- Citalopram Hydrobromide
- Fluoxetine Hcl
- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Aventyl* used for?
Generic for Aventyl* (Nortriptyline) is prescribed to treat symptoms of depression. It belongs to a group of medications known as tricylic antidepressants, which help improve your mood, relieve anxiety and tension, as well as increase your energy level. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Aventyl*?
The dosage of Generic for Aventyl* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label. The following dosage information includes the common dose of Generic for Aventyl*. If your dose is different, do not follow the dosage described below unless your physician has approved.
The recommended dose of Generic for Aventyl* is 25 mg, which is to be taken three or four times daily. Take this medication by mouth, with or without food.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Aventyl*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Aventyl* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Aventyl*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Aventyl*, seek medical attention immediately. Some of the overdose symptoms of this drug are agitation, fainting, severe drowsiness, blurred vision, vomiting, muscle stiffness, and seizure.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Aventyl*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Aventyl*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Aventyl*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Aventyl* can interact with thyroid supplements, heart rhythm medications, bronchodilators, anticholinergic drugs, blood thinners, and monoamine oxidase inhibitors.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Aventyl*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Aventyl* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Aventyl* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Aventyl* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Aventyl* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Aventyl* can cause side effects such as dizziness, weakness, dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, constipation, and weight gain or loss. Some of the serious side effects of this drug are uneven heart rate, chest pain, fainting, seizure, and tremors. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Aventyl*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Aventyl*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Aventyl* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Aventyl*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Aventyl*?
How will Generic for Aventyl* work in my body?
How should Generic for Aventyl* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Aventyl* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. While taking Generic for Aventyl*, avoid drinking alcohol. Also, avoid exposure to sunlight. Exercise caution when you drive or perform any activity that requires alertness. Before using the medicine, inform your doctor if you have heart disease, diabetes, glaucoma, and liver problems.