Nortriptyline is a Tricyclic antidepressant (tca). It is wildly used in the treatment of depression, childhood nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting), and mildly used in other treatments not listed on the labels such as a migraine, chronic pain, chronic fatigue syndrome etc. Nortriptyline can also aidin quitting smoking. It is sold as hydrochloride salt under the following trade names; pamelor, allegron, sensoval, aventyl, and norpress, among other generic nortriptyline. It can also be addressed as nortriptyline hcl. The medication (nortriptyline hcl) is approved for the treatment of major depression and nocturnal enuresis in the united states and the united kingdom respectively.
How nortriptyline works
nortriptyline is believed to inhibit the transmission of serotonin at the neuronal membrane or act at beta-adrenergic receptors to reduce one’s anxiety. Just like other tricyclic antidepressants, nortriptyline does not affect dopamine reuptake nor inhibit monoamine oxidase.
Nortriptyline dosage and use
The dosage taken by patients depends on health conditions resulting to the use of nortriptyline tablets and should be taken as prescribed by the doctor. Nortriptyline tablets come in four strengths; nortriptyline 10mg, 25mg, 50mg, and nortriptyline 75mg.
Nortriptyline for depression
Adult dose for depression is normally nortriptyline 25mg, taken orally three to four times daily. The dosage may be reduced if patients develop minor side effects even below nortriptyline 75mg daily. Patients may start with a nortriptyline 10mg capsule to increase dosage later on. But, the maximum nortriptyline dosage to be taken for depression is 150mg.
Nortriptyline for pain
Nortriptyline is not approved by fda for neuropathic pain, but clinical trials have proven that it can be used on both depressed and non-depressed patients to treat neuropathic pain. Nortriptyline for pain treatment is not only for neuropathic pain. Other chronic pains are known to be treated using nortriptyline (off label). A nortriptyline dosage for pain treatment is usually very low if compared with the dosage for the treatment of depression disorders. That being the case, nortriptyline 10mg capsules may be used in the treatment of pain related to a migraine, diabetic peripheral neuropathy, tinnitus and many others. For this treatment nortriptyline 10mg can be taken orally, three to four times daily depending on the severity of pain and other health conditions.
The total dosage for a day for any of the treatments can be taken once. Please withdraw from taking nortriptyline and report if you notice any adverse effect irrespective of the dosage you are taking and who has recommended it.
Where to buy nortriptyline
you can buy nortriptyline online from reliable and recommended pharmaceutical or drug stores. It is usually ideal to buy nortriptyline tablets from stores recommended by your doctor. The cost of nortriptyline is usually lower at drug stores and usually affected also by brand names, even though they all share same efficacy. Nortriptyline price for 10mg can be purchased as low as $0.18 from online drug stores while the cost of nortriptyline 75mg may be sold at $0.29.as said earlier, different brands or generic nortriptyline may affect nortriptyline price from various online stores where you can buy nortriptyline.
Possible side effects
Common side effects of nortriptyline include blurred vision, urinary retention, dry mouth, constipation, fast heart rate,weight gain or loss, and orthostatic hypotension.
Care should be taken in the use of nortriptyline alongside monoamine oxidase (mao) inhibitor. There is always a recommended dosage if the two medications are to be used concurrently.patients that are very sensitive to nortriptyline hcl are not advised to use the medication as a treatment option.please do not drink alcohol if you are taking nortriptyline.