Nortriptyline 50 Mg Capsules
One of the more common medications used to treat depression is nortriptyline hydrochloride (Pamelor®). This is a tricyclic antidepressant that likely works by affecting the levels of certain chemicals in the brain. Nortriptyline comes in the form of capsules and is taken anywhere from one to four times a day. For people who have trouble swallowing capsules, a liquid version is also available.
In adults, the usual starting dose is 25 mg, taken three or four times a day, not to exceed 100 mg in a 24-hour period. In teenagers and the elderly, however, a lower dose of the capsules is required: nortriptyline 30 mg to 50 mg. This can be taken as a single daily dose or divided into smaller doses.
Keep in mind that it can take several weeks to see the benefits of nortriptyline, so do not become discouraged if you don't feel any effects right away. Do not adjust your dose either without talking to your healthcare provider first.
(Click Nortriptyline Dosing for more information on factors that can affect the amount a person is prescribed, as well as tips to ensure a safe, effective treatment process with the medication.)