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Viewer Question:
I would like some information on withdrawals of nortriptyline.

Doctor's Response:
Nortriptyline (Pamelor) is a tricyclic anti-depressant. Abrupt discontinuation (withdrawal) of tricyclic anti-depressants can cause symptoms of restlessness, anxiety, chills, muscle pain, headache, dizziness, nausea and vomiting. Symptoms can be reduced by slowly reducing the dose.

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Last Editorial Review: 1/31/2003

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