Does nortriptyline hydrochloride interact with other medications or food?

Nortriptyline hydrochloride should not be taken with MAO inhibitors (MAOIs) because the combination of the two drugs can lead to life-threatening risks. You should wait five weeks after last taking an SSRI antidepressant, such as citalopram, escitalopram, fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, paroxetine, or sertraline. In addition, you should tell your doctor if you are taking cimetidine; guanethidine; reserpine; or any heart rhythm medications such as flecainide, propafenone, or quinidine. Your doctor may choose to alter dosages. You should tell your doctor about all medications, vitamins, minerals, or supplements that you take prior to beginning nortriptyline hydrochloride, as well as tell your doctor before beginning to take any other medications after you begin taking nortriptyline hydrochloride.

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