Benefits of Nortriptyline
The prescription drug nortriptyline hydrochloride (Pamelor®) offers many benefits for people dealing with depression (also called major depression and clinical depression). This condition is characterized by several symptoms, most notably pain, suicidal thoughts, and feelings of worthlessness and helplessness. Nortriptyline is believed to work by affecting the levels of certain chemicals in the brain, which helps improve depression symptoms.
Not everyone can benefit from nortriptyline, however. For example, people who have certain medical conditions, such as schizophrenia, glaucoma, diabetes, or heart disease, may need a different treatment approach. In addition, side effects are possible with this drug, which some people may find intolerable, such as weight gain, impotence, or an allergic reaction.
Prior to taking this medicine, make sure your healthcare provider has your complete medical history, including any nonprescription products or supplements you are taking, as interactions with nortriptyline are possible.
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