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. Improves mood and helps you relax. Celexa (Citalopram) is good for treating depression and anxiety. Might be less likely to cause side effects than some antidepressants, but not the best choice for people with heart or liver problems. 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+
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-51% worse vs. desipramine
+16% better vs. desipramine
Side effects desipramine Celexa
The desipramine FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
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Dry Mouth 6%
Sweating Increased 2%
Ejaculation Disorder 5%
More Celexa side effects » How it works desipramine Celexa Norpramin (desipramine) is a tricyclic antidepressant. It increases the amount of norepinephrine and serotonin in the brain, two chemicals that regulate mood. Celexa (Citalopram) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant. It increases serotonin activity in the brain, which regulates mood. Type of medication desipramine Celexa Prescription only Prescription only Available as desipramine Celexa Used for desipramine Celexa Risk factors for serious side effects desipramine Celexa › People under age 24 › Tricyclic antidepressants › Fentanyl › Tramadol › Buspirone Detailed Norpramin (desipramine) risks & warnings » › Age 24 years or younger › Using other medications that affect serotonin › History of bipolar disorder › At risk for bipolar disorder › Stopping Celexa (Citalopram) suddenly Detailed Celexa (citalopram) 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.
Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.
Food desipramine Celexa No food related info. › Take with food to avoid upset stomach.
Kidneys and liver desipramine Celexa No kidneys and liver related info. › Not a good option for you if you have heart or liver problems.
Sex desipramine Celexa No sex related info. › Can cause sexual side effects like low libido and an inability to orgasm or ejaculate.
Weight desipramine Celexa No weight related info. › Can cause minor weight gain (1 to 5 pounds). Upsides and benefits desipramine Celexa › 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. › Effective at relieving depression and anxiety symptoms. › Causes less sleepiness compared to other antidepressants. › Six out of ten people who use an antidepressant for the first time find that it works for them. Downsides and risks desipramine Celexa › 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. › Can cause sexual side effects like low libido and an inability to orgasm or ejaculate. › Can cause minor weight gain (1 to 5 pounds). › Celexa (Citalopram) can cause an irregular heartbeat if you take a high dose (40 mg a day, or more). › Not a good option for you if you have heart or liver problems. › Like most antidepressants, it can cause a higher risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior for people younger than 24 years. › The first antidepressant you try doesn't always work or it can cause side effects you really don't like. You might need to try a few different medications until you find one that works for you. Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication desipramine Celexa › 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. › Take with food to avoid upset stomach. › Takes about 8 to 12 weeks to see the medication's full effects on your mood. › Stop taking it slowly to avoid getting withdrawal symptoms. › Tell your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or unusual thoughts. Learn more More about desipramine Side effects Alternatives FDA package insert More about Celexa Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert