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Nortriptyline

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Nortriptyline, sold under the brand name Pamelor, among others, is a medication used to treat depression, neuropathic pain, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), stopping smoking and anxiety. It does not appear to be useful for young people with depression. Nortriptyline is a less preferred treatment for ADHD and stopping smoking. It is taken by mouth.Common side effects include dry mouth, constipation, blurry vision, sleepiness, low blood pressure with standing, and weakness. Serious side effects may include seizures, an increased risk of suicide in those less than 25 years of age, urinary retention, glaucoma, mania, and a number of heart issues. Nortriptyline may cause problems if taken during pregnancy. Use during breastfeeding appears to be relatively safe. It is a tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) and is believed to work by altering levels of serotonin and norepinephrine.Nortriptyline was approved for medical use in the United States in 1964. It is available as a generic medication. A month supply in the United Kingdom costs the NHS about £25.00 as of 2019. In the United States the wholesale cost of this amount is about US$4.20. In 2016, it was the 192nd most prescribed medication in the United States, with more than 3.1 million prescriptions.

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