I have scleroderma, and have been recently prescribed nortiptyline for pain and sleep issues. I am a social drinker, and am just wondering if anyone has had any serious side effects when combining the two?
Interactions between your selected drugs
Applies to: nortriptyline, Alcohol (contained in alcoholic beverages) (ethanol)
Ask your doctor before using nortriptyline together with ethanol, this can alter the effects of nortriptyline and cause increased side effects. Call the doctor if you experience uneven heartbeats, extreme drowsiness, confusion, agitation, vomiting, blurred vision, sweating, muscle stiffness, feeling light-headed, and seizures. You should be warned not to exceed recommended dosages, to avoid alcohol, and to avoid activities requiring mental alertness. If your doctor prescribes these medications together, you may need a dose adjustment to safely take this combination. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.
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Other drugs that your selected drugs interact with
nortriptyline interacts with more than 500 other drugs.
Alcohol (contained in alcoholic beverages) (ethanol) interacts with more than 400 other drugs.
Interactions between your selected drugs and food
No results found - however, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
Therapeutic duplication warnings
No therapeutic duplications were found for your selected drugs.
- Nortriptyline Information for Consumers
- Nortriptyline Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Nortriptyline (detailed)
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