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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. Jan Lei Iwata
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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


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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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Is there a drug compatable with tofranil (imipramine)?

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)?

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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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 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)?

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

Dr. Charles Gordon
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