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Is it safe to take Pamelor if I am pregnant?

If you are pregnant, talk to your doctor before taking the antidepressant medication Pamelor (nortriptyline). Doctors aren't sure if it is safe to take Pamelor during pregnancy, there hasn't been enough research on the drug's effects in pregnant women, and animal studies have been inconclusive. So you and your doctor will have to weigh Pamelor's potential benefits against its potential risks for your developing fetus.

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