NORTRIPTYLINE HYDROCHLORIDE- nortriptyline hydrochloride capsule
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Nortriptyline Hydrochloride Capsules USP
Antidepressant Medicines, Depression and other Serious Mental Illnesses, and Suicidal Thoughts or Actions
Read the Medication Guide that comes with your or your family member’s antidepressant medicine. This Medication Guide is only about the risk of suicidal thoughts and actions with antidepressant medicines. Talk to your, or your family member’s, healthcare provider about:
What is the most important information I should know about antidepressant medicines, depression and other serious mental illnesses, and suicidal thoughts or actions?
1. Antidepressant medicines may increase suicidal thoughts or actions in some children, teenagers, and young adults within the first few months of treatment.
2.Depression and other serious mental illnesses are the most important causes of suicidal thoughts and actions. Some people may have a particularly high risk of having suicidal thoughts or actions. These include people who have (or have a family history of) bipolar illness (also called manic-depressive illness) or suicidal thoughts or actions.
3. How can I watch for and try to prevent suicidal thoughts and actions in myself or a family member?
Call a healthcare provider right away if you or your family member has any of the following symptoms, especially if they are new, worse, or worry you:
Who should not take nortriptyline hydrochloride?
Do not take nortriptyline hydrochloride if you:
° Do not take an MAOI within 2 weeks of stopping nortriptyline hydrochloride unless
directed to do so by your physician.
° Do not start nortriptyline hydrochloride if you stopped taking an MAOI in the last 2 weeks
unless directed to do so by your physician.
What else do I need to know about antidepressant medicines?
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
TEVA PHARMACEUTICALS USA
Sellersville, PA 18960
Rev. F 11/2012