Pamelor vs. Paxil
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
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|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. Paxil (Paroxetine) is good for treating depression and anxiety but it causes more weight gain, sleepiness, and withdrawal symptoms than other antidepressants.|
|How it works|
|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.||Paxil (Paroxetine) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant. It increases serotonin activity in the brain, which regulates mood.|
|Type of medication|
› Tricyclic antidepressant (TCA)Prescription only
› Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI)Prescription only
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|How well it works for depression|
The free Iodine Start program helps people track how well they are improving, and find the right antidepressant faster.
|The free Iodine Start program (personal reports and coaching) is currently only for antidepressants. For now, you can read our pharmacist info about this medication.Learn more about Pamelor (Nortriptyline) ›|
After 4 weeks using Start and Paxil (Paroxetine), here’s how much better people feel.
|Reviews & ratings|
We haven’t found good data for Pamelor side effects.FDA side effect reports for Pamelor »