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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Norpramin (Overview)

Norpramin is a secondary amine tricyclic which is a kind of tricyclic type drug (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting drug, atypical anti-psychotic drug).


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

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

Dr. Tanya Russo
26 doctors shared insights

Norpramin (Overview)

Norpramin is a secondary amine tricyclic which is a kind of tricyclic type drug (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting drug, atypical anti-psychotic drug).


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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

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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

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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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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: 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?

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?

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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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