What is Norpress?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Nortriptyline

Norpress is an international brand name for the drug nortriptyline, a tricyclic antidepressant used in the treatment of the symptoms of depression.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Depressed mood 3 5
Chronic headache disorder 1 4
Difficulty sleeping through night 1 4
Inability to sleep 1 4
Pain 1 4

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
3
Mild
3
None
0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Norpress

Side effect Patients
Excessive sweating 2
Confusion 1
Excessive thirst (polydipsia) 1
Feeling hot 1
Hangover effect 1
Heart palpitations 1

Show all 10 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Norpress

Dosage Patients
25 mg daily 1
100 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Norpress

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 1
See 1 patient who's stopped taking Norpress

Duration

Currently taking Norpress

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Norpress

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 3
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2 patient evaluations for Norpress

Jan 5, 2010 (Started Jan 04, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for unable to sleep for more than 4 hours a night)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: i have severe dry mouth, and for some reason, i now have problems sleeping, i also have noticed i am quite short tempered so not sure irs working for me anymore

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 24, 2009 (Started Nov 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleepiness, excessive sweating)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It was worth trying a different medication for depression, what I was on before made me worse not better. This medication was better. I tried stopping taking it as I felt much better, but began to have trouble sleeping again so started on 1 tab a night again for good sleep.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: excessive sweating, sleepiness

  • 0 helpful marks
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