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Nortriptyline

Brand names: Nortriptyline   Pamelor  

Pamelor® (nortriptyline HCl) capsules, USP(nortriptyline HCl) oral solution, USPPamelor® (nortriptyline HCl) is a tricyclic antidepressant.Pamelor® (nortriptyline HCl) is indicated for the relief of symptoms of depression. Endogenous depressions are more likely to be alleviated than are other depressive states.

Nortriptyline is in a group of drugs called tricyclic antidepressants. Nortriptyline affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced. Nortriptyline is used to treat symptoms of depression. Nortriptyline may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Nortriptyline User Reviews

Average Rating: 6/10
Date: 2014-02-09 23:45:41
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 4
Nortriptyline for Neuropathic Pain: I was percribed this for migraine treatment and have only been on it for a week. I don't like this medication at all. I'm supposed to up the dosage by 10mg every 3 days until I reach 50mg and take it at bed time. I'm currently at 30mg and can't sleep at night. I have insomnia and this is making it worse. I'm also real moody and irritable. I am asking to be taken off this medication because it's interfering with my job. I tired all day but can't sleep at night. Everyone says I look like I'm feeling better but I'm not, my head just doesn't hurt as bad. I would not recomend this medication to anyone for any reason.


Date: 2014-01-30 04:12:27
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 7
Nortriptyline: 10mg at night for the first 6 months, then the pain came through again so I upped this to 25mg per day. Six months ago, I wasn;t aware of any pain behind the pain that I had been used to so, thinking I was maybe a bit better, I cut the intake down to 12.5 mg a day by cutting my 25mg tablet in half each night. this was fine until a week ago when the shocking shooting pain returned accompanied by pin-prick sensations on my face and on my limbs- I've not had thi sin 2 years. I intend to try gabapentin now, although some people have referred to it as the 'zombie drug'. My main reason for not upping the Nortrip back to 25mg, is that I want to see if I will be able to have an orgasm on the Gaba- although maybe this is a luxury- as anyone with nerve pain knows, sex is the last thing on your mind when you are in such pain. But who knows, maybe I will be able to be pain-free and get my libido back...!


Date: 2014-01-19 22:13:42
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 8
Nortriptyline for Neuropathic Pain: I've been on this drug for six months, and I have definately noticed a decrease in frequency and severity of my migraines. The worst side affect for me is constipation. I went up to 40 mg and recently have been brought down to 30 mg and then 20 mg. Since I dropped to 20, I wake up with stiff muscles, and moderate to severe joint pain in hands, arms, legs and feet. (not sure if related).


Date: 2014-01-17 20:09:28
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 2
Nortriptyline for Neuropathic Pain: I was diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy almost 31/2 yrs. ago. I started with Neurontin, Lyrica, and Cymbalta. None of them helped the pain. I had some success with amitryptyline for about 3 months 2 years ago. It gradually quit working. I tried to avoid taking opiates but had no other options. I started with 5mg hydrocodone 4/day. Because of constipation the neurologist switched to oxycodone. He upped the dosage to 7.5mg 4/day then 10mg 4/day. This helped a lot for about a year. I then gradually felt the pain coming back. I switched neurologists for another opinion. She lowered the oxycodone to 7.5 and I started with 25mg/day Nortriptyline then 50mg and finally 75mg. After a week at 75 mg I began having trouble urinating. It got so bad that I couldn't go for almost 8 hours. I'm back to my primary care tomorrow to talk about other alternative treatments. I have seen a pain mgmt specialist he wants me to see another neuro and possibly get setup with the Spinal Cord Stimulation unit. I'm fearful of that until someone convinces me that it is safe. I am so tired of all this. I have been to over a dozen doctors and none seem to understand or care about chronic pain.


Date: 2013-12-30 23:22:35
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 4
Nortriptyline for Neuropathic Pain: Then side effects for me have been severe. Now I have to decide which is harder to live with.


Date: 2013-12-22 21:36:44
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 2
Nortriptyline for Neuropathic Pain: This was given to me for pain but does not seem to work for me.


Date: 2013-12-10 13:19:41
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 10
Nortriptyline for Depression: Note - Not used for depression Male age 43: Medication used for preventive Halo Migraine Headaches. Works very well with no severe side effects. Can't say enough about the medication.


Date: 2013-10-07 18:37:11
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 6
Nortriptyline for Neuropathic Pain: i use this medicine for migraines. it has helped more as a sleeping aid than for my migraines. i have to take it about 2-3 hrs before i got to bed. im not sure if its the drug that makes me feel drowsy or me having to be to wk so early but its not easy getting up taking this medicine. i have to set the alarm 2 1/2 hrs before acutally having to get up. i dont take it @ night when i have had anything w/alcohol that day because it doubles the effects. overall, this medicine takes the edges off w/the mirgraines but diff. doesn't keep them at bay.


Date: 2013-10-03 02:00:10
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 7
Nortriptyline: started at 10mg and worked my way up to 50mg weekly, the side effects got worse as the dose got higher.


Date: 2013-09-27 20:52:04
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 6
Nortriptyline for Neuropathic Pain: Given meds for chronic pain(back problems)thought my vision problems were related to age but now that i am reading some of these messages i am thinking otherwise. also gained 25 lbs since on. i have tapered off and realized that not "wanting" my husband was not an age thing but related to the meds. I have a happy marriage but had absolutely no desire for sex...glad to be off of it and back to myself again...


Date: 2013-08-26 20:15:23
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 1
Nortriptyline for Social phobia (Social anxiety disorder): This drug nearly killed me. I wound up in the Er after taking 10 mg for six night like my doctor told me too. I had severe dizziness, tighness of chest, and pain. I had trouble breathing and my heart was racing. I was seeing spots and I couldn't even stand up on my own. It just irritated my anxiety symptoms making them even worse, and did nothing for my depression but I don't believe I was on it long enough to feel a full effect for that. I was supposed to up my dose to 20 mg, and then 30 the next week, up till 50 mg. I'm so glad I'm not taking this now.


Date: 2013-08-17 02:12:53
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 8
Nortriptyline for Neuropathic Pain: i started taking Nortriptyline about 6 months ago for migraines and neuropathic pain. I take 25mg at night and find that i sleep better and my pain has decreased significantly. When i get a migraine they are not as severe.


Date: 2013-08-04 10:05:15
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 10
Nortriptyline for Neuropathic Pain: i have neurological diease which causes extreme pain in the feet and legs , it was merciless and unbearable 24/7 this new drug has taken 90% of that pain away. for me its been a miricle drug.


Date: 2013-07-22 04:12:41
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 2
Nortriptyline for Neuropathic Pain: I was prescribed Nortriptyline by a neurologist for peripheral neuropathy. I also have a slight bulde in two of the discs in my lower back. It's been about 5-6 weeks since I started this prescription, but my Dr. told me I might have to give it 8-10 weeks to see if I would benifit from it. I also tried Cymbalta for 3 weeks prior to that, but didn't see any improvement.(not sure if that was long enough) It's my understanding that these types of anti-depressants are also often prescribed for nerve conditions/pain. Hope this helps.


Date: 2013-07-11 06:10:03
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 6
Nortriptyline for Neuropathic Pain: sometimes works for my phantom pain


Date: 2013-07-08 18:32:36
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 10
Nortriptyline for Neuropathic Pain: I have been suffering with disc herniation in my lower back, I have been taking oxycodone and oxycontin for about 3 years. After just 2 doses of this drug, I just may be able to discontinue taking the opiates I have relied on for so long. I have absolutely no unwanted side effects. I am extremely satisfied.


Date: 2013-06-29 07:41:36
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 8
Nortriptyline for Neuropathic Pain: it treats the neuropathy,but ever since I went on this medication, I have now noticed that my blood pressure is always in the High range


Date: 2013-04-29 14:18:05
Reviewed by: Heary
User rating: 1
Pamelor for Tinnitus: I tried this drug a few years ago when I was first diagnosed with tinnitus. After a couple nights of taking it the ringing became louder.


Date: 2013-04-22 18:02:06
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 8
Nortriptyline for Neuropathic Pain: After reading all reviews, I've discovered I'm not alone. I take this drug for migraines. Getting used to the feeling tired, can't get up, dry mouth, and weight gain, was the pits. After six months of taking 25mg a night, the migraines intensity was greatly reduced. Dr.told me to take 2 pills at night for help with frequency. Didn't work. Still have at least two migraines a month & not related to hormones. The symptoms were really bad. I return to one a night and feel so much better. I see dr 6/8.


Date: 2013-01-19 21:52:04
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 2
Nortriptyline for Neuropathic Pain: This drug caused me to have difficulity urinating due to it causing my prostate to enlarge.


Date: 2012-12-21 13:46:55
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 2
Nortriptyline for Neuropathic Pain: Rx'd for neuropathy in thigh. Gained no relief or improvement.


Date: 2012-10-03 00:16:05
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 8
Nortriptyline for Neuropathic Pain: I am 78 with Neuropathy in my feet. The first week after starting Nortriptyline the stinging burning that had kept me awake was almost gone. Enough that I could sleep through it.


Date: 2012-09-30 20:06:07
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 10
Nortriptyline for Neuropathic Pain: I had severe headaches that would last 24/7 for weeks at a time. I was at the end of my rope. The only way I could stop the pain was to go to the hosiptal and get a Compazine i.v. I'd go home and sleep it off and a day later the headache would come back. If I weren't a mother I would have considered ending it. Absolutely nothing else worked. When I started taking this drug I had very strange dreams at first. You might want to start on a low dose and work up to a higher dosage. This medication helped my headaches within 24 hours. If you are desparate enough you will try anything and the dreams were weird, but I'd choose them over the pain anytime. The dreams went away and now if I miss the medication for 2 or more days the headaches come back. It is a lifesaver.


Date: 2012-09-23 06:45:44
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 10
Pamelor for Panic Disorder: Pamelor works great for anxiety panic attacks. It calms you down and helps you to be able to think clearly to calm yourself down. You need to make sure that your doctor is giving you the proper mg amount for your panic attack disorder. I will not stop taking this. I highly recommend this for people to try.


Date: 2012-09-23 03:33:41
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 10
Nortriptyline for Neuropathic Pain: You would have to pry this med from my cold dead hands before I give it up. For 25+ yrs suffered nerve pain from neck down back & left leg to big toe after a car accident. Tried many meds for pain all made my feel wrong in one way or another. Finally Dx'd as sciatica. I can now tolerate being touched & experience much lower pain levels. Good as anti-depressant also as in last 4 mths I have been Dx'd w/ COPD, obstructive sleep apnea & breast cancer but I still find joy everyday. Helps w/ lymph node removal pain in arm (they cut the nerve bundle when remove lymph nodes). Worked my way up to 50mgs nightly - took appx 6 wks to take affect. Missed a few nights & nerve pain returned. Weight gain? Yes. Dry mouth? Not from this med, but there's nothing like sleeping w/ a face mask blowing 22mph into mouth for sleep apnea to make your mouth dry (even w/ a humidifier). Mood swings? Less than before I started taking. Constipation? I try to eat yogurt every day as a sweet snack. This med won't work overnight & it isn't a cure, but as a maintainence medication I wouldn't want to live without it.


Date: 2012-09-07 04:57:09
Reviewed by: birdofpeace
User rating: 10
Pamelor for Migraine Prevention: I've suffered from migraines for 14 years and have taken numerous medications for prevention including Topamax (Topamax caused MANY bad, undetermined health issues). My Internal Medicine physician took me off Topamax and put me on 25 mg of Nortriptyline for migraine prevention. Almost immediately, I had relief from migraines, had clarity of mind even better than ever before, had a great attitude. I felt "normal" for the first time in my life. This medication caused noticeable urinary retention, constipation and increased appetite which caused weight gain. Due to weight gain, I was changed to Pristiq. Migraines have returned. I intend to ask to be put back on Nortriptyline and will have to alter diet and exercise.


Date: 2012-08-03 01:33:30
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 8
Nortriptyline for Neuropathic Pain: Helped with pain and restfullness .My husband has been on it for four years only takes about twenty milgrams.Seen the dr. this week and going to up the amount to 50 milgrams.


Date: 2012-07-29 16:29:11
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 4
Nortriptyline for Neuropathic Pain: While my pain level has been greatly reduced to a level which allows me to function, I now struggle with weight gain, which I gained in spite of daily exercise and strict diet. Until I read other reviews on this site, I could not figure out where the weight gain was coming from. I also dream like there is no tomorrow between this medication and the amitryptilene I am also taking. I was on 50 mg of each 1 time per day and I have now cut back to 25 mg of each/day, hoping to still manage my pain but lose the weight gain....It seems there is always a trade off when taking any medication; a symptom is treated and others pop up.


Date: 2012-07-18 07:36:41
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 6
Nortriptyline for Neuropathic Pain: I just started taking this med last night (10mg) for migraines and back/neck pain. It helped with the migraines already. Today I had a break down though. I feel so depressed and just want to cry. I also have dry mouth and am a little "up" not quite hyper but just going faster. I have a little blurred vision. I hope this will all go away soon. Hopefully it won't get worse.


Date: 2012-07-16 10:35:09
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 2
Nortriptyline for Other: I take this drug for neuropathy. I tahe 25mgs. and in all honesty, this drug is useless for me. I receive no pain releif benefits at all. this drug may work for others, but its doing nothing for me.


Date: 2012-07-13 08:54:40
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 10
Nortriptyline for Other: I take it for migranes and love it. I have received no pain and my sleeping has improved. I really recommend this medication.


Date: 2012-05-26 07:36:29
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 2
Nortriptyline for Neuropathic Pain: I had been getting headaches about 12-15 per month. I am taking 30mg each night. It seemed to kick in after 6 weeks and I did not have a headache for 16 days- a miracle for me. Unfortunately it did not last and shortly after I was back to headaches 3-4 each week. I called my Doctor yesterday and he is weaning me off these and I am going to try a similar drug called Amitriptyline. I hope that it will work for me. The major side effects I had on Nortriptyline was dry mouth when I woke up and constipation. Good Luck!


Date: 2012-05-14 11:48:47
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 2
Nortriptyline for Neuropathic Pain: I get a severe headache and when I asked my doctor if I could take this with prozac and trazadone ? He say sure.


Date: 2012-05-11 11:38:21
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 10
Nortriptyline for Neuropathic Pain: Had foot pain after surgery on toe...worked within three weeks to greatly lessen pain. Will wean myself soon from drug and see whether pain returns


Date: 2012-05-07 03:06:52
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 7
Nortriptyline for Neuropathic Pain: im taking this med. for dietbetes neuropathy, whay i notice is it like a sleeping pill i take 10mg at bed time i have this med.now for 30 days i seam to ben torateting ok so far.


Date: 2012-04-26 15:04:17
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 2
Nortriptyline for Neuropathic Pain: been taking this drug for two days and it makes me sleepy even after 15hours from the last dose. It has given no relief from my chronic leg aches.


Date: 2012-04-04 06:49:18
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 10
Nortriptyline for Neuropathic Pain: It has changed my pain from "most of the time" to "I can handle this." Great relief, would not like to discontinue it!


Date: 2012-04-03 02:54:47
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 10
Pamelor for Migraine Prevention: Nortiptyline has worked well for preventing my headaches for two months now.


Date: 2012-04-02 00:24:43
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 8
Nortriptyline for Other: This drug is a life saver for me! I have suffered migranes daily for 5 months and they are now gone.


Date: 2012-03-22 20:29:28
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 2
Nortriptyline for Neuropathic Pain: This medication was prescribed to me for pain management. After three days on the medication I had severe seizures. 8 months after quiting the medication I am still having severe seizures and can no longer work or care for my 3 children. Use extreme caution and very low doses. Think this medication through before use. Talk it over with your doctor and family seriously before begining use.


Date: 2012-03-03 11:43:42
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 10
Nortriptyline for Neuropathic Pain: I was put on this medication for abdominal discomfort that would not be relieved by any other medication. Simply stated...a nervous stomach. Also, irritable bowel. It has been a life saver for me. I have no further problems...for the most part. I was having so many problems with gas, bloating and stomach discomfort. All of these symptoms are gone.


Date: 2012-02-27 19:50:28
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 10
Nortriptyline for Other: A good nerve pain drug, if Neurontin isn't obtainable. 90 mg at night makes you sleep like a baby, and takes that dull aching nerve pain away. Until you get used to it, you will be groggy upon awaking. It takes awhile to work (1-2 hours), but be ready for bed, cause it hits fast and hard.


Date: 2012-02-22 08:14:31
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 8
Nortriptyline for Neuropathic Pain: NORTRITYLINE HAS DECREASED THE INTENSITY OF MY HEADACHES TREMENDOUSLY. HOWEVER, I HATE THE WEIGHT GAIN. COULD THERE BE LESS WEIGHT GAIN WITH A LOWER DOSE?


Date: 2012-02-20 02:09:22
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 6
Nortriptyline for Neuropathic Pain: started this med 3 wks. ago for neuropathic pain and headaches. Titrated dosage up to 3 pills daily. pain is gone, however, attitude and mood swings are a problem, along with dry mouth and blurred vision. I will continue for a while longer to see if these side affects lessen with time. The relief from the pain is great.


Date: 2012-02-13 10:23:37
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 4
Nortriptyline for Neuropathic Pain: I am up to 50 mg at bedtime. It controls the pain up to 1pm and I am in pain continously


Date: 2012-02-05 12:50:50
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 6
Nortriptyline for Neuropathic Pain: The second day I was on it I broke down emotionally further than I ever have before. So I made the mistake and stopped taking it for 2 days. I was originally put on it for headaches that weren't related to migrains or cluster headaches. But I've been researching this medication more and have noticed that my headaches could possibly be related to depression (not sure). I've noticed that I'm a lot happier now, and just today (after about 2 weeks of being on it) I didn't get a headache all day. So I finally feel that the medication is taking effect. My doctor also had put me on the lowest dose possible, and after my MRI's and MRA's my headaches were still unknown and the medication wasn't working with only one pill a night. So she upped my dose to 2 pills a night and it's been working amazingly.


Date: 2012-01-20 08:25:10
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 10
Nortriptyline for Neuropathic Pain: I suffered for over 10 years with chronic, daily headaches. Every doctor seemed to ignore that pain, and focused on my hypothyroidism, weight, and other health issues. Finally, my newest doctor hit upon this medication, and it gave me my life back! I took this med for quite a few years. Now, I have facial neuralgia and am attempting a anti-seizure medicine, which apparently is dangerous when combined with Nortriptyline. So I must give it up. I hope the headaches don't recur. Side effects were dry mouth (remained whole time I took meds), trouble urinating, and possibly weight gain (though I fought that battle before I took this drug).


Date: 2012-01-11 06:06:12
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 2
Nortriptyline for Neuropathic Pain: My doctor prescriped with for me for lower back pain and severe kidney pain, and maybe to help with the migraines. But I only have been taking it for 3 days and I have not slept, I have been in pain since then no relief from the kidney problem. I have had a severe migraine since I took it. The doc said go to 50 mg. Now I have suck severe hearburn and a headache that I am no longer taking this med Please anyone read up on your meds because sometimes it is best to deal with other things, like kidney pain then to go through severe heartburn & migraine. This is hell, I rather deal with my severe kidney pain then this mess.


Date: 2012-01-09 03:08:40
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 10
Nortriptyline for Neuropathic Pain: my neurologist treated me with nortripyline and relafen for post-surgical neuropathy. it helped me return to my regular work and exercise activity with much less pain.


Date: 2011-12-18 10:11:15
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 2
Nortriptyline for Neuropathic Pain: I have only been on 20mg for a few days but tonite was definately the LAST time! I am taking it for severe back pain and i am allergic to all pain meds so they tried me on this and all i do is cry all day or get very angry. I was so hoping this would be the one to help but after 8 months, my search for relief is still underway. Good luck!


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