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ID:393 Amitriptyline/Nortriptyline
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DescriptionNortriptyline is the N-methylated metabolite of amitriptyline. Both are tricyclic antidepressants with mild tranquilising action. They inhibit catecholamine reuptake.
IndicationInvestigation of toxicity.
Additional InfoAmitriptyline half-life 10 -28 hrs. Nortriptyline half-life 18-60 hrs.
Concurrent Tests
Dietary Requirements

Interpretation

Ref. Range (Male)See note
Ref. Range (Female) See note
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range NotesTherapeutic range: 30-150 ug/L
Unitsug/L


IP Acute TAT- Not Defined -
IP Routine TAT- Not Defined -
GP Acute TAT- Not Defined -
GP Routine TAT- Not Defined -
Turnround CommentTurnaround time stated by referral lab: 7 days
Originally edited by : Eleanor McLaughlan. Last edited on 19/07/2020 13:50:19. Published By Eleanor McLaughlan on 19/07/2019 13:50:19.