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Lebanon
A 24-year-old male asked:

Are there any medications similar to anafranil (clomipramine)? because anafranil (clomipramine) caused me memory problems.

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Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry 58 years experience
Imipramine: Tofranil/imiptamine is probably closest.
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Dr. Raju Indukuri
Psychiatry 46 years experience
OCD: Medications similar to Anafranil for ocd are luvox, (fluvoxamine) and prozac.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
OCD Meds: Meds approved by the FDA to treat OCD: fluvoxamine (Luvox), clomipramine (Anafranil), fluoxetine (Prozac), paroxetine (Paxil, Pexeva) & sertaline (Zoloft).
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Lebanon
A 24-year-old male asked:

Why anafranil (clomipramine) causes memory problems and i can stop taking it because its the only medicine that worked for my ocd.

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
A Verified Doctoranswered
41 years experience
Check a blood level: Make sure that you get an Anafranil (clomipramine) blood level checked. If the blood level is too high it can certainly cause memory problems. By no means should you stop it. It is very difficult to find a medication that is effective in ocd. Work with your psychiatrist on this issue. If your psychiatrist thinks that the memory difficulties are being caused by anticholinergic effects of the Anafranil (clomipramine) then he or she may be willing to give you a trial on a medication to reverse that. Best wishes.
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Lebanon
A 24-year-old male asked:

Why anafranil (clomipramine) causes memory problems?

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Dr. Patrick Tapia
Psychiatry 14 years experience
Anticholinergic med: Any medication that blocks acetylcholine receptors or reduces the amount of acetylcholine that is released as a neurotransmitter may promote cognitive dysfunction as anticholinergic medications reduce the cognition that is mediated by the cholinergic projection from the nucleus basalis of meynert to the forebrain, interestingly, alzheimer's dementia also decreases acetylcholine release.
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