I'm 27 and have been put on 10mg nortriptyline every night for migraine which I have suffered for over 18 years. My doctor said it is fine for me to drink alcohol but I am not sure as the medication leaflet said to avoid it as it can make you get drunk a lot quicker - I'm not sure whetjer this is referring to nortriptyline at a higher dose.
Firstly it is probably worth mentioning that alcohol can precipitate migraine and is best avoided (or at least taken cautiously) if you are taking medication.
Having said that drinking alcohol in moderation while taking nortriptyline is probably ok. You need to be aware that the effects are additive - meaning you may feel tipsy faster than normal and your reflexes, thoughts etc will also be affected "more than usual". As long as you don't over indulge you should be ok. I would also recommend taking the nortriptyline on going to bed ( as opposed to after diner or early evening).
- Nortriptyline Information for Consumers
- Nortriptyline Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Nortriptyline (detailed)
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