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. Prozac (Fluoxetine) is good for treating depression and anxiety. It's more energizing than other antidepressants, but may not be the best choice for people who have trouble sleeping. 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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Sleep difficulty 20%
Muscle weakness 12%
Dry mouth 9%
Lower sex drive 9%
Loss of appetite 7%
More Prozac side effects » How it works Pamelor Prozac 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. Prozac (Fluoxetine) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant. It increases serotonin activity in the brain, which regulates mood. Type of medication Pamelor Prozac Antidepressant
› Tricyclic antidepressant (TCA)
Prescription only Antidepressant
› Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI)
Prescription only Available as Pamelor Prozac Pill Delayed release capsule Liquid Used for (click to learn more) Pamelor Prozac Risk factors for serious side effects Pamelor Prozac › 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 › Stopping Prozac (Fluoxetine) suddenly › History of heart problems › History of liver problems › Drug interactions › Taking other blood-thinning drugs › History of bipolar disorder › At risk for bipolar disorder Detailed Prozac (Fluoxetine) risks & warnings »
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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 Prozac › Take it with food and/or at bedtime to decrease the potential side effects. › Take in the morning with food to avoid side effects.
Sex Pamelor Prozac No sex related info. › Can cause sexual side effects like low libido and an inability to orgasm or ejaculate. Upsides and benefits Pamelor Prozac › 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. › Lowers relapse rates of depression and bulimia nervosa. › Causes less sleepiness than other antidepressants. › It's more energizing than other antidepressants, so it's good for people who have low energy. › It has been used to treat depression for a long time, so there's a lot of information available about how it works and how safe it is. › Six out of ten people who use an antidepressant for the first time find that it works for them. Downsides and risks Pamelor Prozac › 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 increase feelings of anxiety or cause headaches during the first few weeks of taking it. These effects should go away over time. › More likely than other antidepressants to interact with other medications you're taking. › Like most antidepressants, it can cause a higher risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior for people younger than 24. › 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 Prozac › 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 in the morning with food to avoid side effects. › 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 Prozac Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert