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Why is this medication prescribed?
Nortriptyline is used to treat depression. Nortriptyline is in a group of medications called tricyclic antidepressants. It works by increasing the amounts of certain natural substances in the brain that are needed to maintain mental balance.
Do I need a prescription for nortriptyline?
Dosing & Uses
Dosage Forms & Strengths
25mg PO q6-8hr
No more than 150 mg/day
- Total daily dose can be given HS
- To discontinue therapy, gradually taper dose to minimize incidence of withdrawal symptoms and allow for detection of re-emerging symptoms
Chronic Urticaria, Nocturnal Pruritus, Angioedema (Off-label)
Smoking Cessation (Off-label)
25 mg PO qDay; start 1-2 weeks before quit date; may titrate to 75-100 mg/day 10-28 days prior to selected quit date; titrate dose to 75-100 mg/day; continue therapy for 12 weeks or more after quit day
25 mg PO q6-8hr
Postherpetic Neuralgia (Off-label)
10-25 mg PO qHS; may increase q3-5days in 10 mg increments qDay up to 160 mg qHS or divided q12hr if tolerated
Hepatic impairment: Administer lower dose and titrate at a slower rate
Dosage Forms & Strengths
<6 years: Safety and efficacy not established
6-12 years: 1-3 mg/kg/day PO divided q6-8hr, OR 10-20 mg/day PO divided q6-8hr
>12 years: 30-50 mg PO qDay, divided or single dose
See Black Box Warning
Nocturnal Enuresis (Off-label)
6-7 years (20-25 kg): 10 mg PO qHS
8-11 years (26-35 kg): 10-20 mg PO qHS
>11 years (36-54 kg): 25-35 mg PO qHS
0.5 mg/kg/day PO, titrated to maximum 2 mg/kg/day or 100 mg, whichever is less
Initial: 30-50 mg PO qDay or in divided doses
May increase to 75-100 mg/day if tolerated
What are some other side effects of Aventyl?
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:
- Dry mouth.
- Feeling sleepy.
- Upset stomach or throwing up.
- Hard stools (constipation).
- Not hungry.
- Loose stools (diarrhea).
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
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