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Verapamil and nortriptyline

Anyone taken both of these at the same time?

I’ve never taken Nori, but I took Verapamil and Amitriptyline (very similar to Nortriptyline) together… why do you ask?

I was just told from my specialist to combine them but then i checked my med checked and it said it can cause moderate interactions but just wanted to know people’s experiences with mixing trycyclic with verap thanks :slight_smile:

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I was just told from my specialist to combine them but then i checked my med checked and it said it can cause moderate interactions but just wanted to know people’s experiences with mixing trycyclic with verap thanks :slight_smile:

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It’s always good to check, but a lot of times doctors already know the possible interactions and aren’t worried about them. IIRC, I was on 50mg of amitriptyline and 160mg of Verapamil… something like that. It has been a number of years since I was on that combo. I’m not sure what the equivalent dose of nortriptyline would be. My dosage of amitriptyline was open ended too - I just started with the lowest dose and increase by 10mg if I wasn’t getting any relief on that after awhile. Hopefully the combo works out well for you!

I take 10mg Nortriptyline at night and 240mg SR Verapamil in the morning, I’ve been doing this for almost 4 weeks and it has made a huge difference. The past week I’ve had only one day of rocking and the tinnitus is averaging a 3 on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the worse). Nortriptyline alone increased my heart rate too much so the Verapamil keeps my heart rate down to my normal resting around 68-71 bpm. I don’t like taking one drug to counteract another but in this case it seems to be well worth it.

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