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Nortriptyline unhelpful for gastroparesis symptoms

(dailyRx News) Sometimes a medication approved for one purpose can be used to treat a completely different condition. But then again, sometimes the medication doesn’t help as expected.

A recent study found that a particular antidepressant did not help the symptoms of gastroparesis. Gastroparesis is a gastrointestinal disorder in which the stomach is not emptied at the rate it should be. The disorder slows or stops food from moving to the small intestine from the stomach.  The antidepressant used in the study was nortriptyline, which goes by the brand name Pamelor.

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