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Anafranil 10 mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of Anafranil Tablet

Anafranil 10 mg Tablet is an antiobsessional medicine. It is used in adults to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder. It also treats muscular weakness (cataplexy) associated with repeat attacks of sleepiness (narcolepsy) and can manage depression that is unresponsive to alternative treatment.

Anafranil 10 mg Tablet works by increasing the level of chemical messengers in the brain that stabilizes and enhances the mood. It is better to take it before bedtime because it can make you feel sleepy. It can be taken with or without food, but you should take it at a fixed time each day for better efficacy. The dose and duration will be decided by your doctor so that you get the right amount to control your symptoms. If you have missed any dose, take it as soon as you remember it. Do not skip any dose and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. This medication must not be stopped suddenly without talking to the doctor. Your dose will need to be gradually decreased when the doctor decides to stop it.

The most common side effects of this medicine include increased heart rate, blurred vision, dryness in the mouth, and constipation. Initially, this medicine may also cause a sudden drop in the blood pressure when you change positions, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. It may even cause dizziness and sleepiness, do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. It may also lead to weight gain in some people. Most of the common side effects tend to be mild and temporary. Your doctor may be able to suggest ways of preventing or reducing side effects if they bother you or do not go away. Serious side effects are rare.

Before taking this medicine, it is important to tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines for the same disease or other diseases. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should take this medicine with proper consultation and caution. This medicine is not addictive, but you can get extra side effects (withdrawal symptoms) if you stop taking it suddenly. If you notice any sudden mood change or get suicidal or self-harm thoughts, you must consult the doctor without delay. Also, remember to take this medicine as advised by the doctor as an overdose of this medication may lead to a serious health emergency.

Anafranil Tablet side effects

Common
  • 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
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Anafranil 10 mg Tablet
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Anafranil 10 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Anafranil 10 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Anafranil 10 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
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
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
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

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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
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SERIOUS
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SERIOUS
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SERIOUS

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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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