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Will taking nortriptyline make me have suicidal thoughts?

If you suffer from depression or another mental illness, you are at risk of thinking about suicide. Taking a drug like nortriptyline may add to your risk of thinking about suicide, especially if you or a family member is bipolar (your mood changes quickly from depressed to excited). Talk to your doctor about the pros and cons of taking nortriptyline based on your family medical and mental history. Your doctor may decide to try another option.

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