (orthostatic hypotension), deafness, tingly feeling, weakness, fatigue, nausea, ringing in your ears, decreased sex drive, breast swelling (in men or women), erectile dysfunction, impotence or delayed sexual orgasm. It is important to report immediately to a certified medical practitioner in case of any of these feelings.

Most adverse side effects often result from misuse, abuse, and overdose or under dose or self-prescription. Although this drug is available locally, users are advised to follow a strict doctor’s prescription. Following a physician’s guideline does not only guarantee a patient better, safer and faster action time of drug but also evading serious consequences that may result in failure. Remember a doctor always weighs the benefits over the injurious risks before prescribing a drug.

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