Capsules: 10 milligrams,
Capsules: 25 milligrams,
Capsules: 50 milligrams,
Capsules: 75 milligrams.
Pamelor is prescribed to elevate the mood of patients with depression.
Pamelor is prescribed for treating chronic pain and the pain of neuralgia.
Pamelor is prescribed in depressed patients with insomnia, restlessness, and nervousness.
Pamelor is prescribed for the relief of symptoms of depression. It is one of the drugs known as tricyclic antidepressants.
Some doctors also prescribe Pamelor to treat chronic hives, premenstrual depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children, and bedwetting.
The dose of Pamelor is tailored to the patient's
needs. Sometimes, physicians will start with relatively low
doses, such as 25 milligrams, given three times a day, to reduce the risk of excessive
sedation early in the course of therapy; doses then will be increased
slowly upwards. It may take several weeks after starting to take
Pamelor until the full effects of a dose to be seen. Other physicians
prefer to give Pamelor once daily, in which case it is generally
given at bedtime to take advantage of its sedating properties. Elderly
persons and patients with advanced liver disease may need lower doses.
Pamelor are available in tablet and liquid form. Only tablet dosages are listed. Consult your doctor if you cannot take the tablet form of this medication.
Your doctor will monitor your response to this medication carefully and will gradually increase or decrease the dose to suit your needs.
The usual starting dosage is 25 mg, 3 or 4 times per day.
Alternatively, your doctor may prescribe that the total daily dose be taken once a day.
Doses above 150 mg per day are not recommended.
Your doctor may want to perform a blood test to help in deciding the best dose you should receive.
The safety and effectiveness of Pamelor have not been established for children and its use is not recommended. However, adolescents may be given 30 to 50 mg per day, either in a single dose or divided into smaller doses, as determined by your doctor.
The usual dose is 30 to 50 mg taken in a single dose or divided into smaller doses, as determined by your doctor.
The most commonly encountered side effects associated with Pamelor include:
- Blurred vision;
- Dry mouth;
- Fast heart rate;
- Low blood pressure on standing;
- Urinary retention;
- Weight gain or loss;
Pamelor also can cause elevated pressure in the eyes
of some patients with glaucoma. Overdose with Pamelor can
cause life-threatening abnormal heart rhythms or seizures.
Pamelor side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Weight Loss;
- Vague Feeling Of Bodily Discomfort;
- Skin Rash;
- Sensitivity To Sunlight;
- Rapid Heartbeat;
- Low Blood Pressure;
- Loss Of Muscle Coordination;
- High Blood Pressure;
- Heartbeat Irregularities;
- Heart Attack Or Vascular Heart Blockage;
- Dry Mouth;
- Blurred Vision;