Generic Name: Pamelor
What is Pamelor?
Good to hear you have no testicular pain. My doctor was telling me that Pamelor has a long half-life in thebody and taking 50 mg or more per day in men can sometimes result in testicular pain such as swelling whichis the side effect I experienced. Dry mouth is 1 side effect with Pamelor. Half that should be fine. Also I forgot to add a dopaminergic. Noradrenergic things like DMAA and hordenine might take 5-8 hours of use to get the full effects, and I think this is because norepinephrine has to build in the synapse.
Whereas dopamine takes less time to build, in my experience. Dopaminergics seem to be more fast-acting than Noradrenergics against ADHD, anyway.
In fact, it is hypothesized that the brain will try to match levels of norepinephrine with more dopamine, and that is why SNRI's and NRI's take so long to get the full benefits. Also it is recommended that stimulants be taken for a month to reap the full benefits.
That is another reason why I think dopaminergics should be used in conjunction for an ADHD nootropic formula.
During post-marketing use of rasagiline, non-fatal cases of serotonin syndrome have been reported during concomitant antidepressant administration. At least 2 weeks should elapse between stopping rasagiline treatment and beginning therapy with any tricyclic antidepressants or related compounds.
Conversely, when discontinuing a tricyclic or related compound, it is advisable to wait the length of 4-5 half lives of the individual agent being discontinued prior to initiation with rasagiline. Regadenoson: Regadenoson has been associated with QT prolongation.
Drugs with a possible risk for QT prolongation and torsade de pointes TdP that should be used cautiously with regadenoson include tricyclic antidepressants. Remifentanil: Concomitant use of remifentanil with other CNS depressants, including tricyclic antidepressants TCAscan potentiate opioid-induced CNS and cardiorespiratory effects and the duration of these effects.
Additionally, cases of serotonin syndrome have been reported with concomitant use of opioids and serotonergic agents. If concurrent use is necessary, closely monitor the patient, particularly during remifentanil initiation and dosage adjustment. Discontinue remifentanil if serotonin syndrome is suspected or significant adverse events occur. Reserpine: Reserpine may have decreased antihypertensive effects in the presence of tricyclic antidepressants, and a stimulating effect has been noted in depressed patients taking reserpine along with a TCA.
How should I take Pamelor?
BTW, Pamelor is a tricyclic antidepressant and Paxil is a S. Generally, it is not good to take both, but maybe because the Pamelor and the Paxil is a low dose. When I slowly weaned off the Nortriptyline, which I was not on for any length of time, I went into a huge flare that stressed my body out so much, I also ended up with another outbreak of shingles.
I would start on the Klonopin 1st also. Between the Pamelor and Klonopin being new to you, by the time you take both--you will probably knock out at first and have a good nights sleep.
What should I avoid while taking Pamelor?
Pamelor has helped thousands of patients cope with depression. Antidepressants come with their own set of risks, but as long as you have a physician to help you on your journey to recovery, then you need not worry too much.
Below are Pamelor Nortriptyline reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. The effectiveness score is 9 and the side effect score is 6.
The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.
Pamelor side effects
If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of the reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture not in the bathroom. Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medication.
Common Pamelor ide effects may include:
Generally well tolerated and has fewer side effects than other medicines in the same class of drugs.
Edited by devinthayer, 06 October 2011 - 02:54 PM.
A: A review of package inserts and medical literature shows that there are potential interactions between nortriptyline and the other medications you are taking.
This could result in dangerous side effects.
Please hang in there. I first felt a great change after week and half of use. Other meds cause sexual side effects for me, I feel they numb me too much.
Where can I get more information?
TCAs are named for their three-ringed chemical structure.
Changes in blood sugar levels.