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A 23-year-old male asked:

is it possible that my disorder get worse if i reduce anafranil (clomipramine) from 37.5 to 25?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
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
Dr. Mitchell Cohen
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Dose response: Anafranil (clomipramine) is a tricyclic drug that requires adjusment to the right daily dose over time to achieve the blood level of medication you need to get adequate effectiveness. You could get worse reducing your Anafranil (clomipramine) dose. Discuss with your doctor.

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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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