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Posted by geno on November 26, 2001, at 17:37:00

In reply to Re: DOXEPIN OR NORATRIPTYLINE???? Mary-Teresa, posted by JahL on November 26, 2001, at 17:30:17

> > Can anyone who has taken either of these drugs comment on the dosage and any side effects. Are they helpful with anxiety?
> > Thanks
> > Mary
> Yeah I've tried both. It was too long ago to remember doses but I didn't get up too high on Doxepin because of its sedative side-effects. These are helpful for sleep at lower doses (it's often prescribed to insomniacs) but can be a little much at higher doses (though some w/anxiety find sedation useful).
> Nortriptylene is thought to have a therapeutic window, which you'll find (if it exists 4 you) by increasing your dose gradually. I stopped Nortrip. because of the cognitive dulling (& it wasn't workin'). Someone else I know complained of the same thing.
> In terms of side-effects generally, I preferred Doxepin (but then I'm an insomniac...). Nortrip. is primarily an NRI and probably won't help yr anxiety much.
> G. luck,
> J.

Isnt nortypl. similar to norpramin that it effects norepinephirine. Any drug that selectevly hits norep, will not help anxiety, exp in the acute phase. But im not sure if its a nor med




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