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Who should not take nortriptyline HCl?

If you have ever had an allergic reaction to nortriptyline HCl or similar drugs, you should not take nortriptyline HCI. You must not take nortriptyline HCl 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 HCl 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 HCl until at least five weeks after your last dose of Prozac to prevent reactions from occurring.

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