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These medications are comparable to Lyrica (Pregabalin) or used for similar purposes.

Lyrica
(Pregabalin)

Cymbalta
(Duloxetine)

Norpramin
(Desipramine)

Neurontin
(Gabapentin)

Pamelor
(Nortriptyline)

Tegretol
(Carbamazepine)

Lamictal
(Lamotrigine)

Qudexy Xr
(Topiramate)

Lidoderm
(Lidocaine)

Elavil
(Amitriptyline)

Treats nerve pain and prevents seizures. Lyrica (Pregabalin) works well as an add-on medicine for seizures and fibromyalgia, but it's especially effective for nerve-related pain after shingles. Not available as a generic, so it might be expensive.Improves mood and relieves certain kinds of pain. Cymbalta (Duloxetine) is good for treating depression and anxiety, and may help with chronic pain. More likely than other antidepressants to cause problems if you drink or have high blood pressure.Coming soon.Treats tingling and burning nerve pain. Neurontin (Gabapentin) is an old seizure disorder medicine that's now used to treat nerve-related pain caused by different conditions.Improves your mood. Pamelor (Nortriptyline) is a good option for treating depression, especially for people who also have problems with persistent nerve pain.Prevents seizures, stabilizes mood, and relieves nerve pain. Tegretol (Carbamazepine) is useful for preventing seizures and relieving certain types of nerve pain, but interacts with many drugs.Prevents seizures and stabilizes mood. Lamictal (Lamotrigine) is most useful for treating severe seizure disorders, and for bipolar disorder with more depression symptoms than manic symptoms. Just be careful to increase your dose slowly to avoid skin rash.Prevents seizures and migraine headaches. Qudexy Xr (Topiramate) is useful for preventing seizures and migraines, and doesn't require blood tests while you're on it.Treats nerve pain. Lidoderm (Lidocaine) patches work well by releasing a local anesthetic into the skin and relieving pain by targeting damaged nerves.Improves mood and relieves certain kinds of pain. Elavil (Amitriptyline) is an older antidepressant that's sometimes used to treat pain and sleep problems, but it can have more side effects than similar medications.
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Reviews for Lyrica (Pregabalin)
46%
of people say Lyrica (Pregabalin) is worth it
41%
say it works well
32%
say it's a big hassle
Reviews for Cymbalta (Duloxetine)
59%
+13% vs. Lyrica (Pregabalin)
49%
+8% vs. Lyrica (Pregabalin)
24%
+8% vs. Lyrica (Pregabalin)

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Reviews for Neurontin (Gabapentin)
57%
+11% vs. Lyrica (Pregabalin)
39%
2% vs. Lyrica (Pregabalin)
19%
+13% vs. Lyrica (Pregabalin)

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Reviews for Tegretol (Carbamazepine)
58%
+12% vs. Lyrica (Pregabalin)
42%
+1% vs. Lyrica (Pregabalin)
21%
+11% vs. Lyrica (Pregabalin)
Reviews for Lamictal (Lamotrigine)
67%
+21% vs. Lyrica (Pregabalin)
58%
+17% vs. Lyrica (Pregabalin)
19%
+13% vs. Lyrica (Pregabalin)
Reviews for Qudexy Xr (Topiramate)
54%
+8% vs. Lyrica (Pregabalin)
52%
+11% vs. Lyrica (Pregabalin)
33%
1% vs. Lyrica (Pregabalin)

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Reviews for Elavil (Amitriptyline)
52%
+6% vs. Lyrica (Pregabalin)
34%
7% vs. Lyrica (Pregabalin)
23%
+9% vs. Lyrica (Pregabalin)
Side effects
LyricaCymbaltaNorpraminNeurontinPamelorTegretolLamictalTopamaxLidocaineElavil
  • Dizziness 36%
  • Nerve damage 34%
  • Drowsiness 24%
  • Lack of muscle coordination 24%
  • Weight gain 15%
  • Constipation 13%
  • Weight increased 12%
  • Dry mouth 12%
  • Leg or ankle swelling 12%
  • Vision blurred 11%
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  • Nausea 15%
  • Dry mouth 8%
  • Drowsiness 8%
  • Constipation 7%
  • Somnolencee 7%
  • Decreased appetite 7%
  • Fatigued 6%
  • Sleep difficulty 5%
  • Dizziness 4%
  • Fatigue 4%
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We haven’t found good data for Norpramin side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Norpramin »
  • Dizziness 21%
  • Drowsiness 16%
  • Lack of muscle coordination 7%
  • Leg or ankle swelling 6%
  • Fatigue 6%
  • Hostility 5%
  • Involuntary eye movement 4%
  • Double vision 4%
  • Tremor 4%
  • Dry mouth 4%
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We haven’t found good data for Pamelor side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Pamelor »
  • Dizziness 32%
  • Drowsiness 19%
  • Nausea 19%
  • Vomiting 15%
  • Itching 6%
  • Constipation 5%
  • Dry mouth 5%
  • Muscle weakness 4%
  • Blurred vision 4%
  • Rash 3%
More Tegretol side effects »
  • Double vision 41%
  • Dizziness 27%
  • Lack of muscle coordination 18%
  • Blurred vision 15%
  • Nausea 14%
  • Vomiting 14%
  • Headache 10%
  • Inflammation inside the nose 5%
  • Sleep difficulty 4%
  • Incoordination 4%
More Lamictal side effects »
  • Tingling sensation 45%
  • Slowed-down thinking and movements 19%
  • Dizziness 17%
  • Drowsiness 17%
  • Fatigue 17%
  • Change in taste 14%
  • Difficulty with concentration/attention 13%
  • Nervousness 12%
  • Difficulty with memory 11%
  • Vision abnormal 11%
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The Lidocaine FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.

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The Elavil FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.

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How it works
LyricaCymbaltaNorpraminNeurontinPamelorTegretolLamictalTopamaxLidocaineElavil
Lyrica (Pregabalin) is a nerve pain reliever. Researchers don't know exactly how it works, but it has a similar structure to GABA, a neurotransmitter that calms nerves in the brain and spinal cord.Cymbalta (Duloxetine) is a serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) antidepressant. It increases serotonin and norepinephrine activity in the brain, which regulates mood.Coming soon.Neurontin (Gabapentin) is an antiepileptic and nerve pain reliever. Researchers don't know exactly how it works, but it has a similar structure to GABA, a neurotransmitter that calms nerves in the brain and spinal cord.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.Tegretol (Carbamazepine) is an antiepileptic. Researchers don't know exactly how it works, but it seems to block certain kinds of nerve activity to reduce seizures and pain.Lamictal (Lamotrigine) is an antiepileptic. Researchers don't know exactly how it works, but it seems to calm nerve activity in the brain.Qudexy Xr (Topiramate) is an antiepileptic. Researchers don't know exactly how it works, but it seems to affect multiple parts of the brain to control seizures and migraines.Lidoderm (Lidocaine) is a local anesthetic. It absorbs into your skin where it targets damaged nerves and relieves burning pain.Elavil (Amitriptyline) is a tricyclic antidepressant (TCA). Researchers don't know exactly how it works. It may change serotonin and norepinephrine activity in the brain, which regulates mood and pain perception. It also has sedative effects.
Type of medication
LyricaCymbaltaNorpraminNeurontinPamelorTegretolLamictalTopamaxLidocaineElavil
Anticonvulsant
GABA analog
Prescription only
Antidepressant
Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI)
Prescription only
Coming soon.
Anticonvulsant
GABA analog
Prescription only
Antidepressant
Tricyclic antidepressant (TCA)
Prescription only
AnticonvulsantPrescription only
AnticonvulsantPrescription only
AnticonvulsantPrescription only
Local anestheticPrescription only
Antidepressant
Tricyclic antidepressant (TCA)
Prescription only
Available as
LyricaCymbaltaNorpraminNeurontinPamelorTegretolLamictalTopamaxLidocaineElavil
  • Pill
  • Liquid
  • Extended release
  • Pill
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  • Oral solution
  • Pill
  • Liquid
  • Pill
  • Extended release
  • Chewable tablet
  • Oral suspension
  • Pill
  • Extended release
  • Chewable tablet
  • Dissolving tablet
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  • Extended release capsule
  • Cream, gel, or ointment
  • Jelly
  • Spray
  • Topical solution
  • Patch
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Used for (click to learn more)
LyricaCymbaltaNorpraminNeurontinPamelorTegretolLamictalTopamaxLidocaineElavil
  • Depression
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 Lyrica (Pregabalin)

After 4 weeks using Start and Cymbalta (Duloxetine), here’s how much better people feel.

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 Norpramin (Desipramine)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 Neurontin (Gabapentin)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)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 Tegretol (Carbamazepine)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 Lamictal (Lamotrigine)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 Qudexy Xr (Topiramate)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 Lidoderm (Lidocaine)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 Elavil (Amitriptyline)
Risk factors for serious side effects
LyricaCymbaltaNorpraminNeurontinPamelorTegretolLamictalTopamaxLidocaineElavil
    • Taking with alcohol
    • Taking other medicines that make you less alert
    • History of unusual swelling (angioedema)
    • Taking other medications that can angioedema
    • History of cardiovascular disease
    • Taking with certain diabetes medications
    • Stopping Lyrica (Pregabalin) suddenly
      • Both male and females taking Lyrica (Pregabalin)
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      Pregnancy category
      LyricaCymbaltaNorpraminNeurontinPamelorTegretolLamictalTopamaxLidocaineElavil
      CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

      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.

      See the FDA package insert
      CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

      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.

      See the FDA package insert
      NFDA pregnancy category (Unknown)

      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.

      See the FDA package insert
      CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

      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.

      See the FDA package insert
      NFDA pregnancy category (Unknown)

      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.

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      DFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

      Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

      See the FDA package insert
      CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

      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.

      See the FDA package insert
      DFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

      Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

      See the FDA package insert
      BFDA pregnancy category (Probably safe)

      Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

      See the FDA package insert
      CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

      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.

      See the FDA package insert
      Alcohol
      • It's not safe to take this medication with alcohol or other drugs that make you drowsy.
      No specific alcohol-related info.No specific alcohol-related info.
      • You can't skip or miss doses since suddenly stopping Neurontin (Gabapentin) can cause seizures. This is even more likely if you drink alcohol, so it might not be the best medication for heavy drinkers.
      No specific alcohol-related info.No specific alcohol-related info.No specific alcohol-related info.No specific alcohol-related info.No specific alcohol-related info.No specific alcohol-related info.
      Food
      No specific food-related info.
      • Take with food to avoid upset stomach.
      No specific food-related info.
      • Take the extended-release tablet with food.
      • Take it with food and/or at bedtime to decrease the potential side effects.
      No specific food-related info.
      • Take with food to avoid upset stomach.
      No specific food-related info.No specific food-related info.No specific food-related info.
      Kidneys and liver
      • Some people taking Lyrica (Pregabalin) develop muscle damage leading to kidney failure (rhabdomyolysis), however, this is very rare. Tell your doctor if you develop sudden muscle pain, weakness or fever and there is no other related cause.
      • Not a good option if you're a heavy drinker, or if you have liver or kidney problems.
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      • A few people will get kidney stones.
      No specific kidneys and liver-related info.No specific kidneys and liver-related info.
      Sex
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      Sleep
      • Lyrica (Pregabalin) is likely to cause some side effects, including memory problems, drowsiness, dizziness, and confusion.
      • Can make you drowsy or dizzy.
      • It's not safe to take this medication with alcohol or other drugs that make you drowsy.
      No specific sleep-related info.No specific sleep-related info.
      • Neurontin (Gabapentin) is likely to cause some side effects, including memory problems, drowsiness, dizziness, or confusion.
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      • Low doses of Elavil (Amitriptyline) start working in 45 minutes to help you sleep better.
      • Can cause dizziness, drowsiness, constipation, and weight gain.
      Weight
      No specific weight-related info.No specific weight-related info.No specific weight-related info.No specific weight-related info.No specific weight-related info.No specific weight-related info.No specific weight-related info.
      • Can cause sleepiness, speech problems, tingling sensations, and weight loss.
      No specific weight-related info.
      • It's more likely to cause sleepiness, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, and weight gain (1 to 5 pounds) than other antidepressants.
      • Can cause dizziness, drowsiness, constipation, and weight gain.
      Upsides and benefits
      LyricaCymbaltaNorpraminNeurontinPamelorTegretolLamictalTopamaxLidocaineElavil
      • Relieves nerve-related (neuropathic) pain caused by different conditions including diabetes, shingles (herpes zoster), fibromyalgia, and spinal cord damage.
      • Studies show that lower doses of Lyrica (Pregabalin) cause fewer side effects and still relieve pain just as well as higher doses.
      • Also used in combination with other medications to treat epilepsy (partial seizures).
      • Effective at relieving depression and anxiety symptoms.
      • Lowers relapse rates for depression.
      • Can relieve some types of chronic pain. Might be particularly good at pain relief for people who are also depressed.
      • Six out of ten people who use an antidepressant for the first time find that it works for them.
      Coming soon.
      • Originally used to treat epilepsy (partial seizures), but now it primarily treats neuropathic pain that's caused by nerve stimulation or damage.
      • Studies show it's most effective for nerve pain from diabetes, shingles, and fibromyalgia (a painful muscle condition).
      • It's available as a generic, so it's less expensive than similar medications.
      • 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.
      • Lowers the frequency of seizures, especially for people with tonic-clonic and partial seizures.
      • First-line option for trigeminal neuralgia (nerve pain involving the face, head, and neck), and can relieve other types of nerve pain.
      • May be helpful in stabilizing mood for people with bipolar disorder.
      • Effective at lowering the frequency of seizures in people with epilepsy or Lennox-Gestaut syndrome. Typically used together with other medications for severe seizure disorders.
      • Works best for partial, tonic-clonic, and absence seizures.
      • A first-line treatment for bipolar disorder. Effective long-term treatment for stabilizing mood. Prevents both depressive and manic episodes, but the effect is greater for preventing depression.
      • Doesn't require routine blood tests.
      • Used on its own or with other antiepileptic medicines to lower the frequency of seizures, especially for people with tonic-clonic or partial seizures, or Lennox-Gestaut syndrome.
      • Helpful in preventing frequent migraine headaches.
      • Doesn't need routine blood tests.
      • Lidoderm (Lidocaine) can treat pain better for people who can't take oral pain medications due to allergies or bad side effects.
      • Has been shown to relieve nerve pain due to shingles for up to 12 hours at a time.
      • Patches can be cut into smaller pieces to best fit the areas of skin they need to be used on.
      • Low doses work well to treat certain kinds of chronic pain. It can take 2 weeks to feel the full effects of the medication.
      • Low doses of Elavil (Amitriptyline) start working in 45 minutes to help you sleep better.
      • Six out of every ten people who use an antidepressant for the first time find that it works for them.
      Downsides and risks
      LyricaCymbaltaNorpraminNeurontinPamelorTegretolLamictalTopamaxLidocaineElavil
      • Not available as a generic, so it can be pricey.
      • You can't skip or miss doses since suddenly stopping Lyrica (Pregabalin) can cause seizures.
      • Lyrica (Pregabalin) is likely to cause some side effects, including memory problems, drowsiness, dizziness, and confusion.
      • Has a higher risk than other pain medicines of affecting your heart rate or rhythm, so it might not be the best choice if you have cardiovascular disease (previous heart attack, stroke, fast/uncontrolled heart rate, or irregular heartbeat).
      • Not a good option if you're a heavy drinker, or if you have liver or kidney problems.
      • Not the best option for people with high blood pressure.
      • Like most antidepressants, can cause higher risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior for people age 24 and younger.
      • 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.
      Coming soon.
      • Neurontin (Gabapentin) is likely to cause some side effects, including memory problems, drowsiness, dizziness, or confusion.
      • You can't skip or miss doses since suddenly stopping Neurontin (Gabapentin) can cause seizures. This is even more likely if you drink alcohol, so it might not be the best medication for heavy drinkers.
      • 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.
      • Interacts with many other medicines and supplements.
      • Higher risk of skin reactions compared to other antiepileptic medicines, ranging from mild to life-threatening rash.
      • Can cause blurry vision, dizziness, and upset stomach.
      • Requires routine blood tests to see how the medicine is affecting your body.
      • Not safe to use if you're pregnant.
      • Can cause double vision, dizziness, sleepiness, and headache.
      • Has the risk of a rare but life-threatening rash.
      • Can make hormonal birth control less effective.
      • Might be less effective than other medicines for treating manic episodes (acute mania) in people with bipolar disorder.
      • Can cause sleepiness, speech problems, tingling sensations, and weight loss.
      • A few people will get kidney stones.
      • Not safe to use if you're pregnant.
      • Can cause skin irritation after using it the first time, but for most people it's mild and goes away in a few minutes or hours.
      • Used patches contain enough medicine to be dangerous to children and pets, so store and dispose of the patches in a safe place out of their reach.
      • Might not be the best choice if you've had allergic reactions to numbing medications (local anesthetics) in the past.
      • Even though only small amounts of Lidoderm (Lidocaine) are absorbed into the body through the skin, if you're taking medications that treat arrhythmias, Lidoderm (Lidocaine) can affect how they work.
      • Patches shouldn't be left on for more than 12 hours, used on very large areas of skin, or covered with a heating pad.
      • When used for depression, Elavil (Amitriptyline) causes more side effects and has a higher risk of overdose than other antidepressants. It's usually used when other medications haven't worked.
      • It's more likely to cause sleepiness, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, and weight gain (1 to 5 pounds) than other antidepressants.
      • People age 65 and older have a higher risk for this medication's side effects.
      • Like most antidepressants, it can cause a higher risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior for people age 24 and younger.
      • 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
      LyricaCymbaltaNorpraminNeurontinPamelorTegretolLamictalTopamaxLidocaineElavil
      • Some people feel relief from pain in a week.
      • Can make you drowsy or dizzy.
      • Don't stop taking it suddenly without talking to your doctor. You'll need to slowly lower your dose over at least a week to avoid withdrawal symptoms.
      • Tell your doctor if you have unexplained confusion or changes in your thoughts or behavior.
      • It's not safe to take this medication with alcohol or other drugs that make you drowsy.
      • Full effects in 8 to 12 weeks for mood, 2 weeks for pain.
      • Stop taking slowly to avoid withdrawal symptoms.
      • Take with food to avoid upset stomach.
      • Tell your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or unusual thoughts.
      Coming soon.
      • Side effects are common, but usually manageable.
      • Don't drive while taking Neurontin (Gabapentin) until you know how the medication affects you.
      • Neurontin and generic forms of Gabapentin have the same ingredients as Gralise and Horizant, but are dosed differently. Make sure you know which form you're taking since they are used for different purposes.
      • Take the extended-release tablet with food.
      • Stop taking Neurontin (Gabapentin) slowly over at least one week to avoid getting withdrawal symptoms.
      • 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.
      • Report skin rashes or blistering immediately.
      • Requires routine blood tests.
      • Report confusion, persistent abdominal pain, yellowing of eyes/skin, or easy bruising to your doctor.
      • Takes up to 5 weeks to feel full effects on mood.
      • For the first week, avoid activities that require you to be alert.
      • Don't use if pregnant.
      • Follow dose adjustments set by your doctor to minimize skin rash.
      • Report rash, blurry vision, fever, persistent headache, or neck stiffness to your doctor.
      • Makes hormonal birth control less effective.
      • Takes 4 to 6 weeks to feel full effects on mood.
      • Take with food to avoid upset stomach.
      • Can cause tingling skin sensations and reduced appetite.
      • Report any confusion, decreased sweating, fever, or changes in behavior or vision.
      • Takes 3 to 4 weeks to feel full effects on mood.
      • For the first week, avoid activities that require you to be alert.
      • Don't use if pregnant.
      • Starts working with the first dose, but full effects can take longer.
      • Remove the protective lining on the patch before applying the patch to unbroken skin.
      • Leave the patch on for up to 12 hours during a 24 hour period.
      • You can cut the patches to create a custom fit for the area of skin you need to apply it to.
      • Don't place any tight wraps or heating pads over the patch while it's on.
      • Make sure not to touch your eyes after touching the patch. Always wash your hands after putting it on or taking it off.
      • Take at bedtime to avoid some of its side effects.
      • Can cause dizziness, drowsiness, constipation, and weight gain.
      • Stop taking it slowly to avoid getting withdrawal symptoms.
      • Tell your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or unusual thoughts.
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