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what are the side effects of clomipramine? what is it used for?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Clomipramine: Clomipramine is a tricyclic antidepressant, trade name anafranil (clomipramine). It's especially used for ocd. Side effects depend on dose, but the most common is drowsiness. Also can have dry mouth, constipation, urinary retention, sweating, and postural hypotension (dizziness when getting up quickly).
Dr. Louis Cady
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Clomiprimanie sxs : It is a tricyclic antidepressant. This means it has all the "baggage" of that class of drugs. Symptoms - difficulty with the following: - urinating - dry mouth - ejaculating - thinking clearly (anti-histamine and anti-cholinergic) - focusing eyes up close - standing up in the middle of the night (it can drop bp) - staying awake. You can have seizures or heart rhythm disturbance with high level.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Are there side effects of anafranil (clomipramine) medication?

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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)?

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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?

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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 36-year-old member asked:

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

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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.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Does anafranil (clomipramine) has sexual side effects?

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Dr. Khaled Mohamed
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Yes: Anafranil (clomipramine) cause seen side effects like impotence, ejaculation delay, anorgasmia, loss of sexual desire.

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