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Norpramin Side Effects

Constipation, dry mouth, and stomach cramps are a few of the side effects that have been reported with Norpramin. For the most part, Norpramin side effects are minor and require little or no treatment by you or your healthcare provider. However, certain side effects of Norpramin may be more serious and should be reported to your healthcare provider. Some of these side effects include changes in heart rhythm, a fast heart rate, and suicidal thoughts or behavior.

Norpramin Side Effects: An Introduction

As with any medicine, there are possible side effects with Norpramin® (desipramine hydrochloride). However, not everyone who takes the medicine will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate the drug well. When people do develop Norpramin side effects, in many cases they are minor, meaning they require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Norpramin. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Norpramin side effects with you.)

Side Effects of Norpramin

Norpramin has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occur in a group of people taking the drug are documented and are then compared to side effects that occur in another group of people not taking the medicine. This way, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine.
In these studies, some of the side effects of Norpramin includes:
Some additional side effects that may be expected (based on how Norpramin works) include:
  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Drowsiness.
Withdrawal side effects have been reported in people who have stopped taking Norpramin suddenly. These side effects of Norpramin withdrawal include can nausea, headaches, and a general ill feeling (see Norpramin Withdrawal).
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