Nortriptyline Weight Change

Nortriptyline hydrochloride (Pamelor®) is a medication used to treat depression in adults. As with any medicine, side effects are possible with nortriptyline, and changes in weight were reported in clinical trials. In these studies, both weight gain and weight loss were reported as possible side effects of this antidepressant.
If you experience a weight change with nortriptyline, there are various things you can do. You may find that eating more heart-healthy foods, exercising more, and watching your alcohol intake can help control the weight gain. If it continues despite these lifestyle changes, however, consult your healthcare provider.
(Click Nortriptyline and Weight Gain to learn more about this possible side effect, including the results of clinical studies on this topic, other things you can do if weight gain happens, and why you should report it to your healthcare provider.)
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