Nortriptyline HCL

General Information

Nortriptyline HCL is indicated to treat mental/mood problems such as depression. Depression is a serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel and act. It may also affect the way you think and causes feelings of sadness or loss of interest. This medication may help improve mood and feelings of well-being.

How does Nortriptyline HCL work?

Nortriptyline HCL works by stopping the noradrenaline and serotonin. Those are that it has been released from being reabsorbed back into the nerve cells in the brain. This helps to prolong their effects and over time this helps to lighten the mood and relieve depression.

This drug won’t change your personality or make you feel instantly happy and relaxed. It works overtime to correct the chemical changes in your brain that have made you depressed. This will help you get back to feeling like your old self.

Why use Nortriptyline HCL?

Nortriptyline HCL is in the class of medications called tricyclic antidepressants. This affects the balance of certain natural chemicals in the brain. That it relieves anxiety, tension, and increases your energy level. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has already approved this medication. Nortriptyline HCL comes as a capsule for oral administration. Each capsule is available in the strengths of 10 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg, and 75 mg.

How to use Nortriptyline HCL?

The recommended dosage is based on your condition, age, and response to it. This is to be taken exactly as it is prescribed by your doctor. Your doctor may direct you to start at a low dose and gradually increase it. Do not take more or less than given.

Nortriptyline HCL is to be taken by mouth. Usually, it is taken 1 to 4 times a day. Remember to take each dose at the same time each day. For the best result, take it regularly. Let your doctor know if your condition does not improve or gets worse.

What are the side effects of Nortriptyline HCL?

  • Blurred vision
  • Dry mouth
  • Constipation
  • Weight gain or loss
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Unpleasant taste
  • Lack of coordination
  • Breast swelling
  • Impotence
  • Headache
  • Drowsiness

Warnings and Precautions

  • Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you are allergic to it. Tell as well if you have any medical history or current medications.
  • Do not suddenly stop taking this medication without the consent of your doctor.
  • This may not be recommended for use in pregnant women. If you are breastfeeding women, consult your doctor first.
  • Keep this at room temperature away from heat and moisture.