Pamelor is an anti depressant. It is known to be extremely effective in helping control and treat depression.
Medication must always be taken as advised by your medical practitioner/physician. If you are unsure, then please contact your physician for precise instructions. On the other hand, the medicine label usually contains dosage instructions which also may be followed.
Pamelor may be taken with a meal or without a meal to prevent stomach problems.
Drug Class and Mechanism
Pamelor is an anti depressant that is used to treat conditions like depression. The exact working method of the drug is not known yet.
You must maintain a schedule for taking the medicine at the same time each day so that you do not miss out on any doses. But, in the advent of a missed dose, take it as soon as you remember so that you can compensate for the loss of the dose.
But, then you may need to adjust your remaining doses accordingly. And if it is almost time for the next dose, then please skip the missed dose and continue with the normal schedule.
Never try to compensate for the missed dose by taking a double dose together. It may cause adverse effects.
Pamelor must be stored at a cool and dark place that prevents it from direct exposure to sunlight. It should also be protected from kids and pets. You can store it at room temperature at 68 –77 °F (20 –25 °C).
If you are allergic to any ingredient in Pamelor (you may check medicine label) then please do not use it without consulting your doctor.
You must also avoid using Pamelor if you have a history of suicidal thoughts or behavior, bipolar disorder, or any other mental disorders, you are undergoing electroshock therapy, or you are scheduled to have any surgery, if you consume alcohol–containing beverages daily or you have a history of alcohol abuse, if you take thyroid medicine or you have a history of overactive thyroid, glaucoma, heart problems, kidney or liver problems, diabetes, seizures, the blood disease porphyria, or difficulty urinating.
Ensure that your doctor is aware of your past and current medical history before you start any new treatment or medication. This must include any and all diseases that you have suffered /suffer from, all subscription and over the counter medication that you are taking, including vitamins and herbal supplements. This will help avoid a possible interaction or allergy.
In some cases, the medication might be altered or require special attention if you have taken furazolidone or a monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor (eg, phenelzine) within the last 14 days, or you are taking astemizole, dofetilide, droperidol, terfenadine, or cisapride, or if you are recovering from a recent heart attack.
Pamelor is known to make some people dizzy or drowsy. And if you consume alcoholic beverages, then the chances of this happening increase greatly. Hence, alcohol and alcoholic beverages must be strictly avoided while taking Pamelor. If you have experienced drowsiness after taking Pamelor, then avoid tasks that require mental alertness for example, driving, handling heavy equipment or machinery etc.
Your lab technician or doctor must be informed that you are taking Pamelor before you undergo any lab tests or emergency surgical procedures.
You are advised to avoid direct exposure to sunlight or heat. Use this drug with caution in case of elderly people and children.
If you are planning to have a baby or are pregnant already then you must seek advice from your doctor before using Pamelor. Discuss the effects and possible risks that Pamelor usage may have on the unborn baby.
If you are breast feeding your child, then too seek medical advice before using Pamelor. Some drugs may be excreted in the breast milk and may harm the baby.