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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