Nortriptyline Oral

Nortriptyline hydrochloride (Pamelor®) is a tricyclic antidepressant medication. It is taken anywhere from one to four times a day. Nortriptyline is taken orally -- typically as a capsule, although a liquid form is also available.
 
The exact mechanism of this drug is not entirely clear. It is believed to affect certain chemicals in the brain -- namely serotonin and norepinephrine -- possibly allowing them to stay in the brain longer, which helps relieve symptoms of depression.
 
When taking oral drugs like nortriptyline, you may find that taking it with food helps avoid stomach upset. It is also important to take this medication at the same time(s) each day to maintain an even level in your system.
 
(To learn more about taking this oral medicine, click Nortriptyline. This article provides more information on dosing guidelines, possible side effects, what to do in cases of overdose, and what to discuss with the healthcare provider prescribing it.)
 
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