Anafranil 25mg Tablet

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Novartis India Ltd

Composition for Anafranil 25mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Anafranil Tablet

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Uses of Anafranil Tablet

Anafranil 25mg 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.
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Side effects of Anafranil Tablet

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

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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. It is better to take Anafranil 25mg Tablet with food.

How Anafranil Tablet works

Anafranil 25mg 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 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, 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, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
  • The addiction/dependence potential of Anafranil is very less.
  • It may be extremely dangerous in overdose.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Anafranil 25mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Anafranil 25mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Anafranil 25mg 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.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Anafranil 25mg Tablet is probably usafe to use during lactat
ion. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
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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 25mg Tablet, do not drive.
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Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Anafranil 25mg 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.
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Liver
CAUTION
Anafranil 25mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Anafranil 25mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Regular monitoring of liver function tests is advisable when you are taking this medicine.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Linowin 200mg Injection, Mezolam 7.5mg Injection, Adamon 100mg Injection, TRANDOL 50MG INJECTION

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Clomipramine, 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

Frequently asked questions for Anafranil 25mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Clomipramine

Anafranil is safe if used at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor
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
No, it is not a controlled substance
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
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
Anafranil effectively increases ejaculatory latency in men with primary premature ejaculation, while treatment is not effective in those with premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction
Yes, Anafranil is used for obsessive-compulsive disorder. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.
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