Nortriptyline is a medication which influences disturbed brain chemicals. It is an antidepressant and it is usually used to treat depression. Your doctor can prescribe Nortriptyline but if you suffer from heart disease, diabetes, thyroid gland disorder, bipolar disorder, urinary tract disorder, glaucoma or some mental disease, Nortriptyline will not be an option for you.
If you experience any of side effects call you doctor for some advice. Some of the side effects are a consequence of an allergic reaction to Nortriptyline. These side effects include skin irritation, breathing difficulties, swollen throat, tongue, lips and face. Seek immediate medical attention if the symptoms of allergic reaction get worse or if you experience some other symptoms such as mood changes, panic attacks, insomnia, aggressive, hostile or restless behavior, suicidal thoughts or if your depression worsens.
Serious side effects of Nortriptyline includes irregular pulse pain in the chest, shoulders or arms, sickness, vomiting, excessive perspiration, weakness, headache, impaired vision, problems with balance, hallucinations, confusion, tremor, dizziness, dry mouth and difficulties with urination.
Nortriptyline has some less severe side effects which do not require prompt attention. Such side effects are headache, vision problems, ringing sensation in the ears, rash, perspiration, pain in the stomach, losing or gaining weight, dry mouth, distasteful sensation in the mouth, numbness, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation and swelling of the breasts which can affect both men and women.
The most common side effects of Nortriptyline are faintness, tiredness, fatigue, dry mouth, headache, sickness, disturbed sleep, dilatation on the pupils, light sensitivity, perspiration, weight changes, problems with the stomach and vomiting.According to the affected body parts side effects of Nortriptyline can be classified as nervous system side effects cardiovascular side effects, endocrine, gastrointestinal, hematologic, respiratory, hepatic and other. Side effects which affect nervous system are the most frequent. Such side effects includes sleeping disturbances, fatigue and faintness. As far as elderly patients are concerned cognitive problems can appear. Cardiovascular side effects include heart problems. Endocrine side effects of Nortriptyline are very rare. In these cases the patient may become sensitive to increased insulin. Gastrointestinal side effects usually involves constipation, dry mouth, vomiting and diarrhea. Hematologic and respiratory side effects are rare. Respiratory side effects may occur in patients who are prone to pulmonary diseases. Other side effects of Nortriptyline refer to urinary tract disorders and ocular side effects. As for urinary problems the patient may experience difficulties to pass urine. Occurs side effects involve blurry vision.