What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.

Aventyl (Nortriptyline)


Aventyl (Nortriptyline)

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Generic Equivalent - Aventyl (Nortriptyline)

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  • Product Details


    Aventyl is available by prescription only as a treatment for depression.

    The generic name for Aventyl is nortriptyline.

    Aventyl (nortriptyline) 10 mg and 25 mg capsules for oral administration are available.


    Take Aventyl exactly as your doctor has prescribed. Tell your doctor or pharmacist about any questions or concerns you may have about the medication.

    The recommended Aventyl dosage in adults is 25 mg by mouth three or four times a day; patients should not take more than 100 mg per day.

    Elderly patients and adolescents may require a lower daily dose.


    Nortriptyline hydrochloride, a tricyclic antidepressant, is the active ingredient contained in Aventyl. Aventyl capsules also contain inactive ingredients including corn starch, gelatin, lactose, silicon dioxide, sodium lauryl sulphate, stearic acid, talc, titanium dioxide, D and C yellow #10, and FD and C yellow #6.


    Do not take Aventyl with a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) or within 2 weeks of taking a MAOI.

    Do not take Aventyl if you are allergic to nortriptyline.

    Do not take Aventyl while recovering from a heart attack.


    • Before you begin treatment with Aventyl, be sure to discuss the following with your doctor:
      • All the medications you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medications.
      • Your allergies.
      • Your current health problems and past medical history.
      • Your pregnancy or breastfeeding status.
    • Caution should be used when administering Aventyl to patients with the following conditions:
      • Cardiovascular disease
      • Glaucoma
      • Urinary retention
      • Seizures
      • Hyperthyroidism or receiving thyroid medication
      • Schizophrenia
    • Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how Aventyl affects you.
    • The risk of suicidal ideations and behaviors are increased after starting Aventyl. Patients should be monitored for these effects.
    • Consuming alcohol with Aventyl can increase medication response and can increase the risk of suicidal ideations or behaviors or overdosage.
    • Blood sugar levels can be affected by Aventyl.
    • Aventyl should not be stopped abruptly. Doing so can cause unpleasant side effects such as nausea, headache, and general discomfort.

    Side Effects

    Aventyl medication can cause side effects such as blood pressure changes, heart arrhythmias, heart attack, stroke, mental status changes, numbness, tingling, dry mouth, vision problems, allergic reactions, abnormal blood counts, nausea, vomiting, liver problems, and endocrine problems; however, these are not all the side effects that can occur. Contact your doctor right away if you have side effects that are worrisome or persistent.

    With a valid prescription from your doctor, you can buy Aventyl online at a competitive price at Canada Pharmacy.


    Aventyl. Vaughan, Ontario: AA Pharm Inc.; 2014.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 2359

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