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Side effects from Nortryptiline

I started taking Nortryptiline, the anti depressant, about two weeks ago to help my vertigo. I take 10mg at night, and a few days ago, I started feeling incredibly groggy and dizzy. I stopped taking it two days ago, and am still very dizzy and tired. Is this a common side effect of the drug? If so, how long will it take for the symptoms to supside now that I've stopped taking it?
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replied January 5th, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.

Nortriptyline takes about 2 week to start working , common side effects such as yours usually go away after few doses.
If you have already stopped it, It will take anyway between 2-7 days to clear from your system.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Dr Khalil
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replied January 30th, 2019
And also remember to get Nortriptyline under genuine brand names. Such as Allegron, Aventyl, Noritren, Nortrilen, and Pamelor.
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replied February 19th, 2019
Common side effects may include:
nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite;
anxiety, sleep problems (insomnia);
dry mouth, unusual taste;
little or no urinating;
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