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Does nortriptyline hydrochloride oral solution interact with drugs or food?

Nortriptyline hydrochloride oral solution should not be taken with MAO inhibitors because the combination of the two drugs can lead to life-threatening conditions. Also do not take this medication with arsenic trioxide; irregular heart beat drugs; halofantrine; other drugs for mental depression; phenothiazines such as perphenazine, thioridazine, and chlorpromazine; pimozide; probucol; procarbazine; sparfloxacin; St. John's Wort and ziprasidone.

Other medications that may interact with nortriptyline hydrochloride oral solution include arbutamine; blood thinners like warfarin; disulfiram; levodopa; bronchodilators or decongestants including albuterol, epinephrine, and phenylephrine; stimulants including amphetamines, and illegal street drugs like MDMA/ectasy; thyroid medication; anticholinergic drugs, such as benztropine and belladonna alkaloids; and high blood pressure medication including drugs like clonidine, guanabenz, and reserpine. Other medications that may affect how nortriptyline works include cimetidine; fluconazole; terbinafine; quinidine; propafenone; flecainide; and other antidepressants, including SSRIs like paroxetine; fluoxetine; fluvoxamine.

If you have been taking fluoxetine, you should wait five weeks before beginning to take nortriptyline hydrochloride oral solution. You should tell your doctor if you take any of these medications; your doctor may choose to alter dosages. You should not drink alcohol while taking nortriptyline hydrochloride oral solution. You should tell your doctor about all medications, vitamins, minerals, or supplements that you take prior to beginning nortriptyline HCl.

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