Desipramine Alternatives

Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs)
Monoamine oxidase inhibitors are a class of older medications used for treating depression. There are many serious food and drug interactions with MAOIs. Because of this, MAOIs are usually used only if other medications for depression have not been effective. Examples of MAOI types of depression medication can include:
Tricyclic Antidepressants
Tricyclic antidepressants are another older class of antidepressants. Desipramine is a tricyclic antidepressant. Due to certain side effects, they are generally not recommended for elderly people. In addition to desipramine, tricyclic types of depression medicine can include:
Miscellaneous Antidepressants
There are several other antidepressants available, including:


Sometimes, stimulant medications such as methylphenidate (Ritalin®) are used to treat depression when other medications have not helped. However, stimulants are not approved for this use.
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