Improves your mood. Pamelor (Nortriptyline) is a good option for treating depression, especially for people who also have problems with persistent nerve pain. Improves mood and helps you relax. Celexa (Citalopram) is good for treating depression and anxiety. Might be less likely to cause side effects than some antidepressants, but not the best choice for people with heart or liver problems. Find lowest prices Save on your next prescription. Be sure you’re getting the lowest price for your medication, even if you have insurance. Reviews & ratings Everyone Men Women Filter group. All currently selected Everyone Men Women All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ Filter group. All currently selected All ages 18-34 35-54 55+
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Dry mouth 6%
Abnormal ejaculation 5%
Ejaculation disorder 5%
Sweating increased 2%
Loss of appetite 2%
More Celexa side effects » How it works Pamelor Celexa Pamelor (Nortriptyline) is a tricyclic antidepressant (TCA). It helps improve your mood by altering the levels of serotonin, norepinephrine, and other similar chemicals in your brain. Celexa (Citalopram) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant. It increases serotonin activity in the brain, which regulates mood. Type of medication Pamelor Celexa Antidepressant
› Tricyclic antidepressant (TCA)
Prescription only Antidepressant
› Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI)
Prescription only Available as Pamelor Celexa Used for (click to learn more) Pamelor Celexa Risk factors for serious side effects Pamelor Celexa › Age 24 years or younger › Stopping Pamelor (Nortriptyline) suddenly › Using other medications that affect serotonin › History of heart disease › Older age › Electrolyte imbalance Detailed Pamelor (Nortriptyline) risks & warnings » › Age 24 years or younger › Using other medications that affect serotonin › History of bipolar disorder › At risk for bipolar disorder › Stopping Celexa (Citalopram) suddenly › Higher dose › History of heart problems › History of liver problems › Older age › Taking other blood-thinning drugs Detailed Celexa (Citalopram) risks & warnings »
The FDA hasn’t classified this medicine’s effects on unborn babies. Talk with your doctor about this medicine if you’re pregnant or planning on it.
Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.
Food Pamelor Celexa › Take it with food and/or at bedtime to decrease the potential side effects. › Take with food to avoid upset stomach.
Kidneys and liver Pamelor Celexa No kidneys and liver related info. › Not a good option for you if you have heart or liver problems.
Sex Pamelor Celexa No sex related info. › Can cause sexual side effects like low libido and an inability to orgasm or ejaculate.
Weight Pamelor Celexa No weight related info. › Can cause minor weight gain (1 to 5 pounds). Upsides and benefits Pamelor Celexa › Helpful with treating certain types of pain, like migraines or nerve-related pain. › Generally well tolerated and has fewer side effects than other medicines in the same class of drugs. › Effective at relieving depression and anxiety symptoms. › Causes less sleepiness compared to other antidepressants. › Six out of ten people who use an antidepressant for the first time find that it works for them. Downsides and risks Pamelor Celexa › Side effects are usually manageable, but can be annoying. › Increases the risk of falls, especially when used in the elderly. › There's an increased chance of it causing heart problems, especially in people with a history of heart problems. › Can cause sexual side effects like low libido and an inability to orgasm or ejaculate. › Can cause minor weight gain (1 to 5 pounds). › Celexa (Citalopram) can cause an irregular heartbeat if you take a high dose (40 mg a day, or more). › Not a good option for you if you have heart or liver problems. › Like most antidepressants, it can cause a higher risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior for people younger than 24 years. › The first antidepressant you try doesn't always work or it can cause side effects you really don't like. You might need to try a few different medications until you find one that works for you. Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication Pamelor Celexa › Needs to be taken every day for 1 to 2 weeks to start feeling better, and for 6 to 8 weeks to see the full effect of the medication. › It's important to keep taking Pamelor (Nortriptyline) even when you feel your symptoms are getting better. › Take it with food and/or at bedtime to decrease the potential side effects. › If you decide to stop taking Pamelor (Nortriptyline), work with your doctor to slowly get off this medicine to avoid getting withdrawal symptoms. › Tell your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or unusual thoughts. › Take with food to avoid upset stomach. › Takes about 8 to 12 weeks to see the medication's full effects on your mood. › Stop taking it slowly to avoid getting withdrawal symptoms. › Tell your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or unusual thoughts. Learn more More about Pamelor Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert More about Celexa Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert