How Long Does Pamelor Stay In Your System?
- 1. How Long Does Pamelor (Nortriptyline) Stay In Your System?
- 2. Pamelor (Nortriptyline) Prescription Facts
- 3. Pamelor (Nortriptyline) Regulations
- 4. Most Commonly Abused Drugs Containing Pamelor (Nortriptyline)
- 5. How Pamelor (Nortriptyline) Affects The Brain And Body
- 6. How Long Does Pamelor (Nortriptyline) Stay In Your Urine, Hair and Blood?
- 7. Half-Life Of Pamelor (Nortriptyline)
- 8. Factors That Influence How Long Pamelor (Nortriptyline) Stays In Your System
- 9. How Long Does Pamelor (Nortriptyline) Stay In Your Urine, Hair and Blood?
Nortriptyline (brand name Pamelor) belongs to a class of drugs called antidepressants and is most often used to treat depression and certain mood disorders. While nortriptyline’s most common and approved use is in the treatment of depression, it is also sometimes prescribed for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults, children, and adolescents or as adjunctive therapy for chronic pain conditions.
Nortriptyline belongs to a class of drugs called tricyclic antidepressants. Pamelor works by helping to regulate the levels of certain chemicals in the brain.
Pamelor is only available with a prescription and should only be taken while under a physician’s care. Be sure to inform your doctor of any allergies or reactions to drugs before taking nortriptyline.
Nortriptyline works by affecting the levels of certain chemicals in the brain that are associated with emotions. It is believed to function as a reuptake inhibitor of the chemicals norepinephrine and serotonin, which are responsible for mood regulation.
While many do greatly benefit from Pamelor’s desired effects, it may also cause some unwanted side effects. Some of the most common side effects include:
- Dizziness and lightheadedness
- Weight gain
- Dry mouth
Consult your doctor if you experience any of these more rare but serious side effects:
- Severe stomach or abdominal pain
- Persistent heartburn
- Mask-like facial expressions
- Muscle spasms
- Decreased sexual drive
- Enlarged and/or painful breasts
Nortriptyline works to increase serotonin levels in the brain. In very rare cases, this can lead to a serious condition called serotonin syndrome/toxicity. Seek medical attention right away if you experience one or more of the following symptoms while taking Pamelor:
- Shivering and goosebumps
- A severe headache
- Agitation or restlessness
- Dilated pupils
- Changes in blood pressure
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Unexplained fever
- Rapid heart rate
- Loss of muscle coordination or twitching muscles
- Heavy sweating
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