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Nortrip 50mg Tablet

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Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Nortrip 50mg Tablet is known as a tricyclic antidepressant. It is used to treat depression and night time bedwetting (nocturnal enuresis) by older children at different doses. Additionally, it may also be prescribed for neuropathic pain.

Nortrip 50mg Tablet works by increasing the levels of chemical messengers in the brain that stabilizes and enhances the mood. It is better to take it before bedtime because it can make you feel drowsy. It can be taken with or without food, but you should take it at a fixed time each day for better efficacy. The dose and duration will be decided by your doctor so that you get the right amount to control your symptoms. 

The most common side effects of this medicine include increased heart rate, blurred vision, dryness in the mouth, difficulty in urination, and constipation. Initially, this medicine may also cause a sudden drop in blood pressure when you change positions. It may even cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. To lower the chance of dizziness, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. It may also lead to weight gain in some people. Most of the common side effects tend to be mild and temporary. Your doctor may be able to suggest ways of preventing or reducing side effects if they bother you or do not go away. Serious side effects associated with this medicine are rare.

Before taking this medicine, it is important to tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines for the same or any other diseases. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should take this medicine with proper consultation and caution. This medicine is not known to be addictive, but you can experience additional side effects (withdrawal symptoms) if you stop taking it suddenly. If you notice any sudden mood change or get suicidal or self-harm thoughts, you must consult the doctor without delay. Also, remember to take this medicine strictly as advised by the doctor as an overdose of this medication may lead to a serious health emergency. Consumption of alcohol should be avoided as alcohol interacts with this medicine to cause serious health issues.

Benefits of Nortrip Tablet

In Depression

Nortrip 50mg Tablet works by increasing the level of a chemical called serotonin in the brain. This improves your mood, relieves anxiety, tension, and helps you sleep better. It has fewer side effects than older antidepressants. It usually takes a few weeks for this medicine to work so you need to keep taking it even if you feel it is not working. Do not stop taking it, even if you feel better unless your doctor advises you to.

In Bed-wetting

Bed-wetting is a condition that is seen in children who are old enough to control their urine at night during sleep, but fail to do so. Nortrip 50mg Tablet can help your child control nighttime bed-wetting. Nortrip 50mg Tablet works by blocking the effect of a certain natural substance (acetylcholine) on the bladder muscles. This prevents bladder overflow at night. However, this medicine is used for managing bed-wetting only during the night.

In Neuropathic pain

Nortrip 50mg Tablet is used to treat long-lasting (chronic) pain caused by nerve damage due to diabetes, shingles, or spinal cord injury. It reduces pain and its associated symptoms such as mood changes, sleep problems, and tiredness. It is thought to work by interfering with pain signals that travel through the damaged nerves and the brain. Taking this medicine regularly will improve your physical and social functioning and overall quality of life. It takes a few weeks to work so you need to take it regularly even if you feel it is not doing any good. Once your symptoms have gone you should still keep taking the medicine until your doctor advises you to stop.

Side effects of Nortrip Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Nortrip

  • Increased heart rate
  • Weight gain
  • Difficulty in urination
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Constipation
  • Blurred vision

How to use Nortrip Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Nortrip 50mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Nortrip Tablet works

Nortrip 50mg Tablet is a tricyclic antidepressant. It increases the levels of chemical messengers in the brain that help in regulating the mood and treat depression.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Nortrip 50mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Nortrip 50mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Nortrip 50mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Nortrip 50mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
As Nortrip 50mg Tablet may affect your alertness which may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Nortrip 50mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Nortrip 50mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Nortrip 50mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Nortrip 50mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Inform your doctor if you develop any signs and symptoms of jaundice while taking this medicine. Use of Nortrip 50mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Nortrip Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Nortrip 50mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Nortrip 50mg Tablet
₹3.08/Tablet
Nortimer 50mg Tablet
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹7.75/Tablet
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Quick Tips

  • Nortrip 50mg Tablet is used for the treatment of depression and bedwetting in children.
  • The main dose should be taken at night as this drug may cause drowsiness or sleepiness.
  • You may be asked for regular blood tests to monitor the blood cell count or level of sodium and sugar in the blood.
  • Inform your doctor if you notice behavioral changes, mood changes and suicidal thoughts while taking this medicine. 
  • Do not drive or do anything that requires concentration until you know how the medicine affects you.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Dibenzocycloheptene Derivative
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Nortrip with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Lizolan, Lidoford, Mapzolide
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Trima, Rimarex, Morex
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Moxicheck, Moxonex, Unsym
LIFE-THREATENING

Patient Concerns

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hi PATIENT neuropathic pain mostly. take tablet emanzen d 1 bd
Bed wetting every night help pl Any medicine for bed wetting
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Paediatrics
There are many underlying causes of your symptoms. Specific treatment can not be given unless we establish exact underlying cause. Please consult Pediatrician. will take detail history and will examine your child in detail. At time may ask you relevant investigations if necessary. All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause will prescribe you treatment.
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FAQs

Q. What is Nortrip 50mg Tablet used for?

Nortrip 50mg Tablet is used to treat depression and nocturnal (night time) bedwetting in children. It restores the chemical imbalance in the brain and enhances mood and behavior. In some cases, it may also be prescribed to relieve neuropathic (nerve) pain.

Q. Can I take Nortrip 50mg Tablet for nerve pain? How do I know if I have nerve pain?

Yes, Nortrip 50mg Tablet can be taken for nerve pain. Your doctor may prescribe this medicine in combination with gabapentin. Nerve pain (or neuropathic pain) is commonly described as a shooting, burning or stabbing type of pain that may be associated with tingling, numbness or a pin and needles like feeling. The pain may be spontaneous which means it may be triggered without the presence of any stimulating factor. Additionally, you may experience an increase in the sensitivity to touch. Consult your doctor if you experience such pain.

Q. What are the side effects of Nortrip 50mg Tablet?

The side effects of Nortrip 50mg Tablet are increased heart rate, weight gain, difficulty in urination, orthostatic hypotension (sudden decrease in blood pressure on standing), dryness in mouth and constipation. Please consult your doctor if these side effects do not go away or worry you.

Q. Is Nortrip 50mg Tablet same as amitriptyline?

Nortrip 50mg Tablet and amitriptyline belong to the same category of medicines with similar action, but their effect may vary upon individual response.

Q. Is Nortrip 50mg Tablet safe?

Nortrip 50mg Tablet is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

Q. Can I just stop taking Nortrip 50mg Tablet?

No, you must not stop taking Nortrip 50mg Tablet suddenly even if you are feeling better as it may worsen your condition. It may also cause withdrawal symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, vomiting, headache, weakness, sleep problems, fever and irritability. Continue taking Nortrip 50mg Tablet for the duration prescribed by your doctor to get maximum benefit. If any of the side effects are bothering you, consult your doctor. In case you have completed your course of treatment, your doctor will reduce your dose gradually before taking you off this medicine completely.

Q. Is there anything I need to be careful about while on therapy with Nortrip 50mg Tablet?

Nortrip 50mg Tablet may cause drowsiness and dizziness, especially in the beginning of the treatment. Do not drive or work with tools or machinery if your alertness is affected. It is not advisable to drink alcohol during treatment with this medicine as it might worsen the drowsiness. Tell your doctor if you have any problems with your liver or kidneys. Let your doctor know about all the other medicines you are taking because they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding to prevent any harmful effects on the baby.

Q. Can Nortrip 50mg Tablet cause urinary problems?

Yes, Nortrip 50mg Tablet can cause urinary problems. It is more commonly seen in elderly people who are above 65 years of age. The person may face difficulty in passing urine which can further lead to a urinary tract infection. You should consult your doctor immediately if you develop these symptoms.

Q. What if I overdose?

An overdose of Nortrip 50mg Tablet can be significantly dangerous. In case of an overdose, you may experience symptoms such as blurred vision, fast or irregular heartbeats, dry mouth and tongue, fits and fever. You may also experience agitation (anxiety), confusion, hallucinations, uncontrolled movements, low blood pressure, difficulty breathing, discoloration of the skin (turning blue), drowsiness, loss of consciousness, or you may even go into a state of coma. Immediately consult your doctor and seek medical help if you have taken more than the recommended amount of Nortrip 50mg Tablet.

Q. What if I miss a dose of Nortrip 50mg Tablet?

If you have missed a dose of Nortrip 50mg Tablet, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

Q. What all should I inform my doctor before taking Nortrip 50mg Tablet?

Before taking Nortrip 50mg Tablet, you should tell your doctor if you are allergic to Nortrip 50mg Tablet or any of its ingredients to avoid any allergic reactions. Inform your doctor if you have any problems with your heart, liver, thyroid, prostate or kidneys. Tell your doctor if you have or ever had epilepsy (seizures or fits), diabetes, or glaucoma. Let your doctor know about all the other medicines you are taking because they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine. Also, inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding to prevent any harmful effects on the baby.

Q. Is Nortrip 50mg Tablet effective?

Yes, Nortrip 50mg Tablet is effective if taken in the dose and duration prescribed by the doctor. Do not consume more than the recommended dose and avoid skipping doses. Inform your doctor if you experience any side effects while taking Nortrip 50mg Tablet to know about ways to manage or prevent them. It may take a few weeks for you to see improvement in your symptoms. However, the treatment may be continued for a few months for effective management of your condition.

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