Nortriptyline/Aventyl



- Discussion:
    - for endogenous depression; tricyclic antidepressant;
    - adult: 50-100mg PO qhs;
    - increase to 300 mg/day if needed;
    - note many anticholinergic side effects including blurred vision; urinary retention, dry mouth;
           - as compared to other tricyclic antidepressants, nortriptyline has mild-moderate sedative effects, and minimal side effects w/ regard to orthostatic hypotension and nausea



Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Monday, July 30, 2012 4:41 pm