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What should I know about desipramine?

You should not take desipramine if you have just had a heart attack or use monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors. 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. It may take anywhere from two to three weeks for desipramine to start working. Do not stop taking desipramine suddenly; sudden discontinuation can result in withdrawal symptoms, such as headaches, stomach upset and weakness.

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