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Imipramine

Imipramine (Tofranil)

Imipramine belongs to a class of antidepressant drugs known as the tricyclics. It is mainly used in the long-term treatment of depression to elevate mood, increase physical activity, improve appetite and restore interest in everyday life. Less sedating than some otherĀ antidepressants, it is particularly useful when a depressed person is withdrawn or apathetic, though it can aggravate insomnia if taken in the evening.

Benefits Seen

  • From 2 -6 weeks for full benefits

Missed Dose

  • Take as soon as you remember. If you next does is due within 3 hours, take a single dose now and skip the next one. Never Take a Double Dose!

If Stop Taking

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

Overdose symptoms include

  • Coma
  • Dangerous heart rhythms

Warnings

  • Alcohol may increase the sedative effect of this drug.
  • Do not give this drug to children under six. If over sixty only use drug in small doses and with close monitoring of it’s side effects.

Do not use if

You had negative reactions to this drug or any drug in this class in the past. If you have taken any MAO inhibitors in the last 14 days.

Inform your Doctor if

  • You had negative reactions to this drug or any drug in this class in the past.
  • If you have taken any MAO inhibitors in the last 14 days.
  • You have had heart problems.
  • You have had long-term kidney or liver problems.
  • You have had epileptic fits.
  • You have had glaucoma.
  • You have prostrate trouble.

Symptoms or Side Effects

Common

  • Sweating
  • Flushing
  • Dry mouth
  • Constipation
  • Blurred vision

Rare

  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Rash
  • Palpitations

See doctor always

  • Blurred vision
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Rash
  • Palpitations

See doctor if severe

  • Sweating
  • Flushing
  • Dry mouth
  • Constipation

See doctor NOW

  • Rash
  • Palpitation

Stop taking and see doctor NOW

  • Palpitations