Top
10
Doctor insights on: Anafranil For Anxiety And Ocd

Share
1

1
I need to know what is the alternative to anafranil/luvox for ocd/anxiety?

I need to know what is the alternative to anafranil/luvox for ocd/anxiety?

Multiple: Multiple other ssri's such as Celexa and zoloft (sertraline) can also be used in ocd. These can be augmented with antipsychotics and benzodiazepines as well. http://tinyurl.com/ozsdsbz some who do not respond to these may respond to augmentation with low-dose ondansetron. http://tinyurl.com/nnj59r2 cognitive behavioral therapy is an important part of treatment too. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
3,157 doctors shared insights

Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


2

2
I am diagnosed with severe OCD. Doc put me on Zoloft (sertraline) 300mg QD and Anafranil 75mg OD. My question is that, this is a normal dosage to tackle anxiety???

I am diagnosed with severe OCD. Doc put me on Zoloft (sertraline) 300mg QD and Anafranil 75mg OD. My question is that, this is a normal dosage to tackle anxiety???

OCD: Use of higher doses of anti-depressants such as zoloft (sertraline) is effective for OCD. The Anafranil dose if moderate but could cause an interaction with the very high dose of zoloft (sertraline). Contact your doctor if you experience any side effects chills, diarrhea, muscle pain, excessive sweating, agitation. ...Read more

3

3
I am diagnosed with OCD. My Doc advised me Clomipramine 150mg BD but it suddenly heightened my anxiety more.Foot tapping increases as well. Advise plz?

I am diagnosed with OCD. My Doc advised me Clomipramine 150mg BD but it suddenly heightened my anxiety more.Foot tapping increases as well. Advise plz?

See MD: You're taking a hefty dose of clomipramine plus Risperidal (risperidone) (?dose) which have numerous side effects and some drug interactions. Please consider seeing a psychiatrist if you're not currently. These medications must be closely monitored for safety reasons and therapeutic effect. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
I diagnosed with OCD & Dep. I'm on Clomipramine 75 & Zoloft (sertraline) 100.Anxiety is normal now but I have mild Convulsions now. Suggest any anti Convulsant plz?

I diagnosed with OCD & Dep. I'm on Clomipramine 75 & Zoloft (sertraline) 100.Anxiety is normal now but I have mild Convulsions now. Suggest any anti Convulsant plz?

?Med interactions: Zoloft (sertraline) + Clomipramine can interact to increase Clomipramine blood level, which if high enough can lower the seizure threshold. While this is a rare side effect of Clomipramine, please discuss what you're calling "convulsions" with prescribing doctor and ask what to do. I hope this helps. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
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

6

6
Why anafranil (clomipramine) causes memory problems and i can stop taking it because its the only medicine that worked for my ocd.

Why anafranil (clomipramine) causes memory problems and i can stop taking it because its the only medicine that worked for my ocd.

Check a blood level: Make sure that you get an Anafranil (clomipramine) blood level checked. If the blood level is too high it can certainly cause memory problems. By no means should you stop it. It is very difficult to find a medication that is effective in ocd. Work with your psychiatrist on this issue. If your psychiatrist thinks that the memory difficulties are being caused by anticholinergic effects of the Anafranil (clomipramine) then he or she may be willing to give you a trial on a medication to reverse that. Best wishes. ...Read more

7

7
What causes memory and concentration problems at the age of 24.By the way I have OCD and I am on anafranil (clomipramine) and just reduced dose to 25 mg.

What causes memory and concentration problems at the age of 24.By the way I have OCD and I am on anafranil (clomipramine) and just reduced dose to 25 mg.

OCD & Med: Memory(3stages)= registration, storage, retrieval. Impaired memory can occur at any stage.Anxiety can impairs concentration, so the information is not stored well;so it cannot be retrieved. Anafranil (clomipramine) may interfere with memory also. Of course, other factors also could be contributing. Talk with your doctor to assess causes of your decreased memory and what to do. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
How effective is clomipramine (Anafranil) for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?

How effective is clomipramine (Anafranil) for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?

Very: It is a very good treatment for OCD. Because it has more side effects (dry mouth, constipation, sedation) it is commonly used less often then SSRIs. ...Read more

9

9
I am on anafranil (clomipramine) for OCD but its causing me memory problems.Is there anything i can take like memory booster would be useful for me.

Anafranil (clomipramine): Anafranil (clomipramine) can be very helpful for ocd, but does have strong anticholinergic effects which can interfere with memory and other cognitive functioning. Please discuss your experiences with your psychiatrist, so that they can be addressed. Perhaps your dose could be decreased to see if it still controls symptoms and your memory improves. If not, there are other options for ocd. Best wishes. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
I was on anafranil but caused me memory problems but its was perfect for my ocd.Now I am on Prozac (fluoxetine) 20 would it be good for me or not.

I was on anafranil but caused me memory problems but its was perfect for my ocd.Now I am on Prozac (fluoxetine) 20 would it be good for me or not.

Maybe: For the most part, Prozac (fluoxetine) is easier to tolerate than Anafranil and has fewer side effects. However it is also not as powerful in its effects on serotonin. So you may need higher doses for ocd than for other illnesses like depression or anxiety. ...Read more

Dr. Jane Steiner
81 doctors shared insights

Anafranil (Definition)

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