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Clomipramine

Clomipramine (Anafranil)

No More Panic forum posts about this medication can be found here: Anafranil / clomipramine

Clomipramine is an antidepressant from the tricyclic antidepressants family of drugs. This drug is used mainly in the treatment of depression and OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) but is also used to relief symptoms of phobias.

It is also used in the treatment of narcolepsy

Benefits Seen

  • From a few days to a few weeks. If you are going to suffer any unpleasant side effects, then they should appear right away.

If Stop Taking

  • Do not stop without consulting your doctor and never abruptly.

Overdose symptoms

  • Agitation
  • Coma
  • Confusion
  • Convulsions
  • Delirium
  • Fever
  • Hallucinations
  • Shallow breathing
  • Shock
  • Seizures
  • Tremors

Warnings unless agreed by doctor

  • Do not drink alcohol while taking this drug.
  • Do not take this drug if you are pregnant
  • Do not take this drug if planning to become pregnant.
  • Do not take if you are breast-feeding.
  • Do not take this drug if you have taken any monoamine oxidase (MAO) in the past two weeks.
  • Do not take if you have narrow-angle glaucoma.
  • Do not take if you have a cardiac disorder.
  • Do not take if you have any blood cell disorders, or active bone marrow depression.
  • Do not give this drug to children under ten and in lower doses to adolescents. If over sixty only use drug in small doses and with close monitoring of it’s side effects. The elderly should be careful when standing, the blood pressure lowering effects of this drug may make them fall.

Do not use if

  • You had negative reactions to this drug or any drug in this class in the past.

Inform your Doctor if

  • You had negative reactions to this drug or any drug in this class in the past
  • If you have epilepsy
  • If you are taking any other prescription or non-prescription drug.
  • If you plan to be under anesthesia or having any surgery in the next few months,also if you will be undergoing any medical tests.

Symptoms or Side Effects

Common

  • Blurred vision
  • Constipation
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Low blood pressure
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

Rare

  • Allergies
  • Confusion
  • Increased appetite
  • Insomnia
  • Racing heartbeat/palpitations
  • Skin rashes
  • Seizures
  • Sexual problems

See doctor always

  • Allergies
  • Confusion
  • Low blood pressure
  • Skin rashes
  • Seizures
  • Sexual problems
  • Vomiting

See doctor if severe

  • Blurred vision
  • Constipation
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Increased appetite
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea
  • Racing heartbeat/palpitations

See doctor NOW

  • Allergies
  • Confusion
  • Skin rashes
  • Seizures