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Clomipramine

Clomipramine Information

Clomipramine Benefits & Uses

Clomipramine is used to treat the following -

Clomipramine Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Clomipramine

Clomipramine

Clomipramine Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Clomipramine is used -

  1. Sleepiness
  2. Blurred vision
  3. Dry Mouth Mild
  4. Difficulty urinating
  5. Constipation Moderate
  6. Orthostatic Hypotension (Sudden Lowering of Blood Pressure on Standing)
  7. Weight gain
  8. Urine Retention
  9. Palpitations (fluttering in chest)
  10. Confusion
  11. Dystonia
  12. Drowsiness
  13. Dizziness Mild
  14. Tremor
  15. Headache Mild
  16. Fatigue Mild
  17. Nausea or vomiting
  18. Hot Flashes
  19. Seizures (uncontrollable jerking of limbs)

Clomipramine Related Warnings

Is the use of Clomipramine safe for pregnant women?

Clomipramine can have harmful effects for pregnant women. If you experience anything like this, then discontinue Clomipramine and take your doctor's advice.

Moderate

Is the use of Clomipramine safe during breastfeeding?

Women who are breastfeeding may experience severe harmful effects after taking Clomipramine. It should not be taken only under medical supervision.

Severe

What is the effect of Clomipramine on the Kidneys?

Clomipramine is not harmful for kidney.

Safe

What is the effect of Clomipramine on the Liver?

Clomipramine may have mild side effects on the liver. Most people will never see any effect on the liver.

Mild

What is the effect of Clomipramine on the Heart?

Side effects of Clomipramine rarely affect the heart.

Mild

Severe Interaction of Clomipramine with Other Drugs

Clomipramine should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Linezolid

Clonidine

Chlorpheniramine,Dextromethorphan,Paracetamol,Phenylephrine

    Amiodarone

    Paracetamol,Tramadol

      Phenylephrine

      Clomipramine Contraindications

      If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Clomipramine unless your doctor advises you to do so -

      1. Heart Disease
      2. Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
      3. Calcium Deficiency
      4. Potassium Deficiency
      5. Suicidal Tendency
      6. Schizophrenia
      7. Bipolar Disorder
      8. Thyroid

      Frequently asked Questions about Clomipramine

      Is this Clomipramine habit forming or addictive?

      Forming a habit of Clomipramine has not been reported.

      Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

      After taking Clomipramine, you should not drive or work on any heavy machine. It can be dangerous, as Clomipramine can make you drowsy.

      Dangerous

      Is it safe?

      Yes, but take Clomipramine only on doctor's advice.

      Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

      Is it able to treat mental disorders?

      Yes, taking Clomipramine can treat mental disorders.

      हाँ

      Clomipramine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

      Interaction between Food and Clomipramine

      It is safe to take Clomipramine with food.

      Safe

      Interaction between Alcohol and Clomipramine

      Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol while taking Clomipramine as it can have severe side effects.

      Severe
      This medicine data has been created by -
      Md Saadullah
      M.Pharma, Pharmacy
      3 Years of Experience
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      Vikas Chauhan
      B.Pharma, Pharmacy
      2 Years of Experience
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      References

      1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Anafranil® (clomipramine hydrochloride)
      2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 454, 456, 458, 464