dudnt get meds, pharmacy messed uo

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No meds. I called about the nortriptyline and they said it was a pill form and I would be able to cut it to get a lower dose. Wrong answer, I got there and the pharmist said its a capsule, abou asked why did they tell me it was a pill and online it comes in a pill. She said I don't know. So we talked about the med itself and she it's for depression and it mat cause worsening depression and I told her I was taking it for vertigo and she why would anyone give you that for vertigo, it's not for that and I should be on a vertigo med. I said I think the doc would know what is used. She just looked at me. Don't think I'll be using them again.

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    Patty that medication is used for vertigo, and MAV as well. I can't believe that pharmacist doesn't know what he/she is talking about.

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      HI

      Everything I've read about this is that nortriptyline is used for MAV, I told her that, she was young so maybe she really has no idea yet that meds are used for different things.  

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    I am on an antidepressant too... its called ciprolex. It has helped me with vestibular neuritis big time!
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    I dumped my approx half capsule into juice. Mine was not time release, so I could do that. Your pharmacist is not knowledgeable in her advice.
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      Hey Liz

      How are you?  You said you where able to take out half the capsule?  What milagram was that?  I have the 10mg but have been told by a few different phamisist that I could not take half of it out.  I don't think they are time released, so it is possible to open it up and dump half of it and take the rest?  

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    Aahhh yes. The run around. Getting to know it all to well

    Lol

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    Nortriptyline is an older antidepressant,  tricyclic antidepressant but used in low doses is a neuropathic pain relief for MAV.  I have 10mg tablets not capsules.  The pharmacist should know this.
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