A patient is prescribed imipramine for the treatment of depression. The nurse should educate the patient about which potentially lethal side effect?


•Imipramine and other tricyclic antidepressants have many side effects that can be potentially lethal. These include seizures, arrhythmias, renal failure, and blood dyscrasias.

•Tricyclic antidepressants are no longer common due to their large side effect profile and the risk of overdose.

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