Nortriptyline Hydrochloride is the hydrochloride salt and a tricyclic antidepressant agent indicated for short-term treatment of various forms of depression. This active component blocks the norepinephrine presynaptic receptors so as to block the reuptake of this neurotransmitter and raise the concentration in the synaptic cleft in the CNS. It is an active component that binds to alpha-adrenergic, histaminergic and cholinergic receptors. It is used in the long-term treatment with nortriptyline forms a downregulation of adrenergic receptors due to the increased stimulation of these receptors.
Class of Drugs – Tricyclic antidepressants
Molecular Formula – C19H22ClN
Molecular Weight - 299.8 g/mol
Working: This psychotic medication Nortriptyline Hydrochloride acts on the central nervous system to increase the level of certain chemicals in the brain. This helps relieve depression. It acts by providing positivity and improving the quality of life.
Uses: This medication is approved for the treatment of psychotic disorders. It is useful to treat mental/mood problems such as depression. It also improves the mood and feelings of well-being, relieves anxiety and tension. It maximizes the energy level to live life powerfully. Nortriptyline Hydrochloride belongs to a class of medications called tricyclic antidepressants that affects the balance of certain natural chemicals like neurotransmitters in the brain.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This tricyclic antidepressant medication is used as an active component in a popular brand medicine as given below:
- Pamelor: 25 mg
This medication can cause symptoms such as mood swings, headaches, tiredness, and sleep change. Seek immediate medical help.