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Norpramine: A tricyclic antidepressant, it has been used for many years. Is better tolerated than other tricyclics due to less sedation & effects on GI tract & minimum drying effect. As long as dose is therapeutic, it is safe. ...Read more
Drugs and menopause: You can certainly speak to your provider and discuss this issue. You need to be able to define the problems menopause is challenging you with. Menopause cannot be treated, however, many of the uncomfortable effects can be managed. It appears that you are taking your medication to assist you with sleeping. There are drugs that may better target your depression and still help with sleep. ...Read more
Same doctor gave it?: You better make sure the same doctor who gave you desipramine and Celexa knows you are planning to take Ambien (zolpidem) too. If more than one doctor gave you these medications, then you are going to get in trouble because all these medications work on the brain and interact. I highly recommend you pick one doctor and make sure he/she recommends you take all three before you proceed. ...Read more
Desipramine: Depends on dose, what it's prescribed for, and how long you've been on it. Main concern is recurrence of original symptoms. ...Read more
Most likely not: But if you do just taper more slowly. Should not be a big problem. Of course you may need antidepressant medication so you should be discussing this with your psychiatrist. ...Read more
Antidepressants: Antidepressant medications are used to treat a variety of conditions, including depression and other mental/mood disorders. These medications can help prevent suicidal thoughts/attempts and provide other important benefits. However, studies have shown that a small number of people (especially people younger than 25) who take antidepressants for any condition may experience worsening depression ...Read more
I have been on the antidepressantt desipramine for over 18 years. Are there problems with long term use?
Desipramine: As long as your doctor monitors you heart status, no worries. ...Read more
Every morn I wake up with headache. Take topamax (topiramate) 50 mg qam & 100 mg qhs & desipramine 50 mg qhs. What do you suggest?
Reason for meds: Desipramine is an antidepressant. Depression can cause many somatic symptoms including headache, so an increase in desipramine may be indicated. Topamax (topiramate) can be used for several different conditions including migraine headache prophylaxis. Doses up to 200 mg daily may be used for this indication. Talk to your prescribing doctor about a possible increase in topomax or desipramine. ...Read more
Hello drs, I need your practical experiences about desipramine side effects or adverse effects, I've read many articles but. ... Best regards.
Yes: 25 mg would also not be too much providing child does not experience side effects such as nightmares, cofusion or excessive dryness of mouth, headaches, costipation etc. Have you tried, and is your child mature enough to use a bedwetting alarm? This is the most effective curative treatment for bedwetting and effective in up to 70% of kids if used correctly. ...Read more
Desipramine is an old medication from the tca group. It is relatively norepinergic, that can possibly increase motivation. Nardil (phenelzine) belongs to the group of maoi, which are supposed to increase all three neurotransmitters, promote alertness etc., which also can improve motivation. I normally let my patients to try both and choose.
(nb! Cannot be taken in the same time!). ...Read more
Should I take lisinopril and anti-depressants (lamictal, desipramine) while using prepopik before a colonoscopy?
Usually I have: My patients stay on their current meds with the exception of aspirin, coumadin, (warfarin) fish oil and vit e. But don't take your meds just before starting the prep as you will flush them out and thus will be ineffective. To be safe you should discuss this with your endoscopist in advance of the prep. ...Read more
How do I get off of my meds...Desipramine 3-25mg per day and clonazepam 2-1mg per day. Prescribed after 15 yrs of other meds/clinical depression/comp?
Gradual process: If you've had 15 years so far of clinical depression, the first question is where you are with the basic condition leading to prescriptions in the first place. If you're no longer depressed & are feeling well, then you and your psychiatrist can review your current need for medications. . . And develop a gradual plan for tapering them if they're no longer needed. ...Read more
Which tcas is more potent for sciatica pain relief, amitriptyline (or nortriptyline), imipramine (or desipramine)?
TCA: Tca are classic for neuropathic pain - sciatica for example. Any of the ones u mentioned may be quite eefective - and cheap. They are not without side effects - dry mouth, constipation, sedation. Any of the ones u mentioned can be effective. I personally like amytryptilline - 10mg at night - as mentioned all will work. Additionally other meds such as lyrica, (pregabalin) neurontin, Cymbalta are options. ...Read more
Daily desipramine 150mg, lorazepam 0.5mg (as need) & oxycodone-acetami 325mg (as need). Feeling nausea, ear pain/ringing, sweating, dizzy - from meds?
Symptoms: This could be a combination of side effects, medication interactions and symptoms from your generalized anxiety disorder. Please let your prescribing medical provider know about your symptoms. ...Read more
Somewhat depends: All three have been used for more than 40 years. Nardil needs to be taken in context of care diet modification, but it works quite well. Mellaril is an antipsychotic used for years and years, until eli lilly got scared of Geodon (ziprasidone) and forced the fda to study other antipsychotics for qtc changes. Again, quite safe. Norpramin is despiramine, one of the first antidepressants; again, used for years. ...Read more
Norpramin allergy: Desipramine (Norpramin) is a tricyclic antidepressant. It is FDA approved for treatment of depression. It is used off-label for anxiety, panic disorder, ADHD, bulimia, neuropathic pain, cataplexy & chronic itching. Allergic reactions could include swelling of tongue, throat, lips, mouth, face, hives or difficulty breathing. ...Read more
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more