Norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (NRIs) are a type of antidepressant medication that work by increasing the levels of norepinephrine in the brain. Norepinephrine is a neurotransmitter that is involved in mood regulation, appetite, sleep, and memory. Low levels of norepinephrine can lead to depression and other mental health issues.
Common NRIs include reboxetine, atomoxetine, and desipramine. Side effects of NRIs can include nausea, insomnia, headache, and drowsiness. It is important to talk to your doctor about any potential side effects before taking an NRI.« Back to Glossary Index