Precautions and Warnings With Nortriptyline

Who Should Not Take Nortriptyline?

You should not take nortriptyline if you:
 
  • Are allergic to Pamelor, nortriptyline hydrochloride, or any of the inactive components used to make nortriptyline. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients used to make nortriptyline.
     
  • Have recently had a heart attack (known medically as a myocardial infarction).
  • Are taking linezolid (Zyvox®) or intravenous methylene blue. Nortriptyline should not be started in people taking linezolid or IV methylene blue, but a person already taking nortriptyline may be given linezolid or methylene blue, if absolutely necessary, and only with very careful monitoring and only if nortriptyline is stopped during treatment.
  • Have used a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) within the last 14 days. MAOIs include:

Precautions and Warnings With Nortriptyline: Summary

There are several situations where nortriptyline should not be taken, along with a number of precautions and warnings people should be aware of with nortriptyline. However, it is possible that not all of the precautions or warnings for nortriptyline were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the nortriptyline warnings and precautions that may apply to you.
 
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