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Anafranil

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
33 years experience Pathology
Yes: It is an anti-depressant medication, developed in the early 1960's and has been used since then. It is also used for obsessive compulsive disorders sp ... Read More
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Dr. Jane Steiner
43 years experience Psychiatry
Yes...: Anafranil is a tricyclic antidepressant that because of one slight change in its chemical structure, acts on serotonin instead of norepinephrine. This ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
33 years experience Pathology
Yes: It is an anti-depressant medication, developed in the early 1960's and has been used since then. Many people have been on the medication for >20 years ... Read More
Dr. Jane Steiner
43 years experience Psychiatry
Absolutely!: I have many patients who are doing well on it either by itself or in small doses together with an ssri. That way minimizes the potential side effects ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Increased appetite and weight gain can be associated with anafranil (clomipramine).
Dr. Robert Berkowitz
34 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Weight gain can be a side effect of Anafranil (clomipramine) due to its effect on histamine and choline receptors. Other typical side effects include ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Invega/ Anagranil: Invega (paliperidone) is an antipsychotic medication that is sometimes added on for mood stability. It can be used in bipolar disorder as a mood stabi ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
33 years experience Pathology
No: One of the side effects of this drug used to treat obsessive compulsive disorder is actually decreased sexual ability. If your ability is decreased, y ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Shukhman
31 years experience Addiction Medicine
Possibly: Similar to many antidepressant medications, and has a side effect of "delayed ejaculation". Some of my patients use antidepressant vacations specifica ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly: One study showed that up to 18 % of adults taking Anafranil (clomipramine) gained weight.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
28 years experience Internal Medicine
You should never: Self reduce medication without dr advice. Your doc knows your condition and will advise you of the risk and benefit of dose reduction
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Other SSRI's: Other ssri's such as luvox, zoloft, (sertraline) and Celexa may help obsessive thoughts and be less sedating than anafranil. Sometimes finding a medi ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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No: No, it will not.
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