Nortriptyline Hydrochloride (HCl) Medicine
People with depression -- also called major depression or clinical depression -- may be prescribed nortriptyline hydrochloride (HCl). This medicine, sold under the brand name Pamelor®, is available in capsules or as a liquid, and is taken anywhere from one to four times a day.
Your healthcare provider will consider several different factors when determining the right nortriptyline hydrochloride dosage for you, such as your medical history and if you are currently taking any other medicines (this includes nonprescription products and supplements). Age is also a factor, as teenagers and the elderly need to take a lower dosage than is usually prescribed for adults.
(For more information on this medicine, click What Is Nortriptyline Used For?. This article explains in detail how this product works to treat depression, the risk it presents to younger age groups, and possible off-label uses.)