Many people with lupus experience depression because of disease activity, medication side effects, or the stress of living with a chronic illness. Pamelor is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of depression. Pamelor is also known by its drug name, Nortriptyline.
Pamelor is a tricyclic antidepressant. It is believed that Pamelor works by changing the balance of neurotransmitters in the brain.
How do I take it?
Pamelor is taken between one and four times a day.
Pamelor is available in capsule and oral solution forms.
The FDA-approved label for Pamelor lists common side effects including increased heart rate, weakness, clumsiness, weight changes, nausea, constipation, trouble urinating, low blood pressure, sexual dysfunction, and blurred vision.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Pamelor include the worsening of depressive symptoms.
For more details about this treatment, visit:
Pamelor – RxList
Lupus and depression: Know the signs and how to get help – Lupus Foundation of America