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Should be taken as prescribed. Are you considering taking an overdose? Suicidal? If you are having
thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the national suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more
Many: Symptoms of overdose may include: seizures, coma (loss of consciousness for a period of time), drowsiness, restlessness, loss of coordination, sweating, stiff muscles, unusual movements, fast heartbeat, slowed breathing, blue discoloration of the skin, fever, widened pupils (dark circles in the center of the eye), decreased urination, or even death. ...Read more
What do you recommend if i take clomipramine for ocd. I was wondering what is the worst that could happen if i overdosed on it?
Over Dose: I think you should not be taking clomipramine if you think there is a possibility that you could over-dose on it.If you are having thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Possibly: One study showed that up to 18 % of adults taking Anafranil (clomipramine) gained weight. ...Read more
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
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
Hello. I'm on clomipramine withdrawal. I've come to 25mg each day, in the evening. Now, how to lower this dose by 10% as it only exists in 25mg or 10?
I commend you for decreasing doe of Clomipramine to 25mg/day.
Clomipramine (Anafranil) is used to treat symptoms of Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) such as recurrent thoughts or feelings and repetitive actions.
See Psychiatrist for further decrease of dose of Clomipramine and ask Pharmacist to cut the tablet size as discussed by you and Psychiatrist.
Have Therapy for stress
and OCD. ...Read more
Use w/ caution.: Clomipramine may cause the levels of Phentermine to go up or down. You may want to be cautious when using Phentermine for weight loss, esp. If you have high blood pressure, heart conditions or thyroid disease. There are safer alternatives including eating a healthy diet and engaging in regular exercise. ...Read more
Taking clomipramine: clomipramine, a tricyclic antidepressant, usedto treat depression, anxiety, OCD, and several other disorders, should be taken exactly as prescribed by your physician. Lower doses may be given once daily, at bed. Hier doses are typically split. Length of treatment should be determined by your treating physician. If you're unsure how to take your medication, ring your prescribing doc! Be well! ...Read more
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