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Dr. Jane Steiner
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Anafranil (Overview)

Anafranil is a tertiary amine tricyclic which is a kind of tricyclic type drug (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting drug, atypical anti-psychotic drug).


Dr. Jane Steiner
81 doctors shared insights

Anafranil (Overview)

Anafranil is a tertiary amine tricyclic which is a kind of tricyclic type drug (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting drug, atypical anti-psychotic drug).


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

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

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. ...Read more

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I have light depression , now l take anafranil (clomipramine) and i want to change it to escitalopram . Can I do it directly without any time period . Thanks?

I have light depression , now l take anafranil (clomipramine) and i want to change it to escitalopram . Can I do it  directly without any time period . Thanks?

Talk with your Dr.: You should consult with whomever is prescribing for you. He or she can advise you on how to make the change and whether or not it seems like a good idea in your particular case. ...Read more

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Can yo use anafranil (clomipramine) for sex to last longer in bed?

Can yo use anafranil (clomipramine) for sex to last longer in bed?

No: One of the side effects of this drug used to treat obsessive compulsive disorder is actually decreased sexual ability. If your ability is decreased, you will last less time not more. ...Read more

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How long until anafranil (clomipramine) starts to work? I'm horribly depressed !

How long until anafranil (clomipramine) starts to work? I'm horribly depressed !

Usually: Takes at least three weeks to a month for the effects to be detected, check with your doctor for addition recommendations. ...Read more

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How many days after i stop taking 12.5mg of anafranil (clomipramine) can I safely breastfeed?My baby is 1mo old is it too late to start breastfeeding?

How many days after i stop taking 12.5mg of anafranil (clomipramine) can I safely breastfeed?My baby is 1mo old is it too late to start breastfeeding?

Safely: As long as you take anafranil (clomipramine), (clomipramine) it will be expressed in your breastmilk. There have only been a few studies of breastfeeding mothers on Anafranil (clomipramine) and their infants. In one of the studies, the babies were followed for 2 years and no untoward effects on growth or development were detected. The babies' blood was tested for the presence of anafranil (clomipramine). It was detected, but in low doses. ...Read more

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Yesterday i had a pretty rough massage and i discontinued 25mg of anafranil (clomipramine) i'm getting these electric shock feeling all over is this dangerous? What

Yesterday i had a pretty rough massage and i discontinued 25mg of anafranil (clomipramine) i'm getting these electric shock feeling all over is this dangerous? What

See your doctor.: Some people may experience withdrawal from meds including Anafranil (clomipramine) even at that low dose. I am not sure if your physician is cross-tapering you to an ssri. I assume you are being treated for ocd. If you began an ssri, then the symptoms should dissipate somewhat. If you had a thai massage w/ passive stretching, then you could have irritated nerves such as the sciatic one down the back of your leg. ...Read more

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