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Desipramine

Also known as Pertofrane and Norpramin


Desipramine (also known as desmethylimipramine) is a tricyclic antidepressant (TCA). It inhibits the reuptake of norepinephrine and to a lesser extent serotonin. It is used to treat depression, but not considered a first line treatment since the introduction of SSRI antidepressants. Desipramine is an active metabolite of imipramine. It is sold under the brand names Norpramin and Pertofrane.

Source: Wikipedia

Estimated Total Cost: $65.22 for an average of 28 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed desipramine to treat blastomycosis, rabies, west nile virus, and pick disease.

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