Pamelor is most well-known as tricyclic medication used to treat depression and certain other mental health conditions. This antidepressant is believed to work by affecting chemicals in the brain which balances mood and provides energy.
What Are Common Uses of Pamelor?
While Pamelor is FDA-approved to treat depression caused by genetic, hereditary, and biological reasons, a doctor may occasionally prescribe it off-label for anxiety, stress, as well as neuropathic pain. Beyond that, Pamelor uses may be adjunct to help with quitting smoking and migraine if the first-line medications caused severe side effects or were not effective.
Pamelor is widely sold under the brand name of Nortriptyline which has been studied for efficacy in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease treatment as well as recovery after a stroke in depressive patients.
During the studies, Pamelor dosage of 25mg-100mg has been found effective to treat many mental health conditions and was generally well-tolerable causing mild side effects.
What Are the Contraindications of Pamelor?
Pamelor medication like other tricyclic antidepressants may have interactions with certain medications, herbs, and supplements that are contraindicated to take together.
The most common contraindicated interactions when taking Pamelor are:
- Blood thinners;
- Thyroid supplements;
- Sleeping pills;