If you are:
FDB Only When Necessary: NO FDA RATING; INFANT URINARY RETENTION REPORTED
Precaution: LIMITED DATA SUGGEST LOW LEVELS EXCRETED WITH IN NO KNOWN INFANT ADV EFFECTS
An adult over 60:
management or monitoring precaution: Neuro/Psych-Anticholinergic effects may cause sedation, worsen cognitive impairment and increase fall risk. Cardiovascular-May cause orthostatic hypotension at higher doses. Gastrointestinal-May cause or worsen pre-existing constipation. Genitourinary-Best avoided in patients with urinary retention from any cause.
Giving nortriptyline HCL to a child under 12:
Severe Precaution: Possible increased suicidal ideation and attempt with underlying major depression. No safety and efficacy in pediatrics.