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Nortriptyline Withdrawal and Tapering Help
Nortriptyline Hydrochloride is the active metabolite of Amitriptyline and is considered a second-generation tricylic antidepressant (TCA). It is also marketed as Sensoval, Aventyl, Pamelor, Norpress, Allegraon, Noritren and Nortrilen.
Notriptyline is approved for the treatment of major depression and childhood nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting), but it is also used off-label for panic disorder, irritable bowel, migraines and chronic pain. Although Nortriptyline and other Tricyclic Antidepressants are frequently prescribed for gastroparesis, a randomized clinical trial published in the December 25, 2013 issue of JAMA Medical Journal showed Nortriptyline was not more effective than placebo.
Tricyclic Antidepressants were developed in the early 1950s amid the explosive expansion of psychopharmacology and named after their chemical structure that contains three rings of atoms. Tricyclics began with the synthesis of chlorpromazine in December 1950 and generated significant revenue as an antipsychotic by 1955. This spurred chemists to explore other derivatives. The first clinical trial took place in 1955 and it wasn't long before Tricyclics became the first choice for the treatment of depression. But due to their side effect profile, Tricylics have been largely replaced by SSRIs and other antidepressants.
Nortriptyline is a 2nd generation Tricyclic Antidepressant with common side effects that include dry mouth, sedation, constipation, increased appetite, blurred vision, tinnitus, euphoria and mania. An occasional side effect is a rapid or irregular heart beat and alcohol can exacerbate side effects and should be avoided.
All Tricyclics, including Nortiprtyline, have a narrow therapeutic index, increasing the likelihood of an overdose (both accidental and intentional). Close monitoring is recommended for any patient on Nortriptyline with a history of cardiovascular disease, glaucoma, stroke, seizures, or hyperthyroid. Nortriptyline should not be combined with MAO Inhibitors, Turmeric or Curcumin due to the risk of Serotonin Syndrome.
Nortriptyline should not be abruptly or rapidly discontinued due to the potential of severe withdrawal symptoms. It is recommended to do a slow taper to minimize symptoms.
Many find that even a slow taper from Nortriptyline causes withdrawal symptoms that interfere with every aspect of life. Our team of experts uses slow titration schedules, but also use all-natural, calming Nutraceuticals to help ease withdrawal symptoms.
Our non-profit company has assisted people in 73 countries to regain their freedom. We can help you.
If you'd like our assistance to taper Nortriptyline please send our nonprofit a confidential inquiry, telephone tollfree 866.605.2333 or get started on our program today.
How Point of Return can Help You
The Point of Return Program is an in-home tapering program that allows you to gradually lessen the amount of Nortriptyline while also implementing the use of all-natural, calming nutraceuticals to help ease symptoms. Nortriptyline is dangerous to abruptly or rapidly stop and our program is a proven, viable, low-cost option to continue living your life while tapering.
We are prescription drug experts that specialize in Antidepressant withdrawals.
How Our Nortriptyline Withdrawal Program Works:
- Our non-profit team guides you every step of the way through your Nortriptyline taper.
- The Point of Return program includes nutraceuticals to help minimize Nortriptyline withdrawal symptoms.
- We identify possible interaction items so your Nortriptyline withdrawal is more comfortable.
- Instead of adding in other medications in an attempt to reduce Nortriptyline withdrawal, we take an all-natural, non-drugging approach to addiction.
- Begin our program and start the process of escaping Nortriptyline addiction.
Included in our Nortriptyline Withdrawal Program
*nutraceuticals are used throughout the taper
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Nortriptyline Withdrawal Symptoms May Include:
aggression, anxiety, balance issues , blurred vision, brain zaps, concentration impairment, constipation, crying spells, depersonalization, diarrhea, dizziness. electric shock sensations, fatigue, flatulence, flu-like symptoms, hallucinations, hostility, highly emotional, indigestion, irritability, impaired speech, insomnia, jumpy nerves, lack of coordination, lethargy, migraine headaches / increased headaches, nausea, nervousness, over-reacting to situations, paranoia, repetitive thoughts or songs, sensory & sleep disturbances, severe internal restlessness (akathisia), stomach cramps, tremors, tinnitus (ear ringing or buzzing), tingling sensations, troubling thoughts, visual hallucinations / illusions, vivid dreams, speech or visual changes, worsened depression
Nortriptyline Side Effects May Include:
abdominal cramps, agitation, anxiety, black tongue, blurred vision, breast development in males, breast enlargement, confusion, constipation, delusions, diarrhea, dilation of pupils, disorientation, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, excessive or spontaneous flow of milk, excessive urination at night, fatigue, fever, fluid retention, flushing, frequent urination, hair loss, hallucinations, headache, heart attack, high or low blood pressure, high or low blood sugar, hives, impotence, inability to sleep, inability to urinate, increased or decreased sex drive, inflammation of the mouth, intestinal blockage, itching, loss of appetite, loss of coordination, nausea, nightmares, numbness, panic, perspiration, pins and needles in the arms and legs, rapid, fluttery, or irregular heartbeat, rash, reddish or purplish spots on skin, restlessness, ringing in the ears, seizures, sensitivity to light, stomach upset, strange taste, stroke, swelling of the testicles, swollen glands, tingling, tremors, vision problems, vomiting, weakness, weight gain or loss, yellow eyes and skin
Other names for Nortriptyline include: Pamelor, Aventyl, Norpress, Allegraon, Noritren, Nortilen)
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