Nortriptyline

Last Update May 29, 2016
Nortriptyline is an antidepressant medication.
Uses: Our data suggest that Nortriptyline is taken for Pain and Nerve Pain, although it is not approved for these conditions. In addition, it is prescribed for Depression and Migraines. Read More
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Nortriptyline for treating Nerve Pain

Our data suggest that Nortriptyline is taken for Nerve Pain, although it is not approved for this condition.

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Terrific for Chronic Pain (Neuropathy) but Side Effect.... Alternatives?
| MrD
I've had chronic lower back pain for many years (classic S1 pain). My pain doctor asked if I was ever treated for neuropathy, and I told him "no." He prescribed this, and after the doses got up to 30 and better, the pain subsided for the first time in 8 years! Then I noticed the intolerable side effect: blurred vision. This scared me because I went through a similar incident several years earlier due to the side effect of a muscle relaxer, and I failed the regular glaucoma test. So now, we have to look for alternatives. The first one suggested - Gabapentin does look attractive at all! Anyone else experienced this side effect and found a good alternative besides Nortriptyline or Gabapentin?

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Nortriptilyne & Nerve Pain
| DollyJ
I was given Nortriptilyne at 10mg doses for trigeminal nerve pain, instructed to increase by 10 mg/day for a max of 50 mg. Seemed to help but it only lasted a few days at each interval increase. He just recently upped it to 100 mg/day but I'm a bit nervous since I also take Bupropion for depression. I have noticed some gastric issues, I have heartburn/indigestion daily with belching and the dry mouth is insane not to mention the constipation. I was just wondering if anyone has ever taken these tricyclic's together with or without issue?
May 5, 2015
Oh yeah that was one of it's downfalls. I gained 10lbs in a month and had trouble using the restroom, in both areas. Hard to start and couldn't ever finish emptying. Sorry if If that was a little TMI.

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Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
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Prescribing mode: Rx
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Prescribing mode: Rx
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