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Can someone tell me how safe is the norpramin (desipramine) medication?

Can someone tell me how safe is the norpramin (desipramine) medication?

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

Desipramine (Definition)

Desipramine (norpramin) is a non-selective tricyclic antidepressant used to treat major depression, ocd, enuresis, and various anxiety disorders. It is more directed towards inhibiting norepinephrine than serotonin ...Read more


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Can I take anything for menopause with my depression medication desipramine 50mg?

Can I take anything for menopause with my depression medication desipramine 50mg?

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

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Can I take Ambien (zolpidem) with depression medication desipramine and celexa?

Can I take Ambien (zolpidem) with depression medication desipramine and celexa?

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

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What is the definition or description of: desipramine?

What is the definition or description of: desipramine?

Desipramine: Desipramine (norpramin) is a non-selective tricyclic antidepressant used to treat major depression, ocd, enuresis, and various anxiety disorders. It is more directed towards inhibiting norepinephrine than serotonin reuptake, but affects both. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever had problems/symptoms when withdrawing from desipramine?

Has anyone ever had problems/symptoms when withdrawing from desipramine?

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

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Will I get withdrawals from Desipramine if I go from 150mg to 75mg in one day?

Will I get withdrawals from Desipramine if I go from 150mg to 75mg in one day?

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

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How effective is Norpramin (desipramine) for treating depression?

Norpramin (desipramine): This is a Tricyclic antidepressant nowadays replaced by newer antidepressants with fewer side-effects, such as SSRIs & SNRIs. ...Read more

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Imipramine (tofranil) and desipramine (norpramin), what are these?

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

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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

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Clonazepam- 0.5 mg desipramine hcl- 100 mg --same effect?

No: Klonopin is a benzodiazepine used for anxiety restless leg syndrome seizures sedation etc. Norpramin (desipramine) is a second generation antidepressant. ...Read more

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Is giving half of a desipramine hci 25mg. Pill safe to give to a 6 yr. Old for bedwetting?

Is giving half of a desipramine hci 25mg. Pill safe to give to a 6 yr. Old for bedwetting?

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

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Is desipramine a better antidepressant than nardil (phenelzine) for motivation?

Depends: 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

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Will going off of Prozac (fluoxetine) and onto desipramine give me back my sex drive again?

Will going off of Prozac (fluoxetine) and onto desipramine give me back my sex drive again?

Probably.: Common side effect of Prozac (fluoxetine) is decreased libido. Desipramine is not typically associated with this, but has a few side effects of its own. Talk to your doctor about these. ...Read more

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Should I take lisinopril and anti-depressants (lamictal, desipramine) while using prepopik before a colonoscopy?

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

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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?

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

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Which tcas is more potent for sciatica pain relief, amitriptyline (or nortriptyline), imipramine (or desipramine)?

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

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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

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Can you please tell me how safe is the nardil, (phenelzine) mellaril, and norpramin medication?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Norpramin allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Norpramin allergy?

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

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

What is best pain medication?

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

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

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

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

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Safest medication to take for pain?

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

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How can I dispose unused medications?

How can I dispose unused medications?

Several options: You can take them to your local pharmacy for proper disposal. Some medically oriented charities will also take medication for distribution to the disadvantaged. ...Read more

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Norpramin (Definition)

Norpramin is a secondary amine tricyclic which is a kind of tricyclic type drug (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting ...Read more