Desipramine is used for treatment of endogenous depression when the patient needs a drug with significant stimulatory side effects. These drugs have also been employed in the treatment of enuresis (involuntary urination) in childhood and severe obsessive-compulsive neurosis. Desipramine is the antidepressant of choice in patients where maximal stimulation is indicated. The therapeutic concentration of desipramine is 100 to 300 ng/mL. About 1 to 3 weeks of treatment are required before therapeutic effectiveness becomes apparent. The most frequent side effects are those attributable to anticholinergic effects; dry mouth, constipation, dizziness, tachycardia, palpitations, blurred vision, and urinary retention. These occur at blood concentrations in excess of 400 ng/mL, although they may occur at therapeutic concentrations in the early stage of therapy.
No special preparation is needed for Desipramine. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Desipramine. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.
|UNISEX||All age groups||100 - 300ng/ml|