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Generic: Nortriptyline-(nor trip ti leen)

Manufacturer: RSM/Dhadha

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Generic Aventyl is used to elevate your mood that might be disturbed due to depression. The generic medicine is also demanded for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in adults, children and adolescent. This medicine is used for treating chronic pain such as migraine, tension, headache, diabetic neuropathy, cancer pain, arthritic pain. You should never share or medicine with any other person who is showing similar symptoms as those of the users of the medicine. This might lead to serious side effects to the other person.

Generic Aventyl belongs to the class of medicine known as tricyclic antidepressant. This medicine is used to treat depression.

 Other medicine of same class includes:

  •  Amitriptyline
  • Doxepin
  • Imipramine
  • Trimipramine
  • Amoxapine
  • Desipramine
  • Protriptyline

 Generic Aventyl is manufactured by various pharmaceutical companies that are located all over the globe. It is available in the market under different trade names such as Nortriptyline, etc. FDA has approved the medicine in November 1964.

 There are various inactive ingredients present in the medicine such as gelatine, silicone fluid starch, titanium dioxide, FD &C yellow #6, D&C Yellow #10, etc.

 Generic Aventyl should be stored at room temperature that varies from 15-30 degree centigrade. It should be protected from light, heat, dampness and moisture as such factors might destroy effectiveness of the medicines. The medicine should be properly checked for the expiry date before its use.

 Mechanism of action:

 Generic Aventyl increases the level of two neurotransmitters namely serotonin and norepinephrine. These neurotransmitters blocks the action of another neurotransmitter, acetylcholine. When there is perfect balance between the neurotransmitter, brain depression is alleviated.


 Generic Aventyl is used for elevating the mood of patient with depression. It is also used against chronic pain, cancer pain, arthritic pain, diabetic neuropathy and headaches.

 Drug interaction:

 Some of the drugs that interact with generic Aventyl are:

  •  Tranycypromine
  • Cimetidine
  • Propafenone
  • Isocarboxazid
  • Barbiturates
  • Benzodiazepine
  • Lorazepam
  • Quinidine
  • Clonazepam
  • Arbutamine
  • Phenelzine
  • Procarbazine
  • Flecainide
  • Fluoxetine

 This is not the complete list of drug interaction. Some other medicine might also interact with this medicine and can change the effectiveness of the medicine. Therefore, share all the medicine that you are taking with your doctor.

 Missed dose:

 In case you miss any dose of the medicine, take it as soon as you remember about it. In case by the time you recall about your missed dose and its already time for your next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and take the regular dose. Never take more medicine for making up the missed dose.


 If you suspects overdose of the medicine, consult your doctor to avoid unwanted responses of the medicine.


Initially, you should take a low dose of medicine and if required, the dose can be increased slowly. The recommended dose for the generic medicine is 25 mg to be taken three or four times in a day. 

Side effects:

 Generic Aventyl might cause side effects in some of the patients such as:

  • Dry mouth
  • Constipation
  • Weight gain or loss
  • Low blood pressure
  • Rash
  • Fast heart rate
  • Blurred vision
  • Retention of urine
  • Hives
  • Seizures
  • Abnormal heart rhythms



  • Before taking generic Aventyl, you should tell to the doctor if you are allergic to this medicine.
  • The medicine contains various inactive ingredients that might lead to allergic reaction. Hence, it is advisable to you to check entire ingredients properly before taking it.
  • In case you have medical record of breathing problem, brain disease, urination, recent heart attack, eye problem, bipolar disorder, etc. then tell your doctor prior taking the medicine.
  • The medicine makes you feel dizzy and also causes blurred vision. Hence, you should avoid the work that requires alertness such as operation of machines, driving vehicles, etc.
  • Intake of alcohol and alcoholic beverages should be avoided during the treatment with this medicine.
  •  If you are taking any prescribed medicine or non-prescribed medicine, or herbal products, then proactively tell your doctor.
  • Always keep a list of all drugs that you are using and share it with your doctor as this generic medicine might interact with some other medicine and can alter the final result of your medicine.
  • During pregnancy the medicine should only be used if recommended by your doctor.
  • The drug might pass to the breast milk and can harm the infants. Therefore, nursing patient should always consult to the doctor before using the medicine.



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