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.

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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...

The depression medication, tofranil (imipramine) have side effects?

Yes, a tricyclic. Tofranil/imipramine is a tricyclic antidepressant that commonly causes dry mouth, sleepiness, nausea, upset stomach, constipation. It can also cause blurred vision, dizziness, and have sexual side effects. It is effective for depression and the common side effects tend to go away. Read more...

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...

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...

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...

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...
Tofranil (imipramine) It is the original anti depressant medicine. It is used for depression, anxiety, bed wetting etc. Read more...