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AJN, American Journal of Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000372067.01264.dd
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Revised Warning for the Antidepressant Desipramine

Aschenbrenner, Diane S. MS, APRN-BC

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Abstract

* Desipramine (Norpramin) should be used with great caution in patients with a family history of sudden death, cardiac arrhythmias, or cardiac conduction disturbances.

* It should also be used with caution in patients with a history of seizure disorder.

* An overdose of desipramine is more likely to cause death than an overdose of other tricyclic antidepressants.

© 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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