Theory[edit | edit source]
Potential uses[edit | edit source]
Evidence[edit | edit source]
The medical practitioners' primer for the International Consensus Criteria of myalgic encephalomyelitis suggests nortriptyline may be useful for pain in patients with ME/CFS, but suggests other drugs for sleep problems and secondary depression. There is more evidence for the use of nortriptyline in fibromyalgia.
Risks and safety[edit | edit source]
Side effects can be severe.
Costs and availability[edit | edit source]
Nortriptyline is an inexpensive prescription-only medicine.
Learn more[edit | edit source]
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "Nortriptyline: MedlinePlus Drug Information". medlineplus.gov. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
- "Nortriptyline: Uses, Dosage & Side Effects". Drugs.com. Retrieved February 12, 2021.
- "Complex regional pain syndrome - Treatment". National Health Service. October 19, 2017. Retrieved February 12, 2021.
- "Nortriptyline for neuropathic pain in adults". Cochrane. 2015. Retrieved February 12, 2021.
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adverse reaction Any unintended or unwanted response to a treatment, whether in a clinical trial or licensed treatment. May be minor or serious.