The dose of nortriptyline your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- Your age
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you may be taking.
As with any medication, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Nortriptyline Dosing for more information.)
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with nortriptyline. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it well. If side effects do occur, they are often minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects include:
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
- Difficulty urinating
- Dry mouth (see Nortriptyline and Dry Mouth).
(Click Nortriptyline Side Effects to learn more, including some of the more serious side effects that you should report to your healthcare provider.)
You can also read about specific side effects in the following eMedTV articles: