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Name of the generic: clomipramine (also known as Kloe-MI-pra-meen [kloe-MI-pra-meen])
Class of drugs: tricyclic antidepressants

What is Anafranil?

Anafranil is a tricyclic antidepressant utilised to treat symptoms that are associated with the disorder obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and include frequent thoughts or feelings as well as repeated actions.Anafranil is intended for adults and children who are 10 or older.Anafranil can also be used for reasons not mentioned in this guideline.

Side effects of Anafranil

Contact a medical professional immediately. Get medical attention immediately if you notice symptoms or warning signs of an allergic response,breathing, like hives, trouble breathing or swelling of your lips, face, and tongue.Get medical attention in the event of a serious drug reaction that could affect the body's many organs. Symptoms may include the following: skin eruptions, fever,muscle and swollen glands. Other symptoms include muscles aches, extreme weakness, unusual bruising, or the appearance of yellowing on your eyes or skin.If you notice any new or worsening symptoms, ask your physician for treatment, including changes in your behaviour or mood, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you are feeling angry, irritable, mpulsive,  or aggressive. anxious, hyperactive (mentally as well as physically), or more depressed, or are contemplating suicide or causing harm to yourself.

Anafranil may cause serious side effects. Contact your physician immediately in the following situations:

  • Low sodium level low sodium level headache headache, confusion, speech that is slurred, severe weakening, vomiting, inability to move in the legs, unsteadiness;
  • Blurred vision blurred vision, swelling or pain, or the appearance of halos around lights
  • Anxiety, fear of the dark and thoughts about harming oneself are among the top 3 concerns people experience when trying to sleep at night.
  • Burning or pain after you urinate,
  • A seizure (convulsions).

Take immediate medical attention. If you are experiencing signs that suggest serotonin syndrome, for example, hallucinations, agitation, sweating, fever chills, shivering, rapid heart rate, muscle stiffness, or twitching, You may also experience loss of coordination, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhoea.

Common adverse effects of anafranil could include:

  • Feeling dizzy, drowsy, exhausted, or nervous
  • Tremors, jerking muscle movements;
  • Sweating;
  • Changes in appetite or weight gain;
  • Urination issues;
  • Vision change
  • Diminished sex drive, impermanence, or difficulty having an orgasm.

This isn't a complete list of possible side effects, and other effects may also be present. Contact your doctor for advice regarding medical effects. You may report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Sertraline, Fluoxemic, Zoloft, Prozac, Paroxetine, and Paxil


You shouldn't take Anafranil in the event that you recently suffered a cardiac attack.Don't take this medicine in the event that you've used an MAO inhibitor within the past 14 days, including linezolid and isocarboxazid, methylene blue injection, or phenelzine rasagiline and selegiline. tranylcypromine.Many young people are contemplating suicide while using an antidepressant. Be vigilant for any changes regarding your mental state or the symptoms. Inform your physician if any symptoms change or worsen over time.

Before you take this drug

Anafranil should not be used if you are allergic to it or suffer from:

  • You've recently suffered a heart attack
  • You are sensitive to antidepressants like amoxapine, amitriptyline, desipramine, doxepin, imipramine, nortriptyline, and protriptyline.

Avoid using Anafranil if you have taken an MAO inhibitor in the last 14 days. An interaction between drugs could prove potentially hazardous, leading to life-threatening reactions. MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid linezolid, methylene blue injection rasagiline, phenelzine, tranylcypromine, and others.Discuss with your physician if you have used any "SSRI" antidepressants in the last five weeks, for example, fluoxetine, escitalopram, or citalopram (Prozac), fluvoxamine, sertraline, paroxetine (Zoloft), trazodone, or vilazodone.

Contact your physician immediately if you experience:

  • Liver disease;
  • Kidney disease;
  • Bipolar disorder (manicor depression), schizophrenia, or any other mental illness;
  • Alcoholism;
  • A seizure or a head injury;
  • Coronary disease;
  • Low blood pressure;
  • Narrow-angle glaucoma;
  • The adrenal gland is overactive, has cancer (pheochromocytoma or neuroblastoma),
  • Urination issues.

Make sure to inform your doctor that you are taking stimulant medicines, opioid medications, herbal products, or medications for mental illness, depression, Parkinson's disease, migraine headaches, severe infections, or for the prevention of vomiting or nausea. These medications can interfere with Anafranil and result in serotonin syndrome, a serious illness.After beginning an antidepressant medication, many young adults become vulnerable to suicidal thoughts.Your doctor should be able to check your progress regularly. Your family members and other carers should be on the lookout for changes in your symptoms or mood.Notify your doctor immediately if you plan on becoming pregnant, whether due to natural conception, IVF treatment or otherwise.The use of this medication during late pregnancy could trigger withdrawal symptoms in the infant.Breastfeeding is not advised when using Anafranil.

How to take Anafranil?

Follow the directions on the prescription label and study all medication guides or instructions sheets. Your doctor may change the dosage. Follow the medication exactly as prescribed.It could take up to four weeks before your symptoms begin to improve. Use the medication exactly according to instructions, and notify your physician if you persist after four months of therapy.Consult your physician if symptoms don't improve or if symptoms become worse.If you require surgery, be sure to inform your surgeon that you're currently taking Anafranil. You might have to stop your treatment for a brief period of time.Don't stop taking Anafranil abruptly, or you may experience uncomfortable withdrawal effects. Discuss with your doctor the best way to completely stop taking this medication.Keep at room temperature and away from heat and moisture. Close the bottle when not being used.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Do not take the medicine for as long as you can. However, avoid your missed dosage if it's nearing the time to take the next dose. Don't take two doses at a time.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention immediately, or contact us for help at the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222. An anafranil overdose could be fatal.Overdose symptoms can include irregular heartbeats, being agitated or restless, confusion, intense sweating, jerky or slow muscles, severe sleepiness or slow breathing, feeling as if you could get out of bed, experiencing seizures, or even a coma.

What should be avoided?

Beware of drinking alcohol. Dangerous side effects may be experienced.Avoid driving and other hazardous activities until you understand how anafranil affects your body. Your reaction could be affected.

Interaction with other drugs

Combining Anafranil with other medications that cause drowsiness can cause more of this. Talk to your doctor prior to using an opioid drug, a sleeping pill, a muscle relaxer, or medication for anxiety and seizures.A variety of drugs can impact Anafranil.These include prescription and over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Not all interactions are included in this list. Discuss with your physician all your current medications and any other medications you are about to start or stop taking.




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