The recommended starting Pamelor dose for treating depression is 25 mg three or four times a day. Your healthcare provider may increase your Pamelor dosage if you tolerate the medication well. If you take more than 100 mg of Pamelor per day, your healthcare provider should monitor the level of the medication in your blood. As it can take several weeks to feel the full effects of the medication, try to give Pamelor a chance before becoming discouraged.
An Overview of Pamelor DosageThe dose of Pamelor® (nortriptyline hydrochloride) your healthcare provider prescribes will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
- Your age
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you may currently be taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
Pamelor Dosing for DepressionFor depression treatment, the recommended Pamelor dose is Pamelor 25 mg three or four times per day. You healthcare provider should start you at a lower dose and slowly increase your dose if you tolerate Pamelor well. Also, your healthcare provider may decide to have you take your Pamelor dose once a day (instead of splitting it into three or four smaller doses). If you take more than Pamelor 100 mg per day, your healthcare provider should monitor the level of Pamelor in your blood.
Although Pamelor is not approved for use in teens, the manufacturer gives recommendations for Pamelor dosing in teens. For teenage depression or depression in the elderly, lower doses are recommended. The recommended dose for teens or elderly people is Pamelor 30 mg to 50 mg total per day (taken all at once or split into smaller doses).