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Drug info - Nortriptyline: Recreational value?

Discussion in 'Antidepressants' started by upperdecker, Feb 16, 2008.

  1. upperdecker

    upperdecker Newbie

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    Dec 22, 2006
    I was just prescribed this for anxiety/depression. Does You have any experience with this medication? Can it be used recreationally?
  2. Jatelka

    Jatelka Psychedelic Shepherdess Platinum Member & Advisor

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    Oct 16, 2005
    from U.K.
    Re: Nortriptyline

    Nortryptiline is a tricyclic antidepressant.

    While generally superceded by the ssris (because of their toxicity in overdose mainly) tricyclics do seem to suit some people: They were the only thing that worked for the flamingo when she required pharmacological help.

    As for recreational value: Not a jot: Unless blurred vision, dry mouth, constipation and urinary retention are your thing?

    EDIT: and by toxicity, I mean REALLY toxic. Tricyclics are one of the nastiest overdoses there are. Think seizures, arryhthmias, serious electrolyte disturbances and a trip to ITU