What is  Nortriptyline? Full information, usage, benefits and side effects

What is Nortriptyline? Full information, usage, benefits and side effects


Nortriptyline sold under brand names such as Pamelol. Nortriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant. It affects chemicals in the brain that can be out of balance in people with depression.


  • Orthotriptyline is used to treat symptoms of depression.
  • Nortriptyline is not recommended for use in children.
  • Do not use nortriptyline if you have recently had a heart attack.


Nortriptyline is available as capsules and as an oral liquid to be taken by mouth. It is usually taken 1 to 4 times daily and can be taken with or without food. Take nortriptyline at about the same time each day. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully and ask your doctor or pharmacist to clarify any areas you do not understand. Take nortriptyline as directed. Do not take more or less, or more often than directed by your doctor.

Side Effects:

Some common side efffects are:

  • nausea
  • sleepiness
  • weakness or fatigue
  • excitement or fear
  • nightmare
  • dry mouth
  • changes in appetite or weight
  • constipation
  • difficulty urinating

Some side efffects can be serious:

  • Blurred vision
  • narrow vision
  •  swollen eyes
  • seeing halos around lights
  • restless muscle movements of the eyes, tongue, jaw, or neck


Please consult your doctor/physician/specialist before taking any healthcare products. In case of allergic reaction to the medicines/substance, please take immediate medical help.

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