Imipramine is a type of antidepressant drug that is used mainly in the treatment of depression. It's in a class of chemicals know as tricyclic antidepressants, which were developed in the 1950s and named after their three part chemical structure (like a tricycle has three wheels.) Imipramine works by elevating abnormal levels of neurotransmitters in the brain that are causing depressive symptoms. Imipramine can also be used to prevent instances of bed wetting (also called enuresis) by shortening the stage of sleep in which bed wetting occurs.

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