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Can Pamelor interact with other medications or foods?

The antidepressant Pamelor (nortriptyline) may interact with other medications or supplements, possibly raising the risk of side effects or reducing the effectiveness of the drugs. Before you start Pamelor or any antidepressant, be sure to give your doctor a list of all your other medications (prescription and over-the-counter), as well as any supplements that you take. Once you're on Pamelor, do not take any new medication or supplement without checking with your doctor first. Be especially careful to tell your doctor if you take:
  • other antidepressant medications called monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), or any drug prescribed for a mental health condition
  • blood thinners, such as warfarin
  • antihistamines or other cold or allergy medications
  • cimetidine
  • flecainide 
  • guanethidine or other blood pressure medicines
  • lithium
  • seizure medications
  • drugs to treat Parkinson's disease
  • asthma medications
  • diabetes medications
  • sedatives or any drug that increases drowsiness
  • thyroid medication
You should not drink alcohol while you're taking Pamelor.

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