Desipramine HCL Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry Mouth
  • Head Pain
  • Increased Hunger
  • Taste Impairment
  • Weight Gain

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Type Of Movement Disorder Called Parkinsonism
  • Abnormal Heart Rhythm
  • Abnormal Sexual Function
  • Blurred Vision
  • Confusion
  • Difficult Or Painful Urination
  • Hallucinations
  • Low Blood Pressure
  • Muscle Tremors
  • Nervousness
  • Slow Heartbeat
  • The Inability To Have An Erection

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Altered Interest In Having Sexual Intercourse
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Heartburn
  • Vomiting

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Blood Disorder
  • A Disorder With Excess Antidiuretic Hormone Called Syndrome Of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone
  • A Heart Attack
  • A Skin Rash
  • A Stroke
  • A Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Angioedema
  • A Type Of Slowed Heart Rhythm Disorder Called Heart Block
  • Abnormal Heart Electrical Signals
  • Abnormal Liver Function Tests
  • Accidental Falls
  • Breastmilk Production Not Associated With Childbirth Or Nursing
  • Enlarged Breasts
  • Fast Heartbeat
  • Hair Loss
  • High Amount Of Bilirubin In The Blood
  • Increased Eosinophils In The Blood
  • Increased Sensitivity Of The Skin To The Sun
  • Inflammation Of The Skin Due To An Allergy
  • Itching
  • Large Purple Or Brown Skin Blotches
  • Mental Problems From Taking The Drug
  • Panic Disorder
  • Prolonged QT Interval On EKG
  • Rapid Ventricular Heartbeat
  • Ringing In The Ears
  • Secondary Angle-Closure Glaucoma, A Type Of Eye Disorder
  • Seizures
  • Serotonin Syndrome, A Type Of Disorder With High Serotonin Levels
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Swelling Of The Testicles
  • Ventricular Fibrillation, A Heart Rhythm Disorder
  • Very Low Levels Of Granulocytes, A Type Of White Blood Cell

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Feeling Of Restlessness With Inability To Sit Still
  • A Form Of Mania That Has A Lower Severity Of Symptoms
  • Aggressive Behavior
  • Agitation
  • An Inability To Control Impulsive Behavior
  • Anxious Feelings
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Delusions
  • Dilated Pupils
  • Feelings Of Hostility
  • Heart Throbbing Or Pounding
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Blood Sugar
  • Irritability
  • Low Blood Sugar
  • Manic Behavior
  • Nausea
  • Nightmares
  • Numbness And Tingling
  • Puffy Face From Water Retention

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