Nortriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant. Nortriptyline affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced.

Nortriptyline is used to treat symptoms of depression.

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  • Incidence not known
    Abdominal or stomach pain
    blurred vision
    burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
    chest pain or discomfort
    clay-colored stools
    cold sweats
    confusion about identity, place, and time false beliefs that cannot be changed by facts
    continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
    decreased urination
    difficulty in passing urine (dribbling)
    difficulty with speaking
    dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
    double vision
    fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
    feeling of warmth
    feeling, seeing, or hearing things that are not there
    feeling that others are watching you or controlling your behavior
    feeling that others can hear your thoughts
    general feeling of tiredness or weakness
    inability to move the arms, legs, or facial muscles
    inability to speak
    loss of balance control
    lower back or side pain
    mood or mental changes
    muscle spasm or jerking of all extremities
    muscle trembling, jerking, or stiffness
    pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
    painful or difficult urination
    pinpoint red or purple spots on the skin
    redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
    slurred speech
    sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
    stiffness of the limbs
    swelling of the face, ankles, legs, or hands
    talking, feeling, and acting with excitement
    trouble sleeping
    twisting movements of the body uncontrolled movements, especially of the face, neck, and back
    weakness in the arms, hands, legs, or feet
    Some nortriptyline side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

    Incidence not known
    Bigger, dilated, or enlarged pupils (black part of the eye)
    black tongue
    decreased interest in sexual ability or desire
    difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
    enlargement of the breast
    hair loss or thinning of the hair
    hives or welts
    increase in sexual ability or desire
    increased sensitivity of the eyes or skin to light
    pain or discomfort in the chest, upper stomach, or throat
    peculiar taste
    severe sunburn
    small red or purple spots on the skin
    swelling of the testicles
    swelling or inflammation of the mouth
    swollen, painful, or tender lymph glands on side of face or neck
    vision changes
    waking to urinate at night
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