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A 36-year-old member asked:

has anyone taken anafranil (clomipramine) for over 20 years?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lester Thompson
Pathology 33 years experience
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.
Dr. Jane Steiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
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.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Are there side effects of anafranil (clomipramine) medication?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Khaled Mohamed
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Several: The older medications of antidepressants has several side effects and that's why the newer medicines are used more. Side effects include dry mouth blurred vision, constipation, urinary retention, heart arrhythmias, hypotension, seizures, ejaculatory dysfunction, .
A 41-year-old member asked:

Has anyone heard of anafranil (clomipramine)?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lester Thompson
Pathology 33 years experience
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 specifically. There are many side effects, though.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Are there serious side effects of anafranil (clomipramine) medication?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Khaled Mohamed
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Several: The older medications of antidepressants has several side effects and that's why the newer medicines are used more. Side effects include dry mouth blurred vision, constipation, urinary retention, heart arrhythmias, hypotension, seizures, ejaculatory dysfunction, .
A 44-year-old member asked:

Does anafranil (clomipramine) has sexual side effects?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Khaled Mohamed
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Yes: Anafranil (clomipramine) cause seen side effects like impotence, ejaculation delay, anorgasmia, loss of sexual desire.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Is it harmful to take anafranil (clomipramine) for over 20 years?

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Dr. Khaled Mohamed
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Not at all: Anofranil is a member of tricyclic antidepressants which when used appropriately are safe for a long time, but the newer generation are safer with less side effects.

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