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What is nortriptyline?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

Nortriptyline (Pamelor) is an antidepressant that can help people quit smoking. But it has not been approved by the FDA for this purpose. It is not recommended as a first choice for people who want to quit smoking. People who take nortriptyline for quitting start it 10 to 28 days before their quit day, then continue it for 12 to 26 weeks.

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