nortriptylinemedical dictionary


A metabolite of amitryptyline that is also used as an antidepressive agent. Nortriptyline is used in major depression, dysthymia, and atypical depressions.

Pharmacological action: adrenergic uptake inhibitors, antidepressive agents, tricyclic.

Chemical name: 1-Propanamine, 3-(10,11-dihydro-5H-dibenzo(a,d)cyclohepten-5-ylidene)-N-methyl-

(12 Dec 1998)

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