Negative Effects of Nortriptyline
Nortriptyline hydrochloride (Pamelor®) is a prescription drug commonly used for treating depression. Most people appear to respond well to nortriptyline, but there are some negative effects that you should be aware of before starting treatment. For example, a number of side effects have been reported with this medication. Some of the most common problems that have been seen in people using this antidepressant include dizziness, drowsiness, and confusion.
As with other antidepressants, nortriptyline can increase the risk of suicidal thoughts or behavior. Therefore, you should talk to your healthcare provider immediately if you notice any changes in symptoms or new symptoms, such as hostility, panic, or anxiety. Nortriptyline may also affect a person's mental or physical ability, increase the risk of seizures, and interact with many medications.
(Click Nortriptyline Side Effects and Precautions and Warnings With Nortriptyline to learn more about the potentially negative effects of nortriptyline, including other problems that would require immediate medical attention.)