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What is the definition or description of: Anafranil (clomipramine) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Anafranil (clomipramine) allergy?

Anafranil: (clomipramine hydrochloride): an antidepressant used to treat symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) such as recurrent thoughts/feelings and repetitive actions. A serious allergic reaction is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Allergic reaction symptoms include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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What are the side effects of Anafranil (clomipramine)?

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What are the side effects of Anafranil (clomipramine)?

Anafranil (clomipramine): Dry mouth, nausea, upset stomach, constipation, insomnia, change in appetite, sweating, numbness, tingling, vision changes, memory & concentration problems, less common are tremors & confusion & thoughts of self-harm. ...Read more

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Why anafranil (clomipramine) causes memory problems?

Why anafranil (clomipramine) causes memory problems?

Anticholinergic med: Any medication that blocks acetylcholine receptors or reduces the amount of acetylcholine that is released as a neurotransmitter may promote cognitive dysfunction as anticholinergic medications reduce the cognition that is mediated by the cholinergic projection from the nucleus basalis of meynert to the forebrain, interestingly, alzheimer's dementia also decreases acetylcholine release. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take anafranil and geodon (ziprasidone)?

Is it okay to take anafranil and geodon (ziprasidone)?

Under supervision: Combination may increase risk of CNS depression, psychomotor impairment, hyperpyrexia, heart arrhythmias. ...Read more

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Does anafranil (clomipramine) has sexual side effects?

Does anafranil (clomipramine) has sexual side effects?

Yes: Anafranil (clomipramine) cause seen side effects like impotence, ejaculation delay, anorgasmia, loss of sexual desire. ...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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Is anafranil (clomipramine) effective for depersonalization disorder?

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Anafranil (clomipramine): Can work at low dose for anxiety symptoms. ...Read more

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How does anafranils (clomipramine) mechanism of action differ from a normal snri ?

Anafranil (clomipramine): Clomipramine (anafranil) is actually a tricyclic antidepressant. It inhibits uptake of serotonin and norepinephrine. Some snri’s effect serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine. ...Read more

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What dose of anafranil (clomipramine) is equivalent to 150 mg of nortriptyline, thank you?

300 mg of anafranil (clomipramine): 150 mg if Nortryptyline equals to 300 mg of Anafranil (clomipramine). ...Read more

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How long does 12.5mg of anafranil (clomipramine) stay in the body? Can i breastfeed while on anafranil (clomipramine)?

1/2 life of 21 hour: Anafranil (clomipramine) is metabolized after a single dose so that 1/2 is still in the blood stream 21 hours after taken. Newborns have experienced withdrawal signs. It is important to work closely with your psychiatrist and obstetrician and that they work together. Rxmed.Com provides a useful summary. ...Read more

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Are there any specific tests to do considering memory and concentration problems.By the way I am on anafranil (clomipramine) dosage 37.5.

Are there any specific tests to do considering memory and concentration problems.By the way I am on anafranil (clomipramine) dosage 37.5.

Yes: There are a battery of psychological tests that can be done to formally diagnose and quantitate memory loss. You would need to see a psychologist. Anafranil (clomipramine) can impair memory, but the more common side effect is fatigue and drowsiness which can make you perform sub-optimally on formal testing. ...Read more

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I stopped taking my anafranil (clomipramine) it was 25mg only and I am feeling so depressed it's horrible . Can it be from stopping the med?

I stopped taking my anafranil (clomipramine) it was 25mg only and I am feeling so depressed it's horrible . Can it be from stopping the med?

It could be...: You don't say how you felt on the Anafranil (clomipramine) and how come you went off it, but if it had been helping you, even at such a low dose, it is very possible that you are feeling a big difference now that you stopped it. Please discuss this with your dr, you may want to go back on it if it was really so helpful to you. Sometimes one does not realize how much a med is doing until they go off it.... ...Read more

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How long does anafranil (clomipramine) side effects such as memory and conentration problem need to dissappear after reducing the dosage from 37.5 to 25?

How long does anafranil (clomipramine) side effects such as memory and conentration problem need to dissappear after reducing the dosage from 37.5 to 25?

Variable: This dose reduction of Anafranil (clomipramine) may not be enough to counter your side effects of reduced memory and concentration. If it is enough, you should notice at least early improvement in these side effects within 7 days. ...Read more

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Is it possible to feel a sideeffect of anafranil (clomipramine) (hunger) only 2 days after taking it? I am feeling insanely hungry since i started 2 days ago :(!

Is it possible to feel a sideeffect of anafranil (clomipramine) (hunger) only 2 days after taking it? I am feeling insanely hungry since i started 2 days ago :(!

Its possible...: It depends upon what dose you started on or what dose you are currently on. Try to deal with the potential side effects proactively -- in advance-get more physical activity, write down what you eat, but so far do good! ...Read more

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Anafranil (clomipramine) during pregnancy?

Questionable: Anafranil (clomipramine) is fda pregnancy category c which means that it could cause risk to fetus. It isn't well studied. Discuss with both your obstetrician & your psychiatrist. Benefits would need to outweigh risks. ...Read more

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How effective is Anafranil (clomipramine) for treating depression?

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How effective is Anafranil (clomipramine) for treating depression?

Anafranil (clomipramine): I reserve it for patients with ocd who do not respond to ssris or luvox, (fluvoxamine) due to side effects. Best to review with your doc. ...Read more

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What is the maximum anafranil (clomipramine) dosage for OCD resistant patients?

What is the maximum anafranil (clomipramine) dosage for OCD resistant patients?

250mg/day: Maximum recommended daily dose is 250mg, but some psychiatrist may push a bit further. If at 250mg/day and symptoms not controlled, pushing higher dose is not likely to benefit. Adding other medication, change of meds, or combining with cognitive/behavioral therapy probably is a better way to go then pushing too much of one drug--just my humble opinion. Consult your doc. Best of luck to you. ...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?

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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Whats an alternative to anafranil (clomipramine) to help obsessive thoughts without being dulled?

Whats an alternative to anafranil (clomipramine) to help obsessive thoughts without being dulled?

Other SSRI's: Other ssri's such as luvox, zoloft, (sertraline) and Celexa may help obsessive thoughts and be less sedating than anafranil. Sometimes finding a medicine that is both effective and tolerable takes a little work. Please talk with your psychiatrist about alternatives. Good luck to you. ...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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What are side effects of the drug clomipramine (anafranil)?

What are side effects of  the drug clomipramine (anafranil)?

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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What side effects does the drug clomipramine (anafranil) have?

What side effects does the drug clomipramine (anafranil) have?

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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Are there side effects of anafranil (clomipramine) medication?

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

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. ...Read more

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

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

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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Anafranil (Definition)

Anafranil is a tertiary amine tricyclic which is a kind of tricyclic type drug (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting ...Read more