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Some precautions and warnings with desipramine include possible drug interactions, the safety of taking desipramine while pregnant, and the risk of withdrawal symptoms or a dry mouth in some people taking this medicine. Among the people who should not take desipramine are those who have recently had a heart attack and those who are taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs). A few of the conditions that you should let your healthcare provider know about before you take desipramine include glaucoma, seizures, and heart problems (including heart disease).

Desipramine: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking desipramine hydrochloride (Norpramin®) if you have:
Also let your healthcare provider know if you:
  • Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding
  • Drink alcohol regularly.
You should also make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you may be taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
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