When can I stop taking Pamelor?

You can stop taking the antidepressant Pamelor (nortriptyline) when you and your doctor together decide that it would be safe and beneficial for you to do so. Do not stop taking Pamelor just because you've started to feel better, and don't stop at any time without talking to your doctor first. Suddenly stopping Pamelor may cause withdrawal symptoms, such as headache, nausea and feeling ill all over.

When you start taking Pamelor, your doctor may try to find the lowest possible dose that keeps you feeling well, and suggest that you stay on that "maintenance" dose for an extended period of time. When it's time for you to go off the medication, he or she may taper your dose gradually to minimize withdrawal symptoms.

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