Clomipramine





What Are The Other Name(s) For Clomipramine?

Anafranil

What Is It Used To Treat?

  1. Depression particularly when sedation is needed.
  2. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  3. Phobias
  4. Cataplexy when associated with narcolepsy

How Is It Taken?

Pink tablets; Two-tone (blue/caramel, orange/caramel, yellow/caramel) capsules; Orange liquid; Injection.

What Are The Possible Side-Effects?

All medications can have side-effects. Remember, the following suggested side-effects are possibilities. Many people do not experience side-effects. If you think you are please consult your Doctor. There are other medicines that can counteract these.

Clomipramine tends to have fewer and milder side-effects than other Tricyclic Antidepressants.

  • Dry Mouth
  • Racing Heartbeat and Other Heart Problems
  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Drowsiness
  • Sweating
  • Floppiness
  • Shakes/Tremors
  • Movement Problems
  • Agitation/Excitability
  • Weight Changes
  • Blurred Vision
  • Skin Rashes
  • Ejaculation Problems in Men
  • Impotence
  • Problems with having an Orgasm in Women
  • Epileptic-type Fits
  • Liver Problems/Jaundice
  • Blood Problems
  • Prexisting Psychosis may get worse.

What Conditions Can Be Badly Affected By Clomipramine?

The following are a list of conditions in which Clomipramine should not be used, or should be used with caution. Always check with your Doctor.

Older People are more likely to have bad effects from the medication, particularly agitation, confusion, and weak muscles/floppiness.

PLEASE NOTE: The information presented on this page is intended as a guide. For more complete information please refer to an official source.


*** RECOMMENDED BOOKS ***

If you are interested in going into even more depth, the following book(s), sold by Amazon.co.uk, are recommended by us. Each is followed by a rating for ease of reading (1-3).

1=Simple and Easy to comprehend.
2=More Complex but still a good read.
3=Very Complex, only for professionals/those studying to degree level.

British National Formulary (Mehta)

RATING SCORE = 3  This the standard reference book for professionals (nurses, doctors etc) who prescribe and give out medication.

Consumer's Guide To Psychiatric Drugs (Preston et al)

RATING SCORE = 2  Attempts to use straightforward, plain English, despite all the jargon that is around medication. Not a bad job at all!

The Complete Guide To Psychiatric Drugs: Straight Talk For Best Results (Drummond)

RATING SCORE = 2  Another good attempt to simplify medication so that most of us can at least try to understand.


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