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Anafranil Allergy In Children
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
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
No: No, it will not.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Drink andanafranil: Simply put no.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
300 mg of anafranil (clomipramine): 150 mg if Nortryptyline equals to 300 mg of Anafranil (clomipramine). ...Read more
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
Are there any medications similar to anafranil (clomipramine)? Because anafranil (clomipramine) caused me memory problems.
Imipramine: Tofranil/imiptamine is probably closest.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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