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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Tofranil (Overview)

Tofranil is a tertiary amine tricyclic which is a kind of tricyclic type drug (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting drug, atypical anti-psychotic drug).


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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

Dr. Barbara Lavi
31 doctors shared insights

Tofranil (Overview)

Tofranil is a tertiary amine tricyclic which is a kind of tricyclic type drug (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting drug, atypical anti-psychotic drug).


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What are side effects of tofranil; can I drive or it makes you sleepy?

What are side effects of tofranil; can I drive or it makes you sleepy?

Tofranil (imipramine): Common side effect is sedation at doses above 50mg., that is why we prescribe it at bedtime. ...Read more

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

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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How effective are lyrica (pregabalin) and tofranil for treating fibromyalgia?

How effective are lyrica (pregabalin) and tofranil for treating fibromyalgia?

Lyrica, (pregabalin) at times: Lyrica (pregabalin) may be beneficial, but I do not recommend tofranil. Restore sleep directly, reduce stress and consider electroprobe therapy or trigger point injections. ...Read more

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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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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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What are usual side effects of tofranil (imipramine)?

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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Anyone --tofranil causes insomnia?

Anyone --tofranil causes insomnia?

Not usually: Drowsiness is a much more common side effect. Rarely nightmares can occur. Insomnia is not a common side effect, but in any individual this can potentially occur. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Charles Gordon
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Imipramine Hydrochloride (Definition)

Imipramine hydrochloride is a topical anti-viral agent which is a ...Read more