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does imipramine help with depression

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Shukhman
31 years experience Addiction Medicine
Try it: Tofranil (imipramine) is one of the old medications for depression ( in fact, possibly the first official one) and it is still a good medication. Not ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Esguerra
16 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, a tricyclic: Tofranil/imipramine is a tricyclic antidepressant that commonly causes dry mouth, sleepiness, nausea, upset stomach, constipation. It can also cause b ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
36 years experience Psychiatry
The best: Medication of any kind is the one that works for you with the fewest side effects.
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Dr. Steven Reidbord
36 years experience Psychiatry
They're very similar: Elavil (amitriptyline) (amitripyline) and tofranil (imipramine) are both tricyclic antidepressants, an older category. While they are effective again ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Depression: Your doctor can evaluate & provide the best advice.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Blumenfield
57 years experience Psychiatry
Not always safe: It is perfectly possible to safely take both medications. On the other hand they both have the potential to sedate and in some people the combination ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marshall Seligmann
14 years experience Pediatrics
Psychiatric Meds: Psychiatric medications should be initiated and adjusted only under the direct supervision and care of a licensed Psychiatrist. Do not attempt to tit ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
54 years experience Neurosurgery
Not likely: Imipramine due to its anticholinergic activity can inhibit bladder emptying and possibly pain during urination due to forcing urine through a tight sp ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
39 years experience Psychiatry
Brand before?: Answer depends on whether you have been taking brand surmontil (trimipramine) previously. But not a pharm answer! the placebo effect is powerful, bot ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Foster
44 years experience Psychiatry
Caution: Imipramine + buspirone may interact to increase risk for serotonin syndrome. Be sure you are closely supervised by prescribing doctor while taking the ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Generally not: The emotion of sadness can certainly come on suddenly, in response to loss or hurt of some kind. The illness of depression is very different. Depress ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Sort of: Depression does not stay at the same level forever. It tends to go in cycles. However it helps to speak with a therapist to help overcome depression.

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