desipramine, Norpramin (cont.)

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PRESCRIBED FOR: Desipramine is used to elevate the mood of patients with depression. Non-FDA approved (off-label) uses include anxiety, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, bulimia, cataplexy syndrome, chronic itching, depression caused by traumatic brain injury, neuropathic pain (due to injury of nerves), and panic disorder. Desipramine also has sedative properties although less than most other TCAs. Therefore, it is useful in depressed patients with insomnia, restlessness, and nervousness.

SIDE EFFECTS: The most commonly encountered side effects associated with desipramine include:

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/12/2014

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