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Anafranil 10 mg Tablet

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Composition for Anafranil 10 mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Anafranil 10 mg Tablet

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Alcohol
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Medicine Overview of Anafranil Tablet

Uses of Anafranil Tablet

Anafranil 10 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder. It is used in patients intolerant of or unresponsive to alternative treatment options for depression.

Anafranil Tablet side effects

Common

Side Effects of Anafranil are Sleepiness, Blurred vision, Dryness in mouth, Difficulty in urination, Constipation, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Weight gain, Increased heart rate.

How to use Anafranil Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Anafranil 10 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Anafranil Tablet works

Anafranil 10 mg Tablet increases the levels of chemical messengers in the brain that help in regulating the mood and treat depression.

In Depth Information on Anafranil Tablet

Expert advice for Anafranil Tablet

  • The main dose should be taken at night as this drug may produce drowsiness or sleepiness.
  • It can take 4 to 6 weeks for Anafranil 10 mg Tablet to start working.
  • You should continue the treatment for at least 6 months after you feel better to stop depression from coming back.
  • If your doctor asks you to stop Anafranil 10 mg Tablet, you should reduce the dose slowly over 4 weeks. You should not discontinue it abruptly.
  • Avoid driving or operating machinery as it may decrease alertness.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Anafranil 10 mg Tablet, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
  • The addiction/dependence potential of Anafranil 10 mg Tablet is very less.
  • It may be extremely dangerous in overdose.
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Anafranil Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Anafranil Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Anafranil 10 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Anafranil 10 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Anafranil 10 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
If you feel dizzy, tired, have blurred vision, have difficulty concentrating, or have other effects such as confusion, disorientation or your depression gets worse with Anafranil 10 mg Tablet, do not drive.
Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Anafranil 10 mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Caution should be exercised in patients with underlying kidney disease. Regular monitoring of kidney function test is advised while you are taking this medicine.
Liver
CAUTION
Anafranil 10 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Anafranil 10 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of liver function tests is advisable when you are taking this medicine.

What if you miss a dose of Anafranil Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of Anafranil 10 mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Anafranil
sir, my self im very depressing while comparing me to others& i dont talk to much bcoz i feel im not in level to talk with them & feel me about myself everyday about my negetativity.this type thinking stressess me very much how can i come from this type of stress?? i feel this is b.coz my weight & height at the age of 21 im right sir??
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
If you let your confidence down, you will develop helplessness ehic leads to depression. Instead of worrying about your weight, take action. Seek professional help. If you feel unmotivated, meet a psychiatrist, its neither too early nor too late for professional advice.
Sir i m suffering from mindly disturbance last 8 days because i have fail in love . Now i dont get to sleep. Only 2-3 hrs sleeping please help me. Im in more depression
Dr. Mehtab Baig
Physiotherapist
Think one mantra ,,,,,duniya jaye bhad me ,,,,, if u don't you takes always on medicine plz ignore all your memories with your ex And deleted
Doctor i m suffering from a major depression disoder i went to a psychiatrist 2 days back she prescribed tab paxidep cr 25mg, lithosun 300mg along with epitril 1mg for sleep purpose but still i m not getting sleep could you let me know that what is my rootcause & i would be on balance
Dr. Varun Mehta
Psychiatrist
Dear PATIENT are many causes of depression ranging from genetics to socialDifficulty in falling asleep is one of the symptoms of depressionThe medications take time to act and you should wait for atleast 7-10 days for observable effect to take place
I m in depression as I m not getting any job. Parents r forcing me for marriage bt i want to do something in my life nd now I m feeling like hell. What to do?
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Dealing with Depression- Assess your thinking pattern. Become aware of negative thought patterns. Decide to trash negative thoughts and replace them by positive thoughts. Pursue hobbies that make you happy. Manage time by making a schedule that includes physical exercises and De stress routines. Communicate your thoughts to people you are comfortable with. Accept your limitations and work on them if possible, no one is born perfect and we don't need to be perfect, we need to be adaptive.
Diet control iam suffering from dipression and blood prassur
Dr. Waseem Mirza
Sexologist
Diet has no major role in depression. Just take your anti depressant medications regularly and follow up with your doctor periodically as advisedFor high bp, Take salt restricted diet, Avoid fatty foods. Walk daily for 30 mins
Hello sir i have taking the tablet of depression from three month this desease come out from dengue now i have taking ventab 25 mg proponol 10 mg and clozepam . 50mg but when i get off it again i feel anxient and sad. I feel freqeunt in mind only when i miss one or two days dose. I wanted to know that we will i stop these medicine i also wanted to get pregnant but due to this tablets i miss this chance sir please help me when will i conceive because have no baby and wanted to plan for this
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetes Specialist
you have been diagnosed with depression as told by you. It is a treatable condition. your re already undergoing medical therapy and you consult your Doctor to add Psychotherapy but this decision has to be made by your treating doctor
I feel like tired and not Intrested in work if I go to work my mind won't be constant it swings itseems like all new my heart beat get faster feel like difficult to breath
Dr. Ambrish Dharmadhikari
Mental Wellness
It seems you might be suffering from depression. Please search internet for self help CBT" and use those techniques for your help. Along with this please continue medications and follow up regularly with your psychiatrist."

Frequently asked questions about Anafranil Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Clomipramine

Q. Is Anafranil safe?
Anafranil is safe if used at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is Anafranil a MAOI/anticholinergic/benzodiazepine/SSRI/narcotic?
Anafranil is tricyclic antidepressant. It treats depression through inhibiting the neuronal re-uptake of chemical substances present in the brain called noradrenaline and mainly serotonin (SSRI). It is not MAOI/anticholinergic/benzodiazepine/narcotic
Q. Is Anafranil a controlled substance?
No, it is not a controlled substance
Q. Is Anafranil addictive?
Anafranil is not addictive if used at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Can I take paracetamol/diazepam/5htp with clomipramine?
Taking other medicines may alter the effects of clomipramine. Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required
Q. Does Anafranil cause weight loss/weight gain/make you sleepy/cause constipation/affect fertility?
Anafranil may cause these side effects; effect on fertility is very rare side effect. However, consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effects
Q. Does Anafranil help premature ejaculation?
Anafranil effectively increases ejaculatory latency in men with primary premature ejaculation, while treatment is not effective in those with premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction
Q. Does Anafranil work for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)?
Yes, Anafranil is used for obsessive-compulsive disorder. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Anafranil with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Anafranil with Moxonidine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Moxonidine: Moxilong
Anafranil with Linezolid
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Linezolid: Lizolan, Lidoford, Mapzolide, Zenlid, Linolid, Adlid, Molzodin, Linonex, Linzomind, Linosyn
Anafranil with Ethylmorphine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ethylmorphine: Acidion
Anafranil with Terbinafine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Terbinafine: Terbicutis, Terminator, Hifen, Anibret, Terbimet, Derbina, Mycosol, Tinacure, Terowin, Febitan
Anafranil with Citalopram
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Citalopram: Vocita, Celexa, Olarc, Citopam
Anafranil with Clobazam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Clobazam: Risure, Boze, Clobazed, Solzam, Clozop, Sloba, Clobakon, Closum, Emilep, Oresta
Anafranil with Indinavir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Indinavir: Indivan
Anafranil with Tramadol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Tramadol: Tremash, Tropidol, Dolfi, Cradol, Rimol, Aldol T, Trawel, Acupain, Tramajeev, Fostra
Anafranil with Lithium
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Lithium: Psycolith, Cartil, A Lith, Likon, Lidep, Cylith, Elith, Litholite, Lithocent, Lisalt
Anafranil with Escitalopram
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Escitalopram: Kopram, Ecit, Escnx, Esitopa, Madito, Citolex, Elcit, Escivi, Esetinol, Esmood
Anafranil with Codeine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Codeine: Acicod, Montokuf
Anafranil with Sertraline
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Sertraline: Zosert, Sernit, Taline, Biosert, Pifser, Yline, Mares, Serwal, Setalin, Setrakon
Anafranil with Nelfinavir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nelfinavir: Nel
Anafranil with Pentazocine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pentazocine: Wintal
Anafranil with Fluoxetine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fluoxetine: Flotin, Fluxen, Fluty, FT, Depilox, Bydep, Afzot, Ulaxy, Flurix, Tune
Anafranil with Etizolam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Etizolam: Etizom, Etimax, Etezole, Etilax, Ruhiz, Zoly, Etizaa, Etirest, Etimark, Etizep
Anafranil with Chlordiazepoxide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Chlordiazepoxide: Equblam, Zepox, Raipox, Equiliser, Anxibrium, Cdcon, Czep, Poxid, Peaceoxide, Anxon H
Anafranil with Nitrazepam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nitrazepam: Konit, Zipam, Enzed, Nitrosh, Hypnonex, Nitram, Nit, Nap, Nitrac, Nitrapam
Anafranil with Ritonavir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ritonavir: Viriton, Ritomune
Anafranil with Midazolam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Midazolam: Medzol, Mezolam, Midfast
Anafranil with Dapoxetine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Dapoxetine: Actinex, DA Sutra, Stay Tal, Dapoxy, Dapnex, Duraject, Appynite
Anafranil with Paroxetine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Paroxetine: Leparox, Prx, Paromec, Madotine, Parolyst, Parox, Baxidep, Psypro, Parot, Proxzen
Anafranil with Venlafaxine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Venlafaxine: Vlx, Venlift, VNF, Ventee, Venpad, Venlor, Venla, Flavix
Anafranil with Phenobarbitone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Phenobarbitone: Shinosun, Epikon, Sonal
Anafranil with Nalbuphine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nalbuphine: Nalfy
Anafranil with Lorazepam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Lorazepam: Psycopan, Urpam, Anxionil, Biokalm, Larosh, Loripam, Loratranc, Lori, Loralite, Loranxit
Anafranil with Alprazolam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Alprazolam: Eurolam, Tenzo, Indolam, Alzopam, Ezoprax, Aryalam, Lamad, Nucalm, Altok, Sozox
Anafranil with Diazepam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Diazepam: Dizapam, Zeopse, Karpam, Osopose, Campin, Elpam, Elpose, Calmtack, Peptica, Placidox
Anafranil with Clonidine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Clonidine: Arkamin
Anafranil with Clonazepam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Clonazepam: Panik, Klojet, Sezolan, Brispam, Naze, Clono, Sonazep, Closis, Ubitpam, Clonarey
Anafranil with Fluvoxamine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fluvoxamine: Boxamine, Voxinix, Fluvox, Uvox, Voxidep, Voxazen, Voxamin, Psyvoxin

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