On December 2, 2009 the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in association with Sanofi-Aventis notified healthcare professionals that there were substantial changes made to the Warnings and Overdosage sections in the labeling for the popular antidepressant Norpramin (generic: desipramine hydrochloride).
The manufacturer has issued the following warning:
Extreme caution should be used when this drug is given to patients who have a family history of sudden death, cardiac dysrhythmias, and cardiac conduction disturbances; and that seizures precede cardiac dysrhythmias and death in some patients.
- Norpramin FDA Warning (Link)
- December 2009 – Dear Healthcare Professional Letter – Sanofi-Aventis (PDF)
- Prescribing Information including Medication Guide – Antidepressant Medicines, Depression and other Serious Mental Illnesses, and Suicidal Thoughts or Actions (PDF)
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