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Anafranil 10 mg Tablet

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Overview

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
  • 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.

Anafranil Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Anafranil 10 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness 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?

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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Expert Advice

  • 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.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Anafranil with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Panik
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Brand(s): Shinosun
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Brand(s): Psycopan
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Brand(s): Zosert
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Brand(s): Eurolam
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Tremash
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Vlx
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Psycolith
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Leparox, Prx
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Brand(s): Risure
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Anafranil

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i am ocd patient i having taking tablet of jolivel 50 at night flumeg 60 at mrg how long it takes to cure
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common, chronic and long-lasting disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions) that he or she feels the urge to repeat over and over. It's a neurochemical disturbance in brain and worsens due to stressful environment. OCD is typically treated with medication, psychotherapy or a combination of the two. Treatment duration depends upon the intensity and frequency of episodes and may be needed throughout life.
I am suffering from depression, anxiety and ocd for 16 years. Have done 8 ect sessions. And I'm on medication. I'm taking olanzapine and fluoxetine. But nothing is working. Any advice from you?And sometimes the stress is too much
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common, chronic and long-lasting disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions) that he or she feels the urge to repeat over and over. It's a neurochemical disturbance in brain and worsens due to stressful environment. OCD is typically treated with medication, psychotherapy or a combination of the two. There are several medicines available and if one doesn't work, more than one can be tried. For second opinion, seek a proper consultation with another psychiatrist and take along your previous prescriptions.
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FAQs

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.

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