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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
85 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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I am facing many cognitive issues like memory, learning and personality problems. I am taking anafranil, (clomipramine) could my serotonin levels be down as a side effect?

I am facing many cognitive issues like memory, learning and personality problems. I am taking anafranil, (clomipramine) could my serotonin levels be down as a side effect?

Don't know: Serotonin levels are not easy to measure. You need to look at spinal fluid. There are some great behavioral neurologists in philly that can help you sort through the current problems you seem to be having. ...Read more

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Are there serious side effects of anafranil (clomipramine)?

Are there serious side effects of anafranil (clomipramine)?

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, . ...Read more

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Interactions between anafranil (clomipramine) and hydrogen pamoate?

Interactions between anafranil (clomipramine) and hydrogen pamoate?

Hydroxyzine pamoate?: My guess is you mean "hydroxyzine" rather than "hydrogen" pamoate? If not, i apologize. However, these two can both be sedating, which would be additive if taking both. Caution advised. ...Read more

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Has anyone heard of anafranil (clomipramine)?

Has anyone heard of  anafranil (clomipramine)?

Yes...: Anafranil is a tricyclic antidepressant that because of one slight change in its chemical structure, acts on serotonin instead of norepinephrine. This is what makes it so helpful for ocd. It is considered the Next Choice after the ssri's. Some people respond better to Anafranil than to the ssri's, and some people respond the other way around. The generic name is clomipramine. ...Read more

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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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Vega and anafranil (clomipramine) drug, what are their functions?

Vega and anafranil (clomipramine) drug, what are their functions?

Invega/ Anagranil: Invega (paliperidone) is an antipsychotic medication that is sometimes added on for mood stability. It can be used in bipolar disorder as a mood stabilizer , in schizoaffective disorder as an antipsychotic mood stabilizer or in schizophrenia. Anafranil is an ocd medication of the tricyclic antidepressant class of medications. I hope this answers your question. ...Read more

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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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Can you use anafranil (clomipramine) to make sex last longer in bed?

Possibly: Similar to many antidepressant medications, and has a side effect of "delayed ejaculation". Some of my patients use antidepressant vacations specifically for this side effect. Newer antidepressants, however, are less problematic in terms of other side effects. ...Read more