Helps you relax. Ativan (lorazepam) is an effective medicine for occasional or short-term anxiety. It's less likely to have drug interactions, but more likely to cause withdrawal symptoms compared to similar drugs. Stabilizes your mood. Norpramin (desipramine) is not a first choice for treating depression because of its effects on the heart, but it can be good if other medicines haven't worked. Reviews & ratings Everyone Men Women Filter group. All currently selected Everyone Men Women All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ Filter group. All currently selected All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ 5.14 Ativan
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More about desipramine side effects » How it works Ativan desipramine Ativan (lorazepam) is a fast-acting benzodiazepine. It affects areas of the brain that help calm you down. This reduces anxiety and can cause sleepiness. Norpramin (desipramine) is a tricyclic antidepressant. It increases the amount of norepinephrine and serotonin in the brain, two chemicals that regulate mood. Type of medication Ativan desipramine Prescription only Prescription only Available as Ativan desipramine Used for Ativan desipramine Risk factors for serious side effects Ativan desipramine › Taking with opioids › Taking more than the prescribed dose › Taking Ativan (lorazepam) for longer than 4 weeks › History of drug abuse › Long-term use Detailed Ativan (lorazepam) risks & warnings » › People under age 24 › Tricyclic antidepressants › Fentanyl › Tramadol › Buspirone Detailed Norpramin (desipramine) risks & warnings »
The FDA hasn’t classified this medicine’s effects on unborn babies. Talk with your doctor about this medicine if you’re pregnant or planning on it.
Interactions Ativan desipramine › Less likely to have drug interactions compared to other drugs like it, so it might be a better option if you're taking multiple medications. No interactions related info.
Alcohol Ativan desipramine › Not safe to use with alcohol. › Can be habit-forming, so it's not typically used for long-term treatment or for people who've had problems with drug or alcohol abuse. No alcohol related info.
Sleep Ativan desipramine › Can cause temporary dizziness and drowsiness. › Can cause memory problems, drowsiness, dizziness, and confusion. No sleep related info. Upsides and benefits Ativan desipramine › Effective at relieving short-term anxiety. › Can be used together with antidepressants to manage anxiety disorders. Especially helpful for anxiety symptoms while you wait for an antidepressant to kick in. › Less likely to have drug interactions compared to other drugs like it, so it might be a better option if you're taking multiple medications. › Norpramin (desipramine) is available in generic and in many different strengths, so the dose can be more customized. › Norpramin (desipramine) has fewer side effects than similar tricyclic antidepressants. Downsides and risks Ativan desipramine › Can cause memory problems, drowsiness, dizziness, and confusion. › Can be habit-forming, so it's not typically used for long-term treatment or for people who've had problems with drug or alcohol abuse. › Compared to other similar medicines, Ativan (lorazepam) is more likely to cause withdrawal if you take it for a long time and then suddenly stop. › Most people find that Ativan (lorazepam) gets less effective over time. › Norpramin (desipramine) isn't recommended if you or your family has heart disease, seizures, or glaucoma. › Norpramin (desipramine) isn't a first choice for depression because it has more side effects than other antidepressants. › In some people, Norpramin (desipramine) can make you sleepy. In other people, Norpramin (desipramine) can keep you awake. › If you have diabetes, Norpramin (desipramine) can make your blood sugar go up. › Not recommended in children under 12 years of age. Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication Ativan desipramine › Can cause temporary dizziness and drowsiness. › Take only as much as your doctor prescribes. Taking more than directed or taking this for a long time can cause you to become dependent on it. › Not safe to use with alcohol. › Use caution or avoid use in older adults. › Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how Norpramin (desipramine) affects you since it can make you feel sleepy. › Talk to your doctor right away if your mood suddenly darkens and you want to hurt yourself while taking Norpramin (desipramine). › If you're being switched to Norpramin (desipramine) from monoamine oxidase inhibitors, you'll need to wait 2 weeks before you can start it. › Don't stop taking Norpramin (desipramine) suddenly without talking to your doctor first. Learn more More about Ativan Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert More about desipramine Side effects Alternatives FDA package insert