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In the US, Nortriptyline (nortriptyline systemic) is a member of the drug class tricyclic antidepressants and is used to treat Burning Mouth Syndrome, Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome, Depression, Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy, Dysautonomia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Migraine Prevention, Neuralgia, Neurosis, Pain, Panic Disorder, Postherpetic Neuralgia, Primary Nocturnal Enuresis, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome, Smoking Cessation, Tinnitus and Vulvodynia.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Antidepressant, tricyclic

Chemical Name

1-Propanamine, 3-(10,11-dihydro-5H-dibenzo[a,d]cyclohepten-5-ylidene)-N-metyl-

Foreign Names

  • Nortriptylinum (Latin)
  • Nortriptylin (German)
  • Nortriptyline (French)
  • Nortriptilina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Nortriptilina (OS: DCIT)
  • Nortriptyline (OS: BAN, DCF)
  • ELF 101 (IS)
  • N 7048 (IS)
  • Nortriptyline Hydrochloride (OS: BANM, JAN, USAN)
  • 38489 (IS)
  • E.L.F. 101 (IS)
  • Nortriptyline (chlorhydrate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Nortriptyline Hydrochloride (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI, USP 38)
  • Nortriptyline hydrochloride (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Nortriptylinhydrochlorid (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Nortriptylini hydrochloridum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

International Drug Name Search


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

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