Pamelor® (nortriptyline hydrochloride) is a drug used for the treatment of depression (also known as major depression or clinical depression). The prescription medication comes in capsule and liquid form, and is taken one to four times a day. It is not quite clear how the drug works, but it is thought to help keep certain chemicals in the brain longer, which helps to relieve the symptoms of depression.
Common side effects may include may include drowsiness, constipation, and confusion. However, most people tolerate it well.
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