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Pamelor Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Pamelor is a trycyclic antidepressant and it works by bringing the levels of the neurotransmitter norepinephrine to normal levels. This medication is also used to manage chronic, severe pain; decrease bed-wetting; help severe PMS; control symptoms of ADHD.

Pamelor Dosage

  • If your age between 18 to 60 years, then the usual starting dose is 25 mg to 50 mg daily.
  • Over 60 years of age, Lower dosage increased cautiously.

Uses of Pamelor

  • Nortriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant used to treat depression.
  • It is also used to treat chronic pain and other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Side Effects of Pamelor

Before taken Pamelor medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.  If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Pamelor. Side effects may include:

  • Anxiety
  • Blurred vision
  • Confusion
  • Dry mouth
  • Hallucinations
  • Insomnia
  • Loss of muscle coordination
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Sensitivity to sunlight
  • Tremors
  • Weight loss

Warnings and precautions before taking Pamelor:

  • If you are taking antidepressants, then it may increased the risk of suicidal thinking and behavior in children and adolescents with depression and other psychiatric disorders. So, the pamelor is not approved for use in children.
  • You should not be used this drug along with ECT such as Electroconvulsive therapy.
  • After taken Pamelor, you may feel drowsy or less alert. So you should not participate in any activities that require full alertness such as drive or operate dangerous machinery.

Drug Interaction :-If you are taking Pamelor with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Pamelor with the following:

  • Airway-opening drugs such as Ventolin and Proventil
  • Blood pressure medications such as Catapres and Esimil
  • Cimetidine (Tagamet)
  • Drugs for heart irregularities, such as Tambocor and Rythmol

After taken Pamelor if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Pamelor overdose include:

  • Agitation
  • Coma
  • Dilated pupils
  • Excessive reflexes
  • Fluid in the lungs
  • Hallucinations
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Low body temperature
  • Restlessness
  • Rigid muscles
  • Severely low blood pressure

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