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Are there any risks in taking nortriptyline?

There are some risks to consider when taking nortriptyline. You should always follow your doctor's dosage and prescription orders when taking this medication. If you do not, you may run the risk of overdosing, not taking enough medicine, or experiencing harmful interactions. Talk to your doctor about your health history and any medications, vitamins, or herbal supplements you may be taking, especially if you have a heart condition or are taking a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI), as these may negatively interact with nortriptyline. Taking nortriptyline also puts you at risk of developing side effects, such as drowsiness, nausea, suicidal thoughts, or allergic reactions. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking nortriptyline, because it may pose a risk to an unborn or nursing baby.

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