Desipramine (or NORPRAMIN®) is mainly prescribed to treat depressive disorders.
Class: Tricyclic (TCA), Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor (NRI)
FDA Approval: 1987
Dosage Forms: 10 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg, 75 mg, 100 mg, 150 mg
Biological Half-life: 12-30 hours
Side Effects: Dizziness, dry mouth, blurred vision, nausea, constipation, urinary retention, tingling sensation, weakness, lack of coordination, low libido, increased suicide risk
Routes of Administration: Oral, IM
Pregnancy Category: C (US)