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nortriptyline

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nortriptyline /nor·trip·ty·line/ (nor-trip´tĭ-lēn) a tricyclic antidepressant, used as the hydrochloride salt to treat depression and panic disorder and to relieve chronic severe pain.
nortriptyline [nor-trip´tĭ-lēn]
a tricyclic antidepressant, administered orally as the hydrochloride salt; it is also used to treat panic disorder and chronic severe pain.

Nortriptyline
Neuropharmacology A tricyclic antidepressant. See Tricyclic antidepressants.


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Sixty-eight type 2 diabetic patients with poor glycemic control, 28 of whom had active major depression (DSM-IIIR), completed a randomized, double-blind trial of eight weeks of treatment with nortriptyline in doses to achieve blood levels of 50-150 ng/ml.
Both escitalopram and nortriptyline have their effect through the mood modulating neurotransmitter systems.
 
 
 

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