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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


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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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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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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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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 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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Does anafranil (clomipramine) have any long term side effects? If there is would please someone mentions for me l. Thanks in advance.

Does anafranil (clomipramine) have any long term side effects? If there is would please someone mentions for me l. Thanks in advance.

SHOULD BE FINE: Anafranil (clomipramine) has been around since the late 1980's. Should be safe long term. Category c for pregnancy. Only thing to be careful of is if you have cardiac issues. Take specific concerns to your physician. ...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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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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Should I be looking out for any health or cosmetic side effects while taking Wellbutrin (bupropion) and starting anafranil?

BIG risks!: Definitely talk w/ your Dr before starting this combo. Seizure risk is high! Definitely do not drink alcohol while taking these. There must be a safer choice. You don't mention why you are given either, but please consider CBT therapy - it will improve the effects of the medications and might make fewer needed at lower doses for less time. ...Read more

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Anafranil (clomipramine) side effects, how long do they last? Particularly fatigue.

Anafranil (clomipramine) side effects, how long do they last?  Particularly fatigue.

Anafranil (clomipramine): Anafranil (clomipramine) is an excellent treatment for anxiety, but has sedating aspects that may continue long-term. If you haven't been on it long (. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of clomipramine?

What are the side effects of clomipramine?

See site.: The potential list is too long to list. Here is an excellent article from the mayo clinic that summarizes side effects: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/drug-information/dr602715/dsection=side-effects. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of clomipramine? What is it used for?

What are the side effects of clomipramine? What  is it used for?

Clomipramine: Clomipramine is a tricyclic antidepressant, trade name anafranil (clomipramine). It's especially used for ocd. Side effects depend on dose, but the most common is drowsiness. Also can have dry mouth, constipation, urinary retention, sweating, and postural hypotension (dizziness when getting up quickly). ...Read more

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Having side effects from taking the antidepressant clomipramine. What can I do?

Having side effects from taking the antidepressant clomipramine. What can I do?

Try another med: Clomipramine was an early medication researched for ocd treatment. However the results were modest, other members of the ssri family provide more benefits with fewer side effects. ...Read more

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I am on anafranil (clomipramine) 75 mg but its causing me constipation. What can do to get rid of this side effect?

I am on anafranil (clomipramine) 75 mg but its causing me constipation. What can do to get rid of this side effect?

Constipation: You can add colace (docusate sodium) 100 mg twice a day, or pericolace (docusate sodium) up to three times a day. Metamucil would be effective as well.
Constipation is common as a side effect of anticholinergic drugs. ...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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I have constipation as a side effect of anafranil, (clomipramine) is it safe to take prune juice regularly , since it is a stimulant? how much should i take?

I have constipation as a side effect of anafranil, (clomipramine) is it safe to take prune juice regularly , since it is a stimulant? how much should i take?

It's not a stimulant: in the way amphetamines are; it's a laxative. As for how much you should take, I'd start with 4-6 ounces and adjust upward or downward to an amount that keeps the sluices comfortably open. You may want to keep a rough tally of your consumption because prune juice is a food and does add calories to your diet. ...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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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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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

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Advice? Would taking anafranil (clomipramine) cause me to gain weight?

Possibly: One study showed that up to 18 % of adults taking Anafranil (clomipramine) gained weight. ...Read more

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Is it possible that my disorder get worse if i reduce anafranil (clomipramine) from 37.5 to 25?

Is it possible that my disorder get worse if i reduce anafranil (clomipramine) from 37.5 to 25?

Dose response: Anafranil (clomipramine) is a tricyclic drug that requires adjusment to the right daily dose over time to achieve the blood level of medication you need to get adequate effectiveness. You could get worse reducing your Anafranil (clomipramine) dose. Discuss with your doctor. ...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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I'm on 250mg of anafranil (clomipramine) and want to taper off of it, what is the best way to do this?

Talk with expert: Do not do anything with medicine without consulting your psychiatrist, everyone is different.You will need close supervision during this process. ...Read more