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(also known as Norpramin, Pertofrane)
Desipramine is a tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) that inhibits the reuptake of norepinephrine. It is sold under the brand names Norpramin© and Pertofrane©. It is used to treat depression, but not considered a first line treatment since the introduction of SSRI antidepressants. more at Wikipedia

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Condition Members Success
Bipolar Disorder
Depression - Teen
Overall, 48% (407 Members) find Desipramine helpful

Desipramine Reviews

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tried it but then got pregnant. dry mouth...
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It was helping for my depression, but I had an allergic reaction (developed a rash on my arms & chest), so I had to discontinue it.
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didn't work
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stopped working
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Not so sure..use it for restless leg syndrome. Take 25 mg.
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didn't seem to help- this was right after the baby, I think
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I am currently working with this drug. It seems to be working well and just needs some adjusting or some tuning.
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If Immipramine is in this category, then yes, this worked wonders before the prozac and other Serontonin agents were introduced to the FDA.
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worked pretty good with cymbalta to help with narcolepsy
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works but limited in mg since it made me clumsy and I fell in the street and broke my elbow- now on 100 and OK
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