Your doctor prescribed nortriptyline to help relieve your pain. Although it is often used to treat depression, it is also used for pain and to improve sleep. It has been found to be safe and effective over many years of use, and it is not addictive.
The right dose of this medicine is different for each person. It is important for you and your doctor to find the dose that works best for you. This medicine may make you sleepy, so be sure to take it at bedtime. Follow your doctor's instructions exactly.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of:
February 19, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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