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Imipramine Information

Imipramine Benefits & Uses

Imipramine is used to treat the following -

Imipramine 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 Imipramine


Imipramine Side Effects

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

  1. Sleepiness
  2. Blurred vision
  3. Constipation Moderate
  4. Weight gain
  5. Dry Mouth Mild
  6. Difficulty urinating
  7. Rapid heart rate (pulse)
  8. Orthostatic Hypotension (Sudden Lowering of Blood Pressure on Standing)
  9. Nausea or vomiting
  10. Tremor
  11. Abdominal Pain Moderate

Imipramine Related Warnings

Is the use of Imipramine safe for pregnant women?

Imipramine may cause moderate side effects during pregnancy. If you feel its harmful effects, then stop taking this drug immediately, and do not take Imipramine again without your doctor's advice.


Is the use of Imipramine safe during breastfeeding?

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


What is the effect of Imipramine on the Kidneys?

Imipramine is rarely harmful for kidney.


What is the effect of Imipramine on the Liver?

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


What is the effect of Imipramine on the Heart?

Imipramine may have mild side effects on the heart. Most people will never see any effect on the heart.


Severe Interaction of Imipramine with Other Drugs

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

Imipramine Contraindications

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

  1. Heart Disease
  2. Suicidal Tendency
  3. Bipolar Disorder
  4. Schizophrenia
  5. Thyroid
  6. Diabetes
  7. Depression

Frequently asked Questions about Imipramine

Is this Imipramine habit forming or addictive?

No, there is no any evidence that Imipramine is addictive.

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

No, after taking Imipramine, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery because you may feel sleepy.


Is it safe?

" Yes, Imipramine it is safe but take it after seeking your doctor's advice."

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

Yes, in many cases, taking Imipramine can help with mental disorders.


Imipramine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Imipramine

Taking Imipramine with food does not cause any problem.


Interaction between Alcohol and Imipramine

Consuming Imipramine with alcohol can have many serious effects on your body.

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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