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Dr. Charles Gordon
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Imipramine Hydrochloride (Overview)

Imipramine hydrochloride is a topical anti-viral agent which is a kind of skin-related medication.


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Help docs, is imipramine hydrochloride a dangerous drug?

Help docs, is imipramine hydrochloride a dangerous drug?

Depends: The FDA defines a dangerous drug as any that require prescription for use. Some have more potential side effects, or danger associated than others. Imipramine if taken in a very high dose can cause a rhythm disturbance in the heart and result in sudden death. At low doses used for some issues it is rarely a problem.The proper use requires proper training and understanding of the drug. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Gordon
70 doctors shared insights

Imipramine Hydrochloride (Overview)

Imipramine hydrochloride is a topical anti-viral agent which is a kind of skin-related medication.


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Help docs, is imipramine hydrochloride a dangerous drug?

Depends: The FDA defines a dangerous drug as any that require prescription for use. Some have more potential side effects, or danger associated than others. Imipramine if taken in a very high dose can cause a rhythm disturbance in the heart and result in sudden death. At low doses used for some issues it is rarely a problem.The proper use requires proper training and understanding of the drug. ...Read more

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Hi i'm 24 years old boy.I'm suffering from nightfall for 8 years.I have taken medicine imipramine hydrochloride(25mg)&Diazepam(2Mg)but it is not cured

Hi i'm 24 years old boy.I'm suffering from nightfall for 8 years.I have taken medicine imipramine hydrochloride(25mg)&Diazepam(2Mg)but it is not cured

Depends...: If you are having discharge of semen....that is normal overflow. Try Aurvedic medicine......allopathy has no answer. If you are urinating.....need to see a urologist soon for dx and treatment. ...Read more

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What are side effects of tofranil (imipramine)?

What are side effects of  tofranil (imipramine)?

Tofranil/Imipramine: Tofranil (imipramine) is an older tricyclic antidepressant which still has helpful uses. Side effects may include drowsiness, confusion (especially in elderly people), dry mouth, dry eyes, constipation, urinary retention, excessive sweating, and tachycardia. ...Read more

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What are usual side effects of tofranil (imipramine)?

Common side effects: Toftanil/imipramine commonly causes dry mouth, sleepiness, nausea, upset stomach, constipation. Other side effects include dizziness, blurred vision, sweating, and sexual side effects. ...Read more

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How long can withdrawl last from tofranil (imipramine)?

1-2 weeks: Tofranil (imipramine) or Imipramine is an old tricyclic antidepressant. You get two types of withdrawal, anticholinergic which can cause sleep problems and diarrhea on withdrawal, and antidepressant withdrawal which is dizziness and flu-like symptoms. They are usually mild. If the symptoms are lasting longer than two weeks or worsen i would suspect a return of the underlying condition eg depression. ...Read more

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How long can u hav withdrawls from tofranil (imipramine)?

How long can u hav withdrawls from tofranil (imipramine)?

1-2 weeks: Tofranil (imipramine) or Imipramine is an old tricyclic antidepressant. You get two types of withdrawal, anticholinergic which can cause sleep problems and diarrhea on withdrawal, and antidepressant withdrawal which is dizziness and flu-like symptoms. They are usually mild. If the symptoms are lasting longer than two weeks or worsen i would suspect a return of the underlying condition eg depression. ...Read more

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What are the uses of tofranil (imipramine) medecine. Would it be good for ocd?

Tofranil (imipramine): Tofranil (imipramine) is a tricyclic antidepressant. It has both antidepressant and antianxiety activity -- but is not as known for its effects in ocd as another tricyclic, anafranil. I see that you're already on Anafranil though, so please discuss your options with your psychiatrist if not satisfied with the results you're now getting. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are effects of tofranil (imipramine)?

What are effects of tofranil (imipramine)?

Antidepressant: Tofranil is the brand name of imipramine, which was one of the earlier antidepressants. It is an effective medication, and still used at times. Its side effects included dry mouth, blurry vision and constipation, and could not be used in people with certain severe heart issues. Its actions are most similar to Effexor (venlafaxine) or Cymbalta among today's antidepressants, but those two have milder side effects. ...Read more

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Is there a drug compatable with tofranil (imipramine)?

Yes and no.: Tofranol (imipramine) is a trycyclic antidepressant. There are many medications one can take in conjunction with tofranil, however there are some medications that are absolutely contraindicated such as a monoamine oxidase inhibitor. Other medications can affect the blood levels of imipramine. Check with your physician or pharmacist prior to combining any medication with imipramine. ...Read more

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How common is it to misprescribe tofranil (imipramine)?

Difficult to know: Tofranil, also known as imipramine, is a tricyclic antidepressant (tca). It's an older medication, but one that still has much clinical utility. It can be useful for depression, anxiety, chronic pain and insomnia. It should be avoided in patients with bipolar disorder -- even during the depressed phase -- because tcas can precipitate mania. Side effects (constipation, etc.) can be prohibitive. ...Read more

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Imipramine (tofranil) and desipramine (norpramin), what are these?

Imipramine (tofranil) and desipramine (norpramin), what are these?

Antidepressants: Antidepressant medications are used to treat a variety of conditions, including depression and other mental/mood disorders. These medications can help prevent suicidal thoughts/attempts and provide other important benefits. However, studies have shown that a small number of people (especially people younger than 25) who take antidepressants for any condition may experience worsening depression ...Read more

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Are nightmares a regular side effect when taking tofranil (imipramine)?

Are nightmares a regular side effect when taking tofranil (imipramine)?

May Occur: Tofranil (generic imipramine) is a tricyclic antidepressants. While nightmares are reported by some patients taking tofranil, i would not consider this a regular side effect. Many antidepressants can cause an enhanced dream experience. This is a subjective experience and may be interpreted quite differently from one patient to the next. Contact your md if this is a problem. There are alternatives. ...Read more

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Is the antidepressant tofranil (imipramine) effective?

Is the antidepressant tofranil (imipramine) effective?

Yes: It is effective and sometimes works better than the new ones on the minus side it has anticholinergic side effects: dry mouth blurred vision constipation hot flashes etc. ...Read more

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My doctor told me to take tofranil (imipramine) when needed? What does that mean?

PRN: This means you are directed to take the medication only when your symptoms for which the medication was prescribed are present. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my doctor told me to take tofranil (imipramine) when needed?

Not sure: imipramine is not usually an "as needed" medication. call your doctor and get clarification. also, what do the instructions on the bottle say? ...Read more

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I'm considering taking tofranil (imipramine) for depression. Does anyone have any experiences?

I'm considering taking tofranil (imipramine) for depression. Does anyone have any experiences?

Try it: Tofranil (imipramine) is one of the old medications for depression ( in fact, possibly the first official one) and it is still a good medication. Not long ago, a "new" medication tofranil (imipramine) pm came to the market. We use medications like tofranil (imipramine) only if newer medications of combinations medications are not working – mostly, because newer have better side effects profile. ...Read more

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Are there any problems with taking tofranil (imipramine) and sodium valproate at the same time?

Are there any problems with taking tofranil (imipramine) and sodium valproate at the same time?

Tofranil (imipramine): If prescribed & monitored by your doctor, no problem, as long as your moods are stable & no signs of depression. ...Read more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Tofranil (Definition)

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