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What happens if I miss a dose (Norpramin)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Norpramin)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of desipramine can be fatal.
What should I avoid while taking desipramine (Norpramin)?
Do not drink alcohol. Desipramine can increase the effects of alcohol, which could be dangerous.
Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with desipramine and lead to unwanted side effects. Discuss the use of grapefruit products with your doctor.
This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds. Desipramine can make you sunburn more easily. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) when you are outdoors.
What other drugs will affect desipramine (Norpramin)?
Taking desipramine with other drugs that make you sleepy or slow your breathing can increase these effects. Ask your doctor before taking desipramine with a sleeping pill, narcotic pain medicine, muscle relaxer, or medicine for anxiety, depression, or seizures.
You must wait at least 5 weeks after stopping fluoxetine (Prozac) before you can take desipramine.
Many drugs can interact with desipramine. Not all possible interactions are listed here. Tell your doctor about all your medications and any you start or stop using during treatment with desipramine, especially:
This list is not complete and many other drugs can interact with desipramine. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Give a list of all your medicines to any healthcare provider who treats you.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about desipramine.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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