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How soon after taking desipramine will my symptoms improve?

It may take any where from two to three weeks for desipramine to start working. It is common, in the first few weeks of taking this medication, to have thoughts of suicide. For this reason you should schedule regular doctor's visits. Do not stop taking desipramine suddenly; sudden discontinuation can result in withdrawal symptoms such as headaches, stomach upset and weakness. Additionally, do not take more than prescribed in order to "speed up" the results. Overdoses of desipramine can cause widened pupils, tiredness, irregular heartbeats, vomiting, confusion, blurred vision, hallucinations, rapid changes in body temperature, muscle stiffness, convulsions, seizure or coma.

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