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Pamelor is a prescription medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of depression. Pamelor can also be prescribed to manage neuropathic pain. One study indicates that Pamelor may help kill cancer cells in some people with myeloma. Pamelor is also known by its drug name, nortriptyline.

Pamelor is a tricyclic antidepressant. Pamelor is believed to work by changing the balance of neurotransmitters in the brain.

How do I take it?
Pamelor is generally taken one or more times a day.

Pamelor is available in capsule and liquid forms.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Pamelor lists common side effects including increased heart rate, weakness, clumsiness, weight changes, nausea, constipation, trouble urinating, low blood pressure, sexual dysfunction, and blurred vision.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Pamelor include suicidal thoughts or behavior.

For more details about this treatment, visit:

Pamelor — RxList

Pain, Pain, Go Away: Antidepressants and Pain Management — National Center for Biotechnology Information

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