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Norpramin Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Norpramin

Generic Name: desipramine (Pronunciation: des IP ra meen)

What is desipramine (Norpramin)?

Desipramine is a tricyclic antidepressant. Desipramine affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced.

Desipramine is used to treat symptoms of depression.

Desipramine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

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What are the possible side effects of desipramine (Norpramin)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor, such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), more depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • feeling like you might pass out;
  • new or worsening chest pain, pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest;
  • sudden numbness or weakness, problems with vision, speech, or balance;
  • fever, sore throat;
  • easy bruising, unusual bleeding (nose, mouth, vagina, or rectum), purple or red pinpoint spots under your skin;
  • confusion, hallucinations, unusual thoughts or behavior;
  • very stiff (rigid) muscles, high fever, sweating, confusion, fast or uneven heartbeats, tremors;
  • painful or difficult urination;
  • seizure (convulsions); or
  • upper stomach pain, loss of appetite, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).

Other common side effects may include:

  • tingly feeling, weakness, lack of coordination;
  • dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea;
  • blurred vision, ringing in your ears;
  • breast swelling (in men or women); or
  • decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the Norpramin (desipramine hydrochloride) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

What is the most important information I should know about desipramine (Norpramin)?

You should not take this medication if you have recently had a heart attack, or if you are allergic to desipramine or to similar antidepressants such as amitriptyline, amoxapine, clomipramine, doxepin, imipramine, nortriptyline, protriptyline, or trimipramine.

Do not use desipramine if you have taken an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur. MAO inhibitors include furazolidone, isocarboxazid, linezolid, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, and tranylcypromine.

Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor, such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), more depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself.

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Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

 

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


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