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Who should not take nortriptyline hydrochloride?

If you have ever had an allergic reaction to nortriptyline hydrochloride or similar drugs, you should not take nortriptyline hydrochloride. You must not take nortriptyline hydrochloride if you are currently taking or have taken within the last two weeks any monoamine oxydase inhibitors, as serious, life-threatening reactions may occur. You should not take nortriptyline hydrochloride if you have recently had a heart attack or if you are currently taking any other antidepressants. If you recently stopped taking Prozac, you must not begin taking nortriptyline hydrochloride until at least five weeks after your last dose of Prozac to prevent reactions from occurring.

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