Norpress (Nortriptyline HCL)
What is Norpress (Nortriptyline HCL) used for?
Norpress (Nortiptyline Hydrochloride) is a tricyclic antidepressant prescribed to treat patients who are suffering from depression. The medication balances the levels of neurotransmitters in the brain to reduce symptoms of irritability, fatigue, feelings of worthlessness, or guilt. This action may also be effective for reducing bed wetting in young children or for reducing nerve pain. Your physician may prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Norpress (Nortriptyline HCL)?
Norpress (Nortiptyline Hydrochloride) should be taken according to your physician's instructions to get the most effective results. The typical dosage is one tablet taken one to four times daily, but your individual regimen will depend on the condition being treated and the severity of your symptoms. These may be taken with or without food and should be swallowed with a glass of water. Never split, crush, or chew the tablets before use to avoid destroying or changing the effects of the contents. Ask your doctor or pharmacist any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Norpress (Nortriptyline HCL)?
Side effects that may occur while using Norpress (Nortriptyline HCL) include:
More serious side effects that may require emergency medical assistance are sensitive skin, sudden numbness, disorientation, faintness, chest pain, muscle tremors, hallucinations, painful urination, seizures, or jaundice. Inform your physician immediately if any symptoms become intense or worrying to make sure the correct changes are made to your dosage to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Norpress (Nortriptyline Hydrochloride) should not be used to treat patients with arrhythmias, a recent heart attack, heart disease, porphyrias, closed angle glaucoma, if you have taken an MAOI medication in the last two weeks, or if you are currently in the manic phase of bipolar disorder. It is also important to inform your physician if you have any other conditions that may cause unexpected health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, hypothyroidism, a psychotic illness, suicidal thoughts, history of seizures, urinary retention, history of glaucoma, or a tumor affecting the adrenal gland. These conditions may require adjustments to your regimen to prevent potential complications from developing.
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, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.