In such cases, tricyclic antidepressants such as nortriptyline
appear to work better.
Bupropion, which is more expensive than nortriptyline
, has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in programs to help people stop smoking.
In patients who were depressed and given nortriptyline
, blood glucose levels improved along with psychiatric health.
Alternative calibration strategies tor the clinical laboratory: application to nortriptyline
therapeutic drug monitoring.
These new neuropathic symptoms were reduced by nortriptyline
, but not completely controlled, and the patient found the symptoms to be very hard to tolerate.
For those with major depression who are antidepressant-naive, it may be most prudent to prescribe an SSRI or an SNRI for which there are no unfavorable data to date, such as fluoxetine or citalopram/escitalopram, or an older tricyclic antidepressant such as nortriptyline
Antidepressants, particularly fluoxetine (Prozac), nortriptyline
(Pamelor), trazodone (Desyrel), doxepin (Sinequan) and amitriptyline (Elavil or Endep), alleviate pain and sleeplessness in some cases.
Examples include doxepin (Adapin, Sinequan), amitriptyline (Elavil, Etrafon, Limbitrol, Triavil), desipramine (Norpramin), and nortriptyline
Psychostimulants such as amphetamine, dextroamphetamine (DEA), nortriptyline
, and methylphenidate have been used to enhance cognition and memory, modulate behavior, and arouse the neurological population for many years.
Antidepressants - such as nortriptyline
(Pamelor) and desipramine (Norpramin), among others - have also been used to treat ADD/ADHD when psychostimulants have been ineffective or have caused side effects.
The tricyclics amitriptyline, nortriptyline
and imipramine, in gradually increasing doses of 50 to 100mg per day, have been shown to break the chronic pain-depression-pain cycle in as little as 24-48 hours or within several weeks.
Thirty-one severely depressed children, ages 6 to 12, received either nortriptyline
or a placebo.