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I am on a nightly dosage of 20 milligrams of nortryptline and

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I am on a nightly dosage of 20 milligrams of nortryptline and I accidentally took a second dose an hour after taking the first dose. Should i be worried?
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No, there is no reason for you to be worried. The 20 mg dose of nortriptyline is a low dose of the drug. However, the maximum dose of nortriptyline is up to 150 mg per day. There are many conditions that can be adequately treated with a low dose of the nortriptyline, while other conditions will more routinely require a higher dose. But in those situations in which a lower dose is used, there is no problem associated with accidentally taking an extra dose of the drug.

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