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What is desipramine?

Desipramine is a medication used to treat depression. Everyone feels sad or gloomy now and then, which is a natural part of living. However, scientists believe that chronic depression is a disease that is caused by an imbalance of chemicals in the brain called neurotransmitters. Desipramine increases levels of a certain type of neurotransmitter called norepinephrine, and to a lesser extent, seratonin. You take desipramine as a tablet that you swallow.

Desipramine is a prescription drug used to treat depression. It works as a tricyclic antidepressant to restore balance to chemicals in the brain that lead to depression. Desipramine usually comes in tablet form.

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