They include amitriptyline, desipramine, imipramine, nortriptyline, and trimipramine.
The most commonly used ones are nortriptyline (Pamelor), desipramine (Elavil), and imipramine (Tofranil).
Antidepressants commonly used to treat bulimia include desipramine (Norpramin), imipramine (Tofranil), and fluoxetine (Prozac).
Such tricyclic antidepressants as desipramine (Norpramin, Pertofane) and amitriptyline (Elavil) are frequently recommended as well.
Reported side effects of these drugs include persistent dry mouth, sedation, disorientation, and cardiac arrhythmia (particularly with desipramine).
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