Nortriptyline HCl Drug Information
People who have depression (also called major depression or clinical depression) may be prescribed a medication called nortriptyline hydrochloride (Pamelor®). Categorized as a tricyclic antidepressant, it is believed to work, in part, by affecting the levels of certain chemicals in the brain. The medicine is available in capsule and liquid form, and is taken anywhere from one to four times a day.
When prescribing this drug, information your healthcare provider needs includes any other medical conditions you have and any other medicines you are taking. Nortriptyline can interact with certain drugs (including alcohol), and people with certain medical conditions (such as heart disease) may need to consider other treatment options. By discussing these and other issues with your healthcare provider, the two of you can be certain that nortriptyline is the right medication for you.
(For more information on this drug, click Nortriptyline. Other topics in this article include possible side effects, what else to tell the healthcare provider prescribing it, and what to do in cases of overdose.)