Norpress (Nortriptyline HCL)
What is Norpress (Nortriptyline HCL) used for?
Norpress (Nortriptyline Hydrochloride) is a type of antidepressant that is used to treat the symptoms of depression, as well as other conditions such as nerve pain or anxiety. This drug belongs to a class of drugs known as tricyclic antidepressants. It works by helping to increase the quantity of certain substances in the brain, which in turn helps to restore the equilibrium of neurotransmitters. It is believed that this may help to alleviate the symptoms of depression. This drug is sometimes used by smokers to help them to successfully quit smoking.
How should I use Norpress (Nortriptyline HCL)?
Norpress (Nortriptyline Hydrochloride) tablets should be taken orally. The exact dosage prescribed often varies, depending on the severity of the condition being treated. It is essential that patients consult their physician before taking this medication so that the correct dosage can be prescribed. Patients should be aware that it may take up to one month for the full benefits of this drug to be noticed. You should never abruptly discontinue taking this drug once you have started taking it, as this may cause withdrawal symptoms. In order to avoid this, your physician may gradually decrease your dosage.
What are the side effects of Norpress (Nortriptyline HCL)?
Norpress (Nortriptyline Hydrochloride) has been known to cause side effects in patients who take it. Some known side effects include:
Patients should consult their physician immediately if any of these side effects persist or worsen, or if they notice other more serious side effects such as severe heartburn, tremors, muscular spasms, extreme abdominal pain, a decrease in sexual ability or seizures.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Norpress (Nortriptyline Hydrochloride). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, especially heart problems, seizures or liver problems, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Patients who are currently taking an MAO inhibitor, or who have taken one within the last 14 days should never take this drug.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.