Nortriptyline is an antidepressant used to treat mood disorders like depression. Sometimes, Nortriptyline is used as a part of a combination therapy, meaning you might take other medications along with it to improve your symptoms related to depression.
Nortriptyline has also been shown to help prevent and treat headaches and migraines, along with other maladies unrelated to depression, when taken regularly. For example, it’s been shown Nortriptyline can help you quit smoking. You can take Nortriptyline as either an oral capsule or as an oral suspension.
- How Is Nortriptyline Used?
Nortriptyline is a type of antidepressant known as a tricyclic antidepressant. It engages and increases specific chemicals in the central nervous system and in the brain to alleviate the symptoms of depression. The dosage can vary and will be specifically prescribed by your doctor depending on the particularity of your symptoms and the reasons for taking it. For example, the dosage amount for someone taking Nortriptyline will differ from someone taking it for migraine prevention rather than for someone taking it for depression relief.
It's important to follow your doctor's dosage guidelines as taking too much Nortriptyline can have adverse effects. Make sure the medicine cap is always tightly replaced on the bottle to prevent spills or children from getting into the medicine. Store your prescription at room temperature away from moisture. Definitely keep it away from kids.
- Is Nortriptyline Easy to Get?
Yes! You can easily get Nortriptyline from most pharmacists since it's a commonly used medication for those suffering from depression. Many insurance providers cover this generic drug and its brand name equivalents, Allegron, Noritren, Pamelor, Sensoval, and others.
We at Nurx™ can help you get access to Nortriptyline for headache and migraine at a low price whether or not you have insurance coverage. We make it easy to get a prescription from a licensed physician (which is necessary to obtain Nortriptyline) and then arrange to have it shipped directly and discreetly to your home. We work with doctors in many states, so it's as simple as signing on to your computer to consult with a doctor, getting a prescription, and then receiving your medication.
- What Precautions Should I Take Before Starting Nortriptyline?
Like many other tricyclic antidepressants, it's important to understand how Nortriptyline might interact with your current health state and any allergies you may have before beginning the medication. Definitely let your doctor about any known allergies, particularly those to Amitriptyline. If you've recently suffered from or have any of these conditions, let your doctor know:
Personal or family history of mental health disorders.
Make sure you talk with your doctor candidly about your health history, both personal and familial, before starting Nortriptyline to ensure a positive and effective experience.
- Are There Any Known Side Effects of Nortriptyline?
As with all antidepressants, there are some common and uncommon side effects associated with the use of Nortriptyline. While you may experience one or two side effects, it's highly unlikely you'll experience all the common side effects listed, or that you'll experience any from the uncommon list of side effects. That said, here are some of the most frequent side effects contributed to Nortriptyline:
Change in blood pressure.
Change in weight.
Decrease in sexual desire.
Nortriptyline has been associated with more severe (and also much more rare) side effects, which include:
Psychiatric problems like signs of mania, behavior changes, suicidal thoughts or behaviors, disorientation, and panic attacks.
Increased heart rate.
Increased eye pressure.
Inability to urinate.
If any of the common side effects you experience are impacting your life, let your doctor know so they can adjust your dosage as needed. Immediately contact your doctor if you experience any of the rare or uncommon side effects, as they can lead to serious health complications.
- Can I Take Nortriptyline With Other Medications?
Yes, you can! As with many other antidepressants and prescription drugs in general, you can safely take Nortriptyline with other medications. However, there are some interactions that can decrease the efficacy of Nortriptyline or lead to adverse health effects. Let your doctor know what other prescription, non-prescription, supplemental, and herbal medications you take regularly to ensure Nortriptyline is safe for you. A few medications known to interact with Nortriptyline include:
Some high blood pressure medications.
It's particularly important that you stop the use of any MOA inhibitors before starting Nortriptyline, as the two can cause serious, and sometimes fatal, reactions if used simultaneously. Check with your doctor regarding your specific circumstances, but generally, you need to be off the MOA inhibitor for at least two weeks before starting Nortriptyline and off of Nortriptyline for at least two weeks before restarting the MOA inhibitor.
- How do I get a prescription for Nortriptyline through Nurx?
It's easy to get a prescription for Nortriptyline through us at Nurx! We connect you with one of our doctors licensed in your state for a virtual consultation. After our doctors review your healthcare assessment, they can then prescribe Nortriptyline to treat your migraines if they feel it is the best treatment option. Since Nortriptyline is a generic drug, we can offer you a low out-of-pocket price even without any insurance.
If you're interested in receiving one of the brand name versions of Nortriptyline rather than the generic that we usually supply, we can work with you following your medical assessment to find the best medication to meet your needs.
- Can I buy this drug online through Nurx?
Yes! We're happy to provide access to Nortriptyline. If one of our providers decides that Nortriptyline is right for you and writes you a prescription, then submits your insurance and payment information, we'll ship your prescription directly to your home. We here at Nurx love helping busy people easily maintain their medications by allowing you to manage your prescriptions online and receive your medications at home without any need to go to the drugstore.
- How long would it take to deliver this drug if I bought it online?
After an online consultation with your doctor and receiving your prescription, it doesn't take long to receive your medications. After we've sent the request to our pharmacy, it takes three to five business days for your medication to arrive at your home.
- Who makes this drug?
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries manufactures Nortriptyline along with many other generic and brand name medications.
- Does Nortriptyline cause weight gain?
Some studies have shown that Nortriptyline can lead to weight gain of roughly one to three pounds per month of use. Generally, this leads to an average weight gain of around three to 16 pounds total while taking Nortriptyline. However, remember that everyone reacts differently to medications and your specific side effects will probably differ.
- Does Nortriptyline cause nightmares?
Nightmares and other sleep associated side effects have been associated with the use of Nortriptyline. However, everyone responds differently to the drug, so nightmares may or may not be a side effect for you.
- Does Nortriptyline help with anxiety?
Nortriptyline is used primarily to treat the symptoms of depression, one of which may be anxiety. You might find that Nortriptyline reduces anxiety as it relates to depression. Speak with your physician about any anxiety-related concerns when they're prescribing you a medication to ensure all your symptoms are addressed.
- Does Nortriptyline cause constipation?
Nortriptyline can cause constipation. However, doctors can help you alleviate that side effect with non-medical supports like diet and exercise, so just let your doctor know if constipation is one of your side effects.
- Does Nortriptyline cause dry mouth?
Yes, Nortriptyline can cause dry mouth. Luckily, this is a pretty simple side effect to ease on your own. Try chewing sugarless gum, sucking on hard candy, or increasing your water intake to help. If your dry mouth is particularly severe, contact your doctor and let them know.
- How Does Nurx Work?
Nurx is a telehealth platform offering easy online access to doctors and seamless delivery of medications. No more time-consuming trips to the clinic and no more frantic pharmacy runs. We put you in control of your own health, empowering you to get the care you need, when you need it. From diagnosis to delivery of prescriptions, we make every part of getting healthy and staying healthy, better. For more information and to signup, visit www.nurx.com and follow us @nurxapp on Twitter and Instagram.