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Anafranil (clomipramine) during pregnancy?

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

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Could i take wellbutrin (bupropion) sr with anafranil?

Could i take wellbutrin (bupropion) sr with anafranil?

Possible drug: Interaction. Combining wellbutrin (bupropion) and Anafranil can increase risk of seizures. Taking wellbutrin (bupropion) can increase blood clomipramine levels. Please discuss with your psychiatrist/ physician. ...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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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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What is the drug interaction between anafranil (clomipramine) and hydrogen pamoate?

What is the drug interaction between anafranil (clomipramine) and hydrogen pamoate?

Hydroxyzine?: If you mean hydrozyzine pamoate, then in combination with Anafranil (clomipramine) their common side effects may add: blurred vision, constipation, even agitation--so called "cholinergic" side effects. Check with your physician! ...Read more

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Is anafranil (clomipramine) a good drug for depression and agroraphobia, what does who u recommend?

Is anafranil (clomipramine) a good drug for depression and agroraphobia, what does who u recommend?

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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Are myoclonic jerks caused by anafranil (clomipramine) permanent or will they resolve once the medication is discontinued?

Are myoclonic jerks caused by anafranil (clomipramine) permanent or will they resolve once the medication is discontinued?

Myoclonus: If your symptoms are related to this medication then you should expect resolution of your symptoms over a short period of time. Check with your physician to guide you an how to wean the medication. ...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 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

Dr. Jane Steiner
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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