Precautions and Warnings With Desipramine
You should not take desipramine if you:
- Are allergic to desipramine hydrochloride, Norpramin, or any inactive component used to make the medicine. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
- Have recently had a heart attack (known medically as a myocardial infarction).
- Are taking linezolid (Zyvox®) or intravenous methylene blue. Desipramine should not be started in people taking linezolid or IV methylene blue, but a person already taking desipramine may be given linezolid or methylene blue, if absolutely necessary, and only with very careful monitoring and only if desipramine is stopped during treatment.
- Have used a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) within the last 14 days. Some examples of MAOIs include:
Desipramine Warnings and Precautions: Summary
There are a number of situations in which desipramine should not be taken, as well as a number of precautions and warnings people should be aware of before starting the medication. However, it is possible that not all of the precautions and warnings with desipramine were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the desipramine warnings and precautions that may apply to you.