Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Desipramine

Synonym(s): Pertofran

Introduction

Name

  • Desipramine.

Class of drug

  • Tricyclic antidepressant.

Description

Chemical name

  • 10,11-Dihydro-N-methyl-5H-dibenz[b,f]azepine-5-propanamine; 10,11-dihydro-5-[3-(methylamino)propyl]-5H-dibenz[b,f]azepine.

Molecular formula

  • C18H22N2.

Physical properties

  • Boiling point 172-174°.

Uses

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Indications

  • Variable success when used to treat hyperactive, excitable, young dogs.

Administration

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Precautions

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Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Based onSmall Animal Formulary.Tennant, Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA. ISBN: 0 905214 44 7

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