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Is there a generic version of Pamelor?

The generic version of the antidepressant Pamelor is nortriptyline. Several companies manufacture nortriptyline; just like the brand-name drug, it's available in capsules in doses of 10 milligrams (mg), 25 mg, 50 mg and 75 mg.

Pamelor and its generic equivalents are what's known as tricyclic antidepressants. This type of drug is believed to work by balancing the levels of certain chemicals (neurotransmitters) in the brain.

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