Nortriptyline has been shown during studies to worsen cardiac issues such as ventricular arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat), tachycardia (rapid heartbeat), and syncope (fainting/passing out). Patients who have cardiac disease should not be given nortriptyline, as their risk for myocardial infarction (heart attack) increases markedly. Your doctor was just looking out for your best interests. I took nortriptyline for several years, had no heart disease, and ultimately had no significant problems with the medication.
- Nortriptyline Information for Consumers
- Nortriptyline Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Nortriptyline (detailed)
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