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Composition for TRIPNOR

Fluphenazine(0.5 mg),Nortriptyline(10 mg)

food interaction for TRIPNOR

alcohol interaction for TRIPNOR

pregnancy interaction for TRIPNOR

lactation interaction for TRIPNOR

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Tripnor 0.5 mg/10 mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Tripnor 0.5 mg/10 mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Fluphenazine(0.5 mg)


Fluphenazine is used for the treatment of chronic schizophrenia (a psychiatric disorder with symptoms of emotional instability, detachment from reality, often associated with delusions and hallucinations, and withdrawal into the self often requiring prolonged therapy) and in certain other psychotic disorders such as mania and psychoses.

How it works

Fluphenazine belongs to the class of antipsychotic drugs called phenothiazines. It acts by decreasing the activity of certain chemicals in the brain which are responsible for symptoms of schizophrenia, thereby reducing abnormal excitement in brain.

Common side effects

Agranulocytosis (deficiency of granulocytes in the blood), Blurred distance vision, Bradycardia, Decreased libido, Dizziness, Impotence, Movement disorder, Restlessness, Sedation, Skin pigmentation, Tardive dyskinesia
Nortriptyline(10 mg)


Nortriptyline is used to treat depression and nocturnal bed wetting (enuresis) in children.

How it works

Nortriptyline belongs to class of medication called as tricyclic antidepressant. It acts by increasing the level of chemicals (norepinephrine, serotonin) that are required for normal brain function.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Agitation, Coma, Confusion, Convulsion, Decreased body temperature, Blurred vision, Dilatation of the pupil of the eye, Drowsiness, Dry mouth, Fatigue, Hallucination, Altered heart rate, Muscle pain, Muscle stiffness, Fever


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Expert advice for TRIPNOR

  • Do not take fluphenazine when you are under the influence of alcohol or any sleep-inducing, cough and/ or allergy medication.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery after taking fluphenazine as it may cause dizziness and movement disorder.
  • Consult your doctor before you take fluphenazine in case you have past or family history of disorder of abnormal heartbeat, blood clotting disorders, thyroid disorders, severe breathing problems, fits (epilepsy), brain damage, Parkinson’s disease, glaucoma (increased pressure inside the eyes that causes blurred vision), enlarged prostate gland (i.e. if you have trouble passing urine).
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to get pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Do not take if allergic to fluphenazine or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not give to Patients who are in unconscious state (coma) or severe depressed state.
  • Do not take if Patient have history of stroke, severe heart problem, cerebral atherosclerosis (brain damage due to hardening and narrowing of arteries supplying blood to the brain), liver damage, blood dyscrasias (abnormal formation, function and quality of blood cells).
  • Consult your doctor if patient is Pregnant and breastfeeding women.

Frequently asked questions for TRIPNOR


Q. Is fluphenazine a narcotic or benzodiazepine and cause addiction?
No, fluphenazine is neither a narcotic nor a benzodiazepine class of drug. It is an antipsychotic drug and it does not have any addiction potential.
Q. Is fluphenazine FDA approved/ a controlled substance?
Yes. Fluphenazine is approved by FDA and it is not a controlled substance.
Q. Does fluphenazine has side effects such as weight gain and depression?
Fluphenazine causes weight gain but not depression.   


Q. Is nortriptyline an MAOI/SSRI?
No, they belong to class of medication called as tricyclic antidepressant.
Q. Is nortriptyline same as amitryptiline?
Nortriptyline and amitriptyline belongs to same category of drugs with similar action, but their effect may vary upon individual response.
Q. Is nortriptyline safe?
Nortriptyline is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. What is nortriptyline/Sensival used for?
Nortriptyline is used for the treatment of depression and nocturnal bed wetting (enuresis) in children.
Q. Is nortriptyline like xenan?
No, xenan belongs to class of medication called as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor.
Q. Is nortriptyline a controlled substance?
No, Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.
Q. Can I take nortriptyline with ibubrufen/citalopram/ gabapentin/tramadol/hydrocodone/codeine/zopiclone/ clonazepam/Ambien (zolpidem)/Nyquil (antihistaminic)?
No possible interaction has been reported with these drugs. Patients should follow doctor’s advice regarding its use.
Q. Does nortriptyline cause weight loss/gain, acne, sleepiness, hair loss, dry mouth, memory loss?
Nortriptyline may cause weight gain/loss, loss of hair, dry mouth. Always consult your doctor regarding possible side effects.
Q. Can nortriptyline be used for treating pain (back pain)?
No, it is used to treat depression and nocturnal bed wetting.


Content on this page was last updated on 12 August, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)