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Anafranil 25 mg Tablet

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Composition for Anafranil 25 mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Anafranil 25 mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Anafranil Tablet

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Uses of Anafranil Tablet

Anafranil 25 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.
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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.

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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. Anafranil 25 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Anafranil Tablet works

Anafranil 25 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 25 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 25 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 25 mg Tablet, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
  • The addiction/dependence potential of Anafranil 25 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 25 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Anafranil 25 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 25 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 25 mg Tablet, do not drive.
Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Anafranil 25 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 25 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Anafranil 25 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 25 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

Frequently asked questions about Anafranil Tablet

Frequently asked questions about 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.

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 Moclobemide
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Moclobemide: Trima, Rimarex
Anafranil with Moxonidine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Moxonidine: Moxilong, Moxcent, Moxovas, Moxopress
Anafranil with Midazolam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Midazolam: Medzol, Mezolam, Midfast, Fulsed, Midosed, Midzee, Benzosed, Megarest
Anafranil with Lithium
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Lithium: Lithocent, Lisalt, Lithocap, Carbolith, Hethium, Zecarb, Lalithium, T Lith, Tricab
Anafranil with Butorphanol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Butorphanol: Butodol
Anafranil with Fluvoxamine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fluvoxamine: Voxinix, Uvox, Voxidep, Voxazen, Voxamin, Psyvoxin, Fluxam, Sorest, Fluvoxin, Fluvo
Anafranil with Dapoxetine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Dapoxetine: Actinex, DA Sutra, Stay Tal, Dapoxy, Dapnex, Duraject, Appynite, Ristor, Dejac
Anafranil with Pentazocine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pentazocine: Fortwin
Anafranil with Ritonavir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ritonavir: Viriton, Ritomune, Ritomax
Anafranil with Paroxetine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Paroxetine: Parox, Pirotin, Paropex, Depaxil, Patriot, Xet, Parocen, Paroxee, Pxt, Praxet, Parot, Paxidep, Pxn, Emoxet, Paxiford, XL Paro
Anafranil with Cinacalcet
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Cinacalcet: Capicet, Setz
Anafranil with Flurazepam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Flurazepam: Nindral
Anafranil with Ethylmorphine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ethylmorphine: Dionindon
Anafranil with Citalopram
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Citalopram: Vocita, Olarc, Citopam, Cetadep, Topdep, Celica, Citalomine, Citalent, Citola, Cytop, Madam
Anafranil with Clonidine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Clonidine: Arkamin, Cloneon, Catapres
Anafranil with Indinavir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Indinavir: Indivan
Anafranil with Venlafaxine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Venlafaxine: Venlift, Ventee, Venpad, Venlor, Venla, Flavix, Venjoy, Nutraport, Venlaway, Sentosa, Ventin, Veniz
Anafranil with Diazepam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Diazepam: Peptica, Placidox, Shipam, Anxol, D P M, Paxum, Dizep, Juniz Rds, Starlium, Repam
Anafranil with Lorazepam
SERIOUS
Anafranil with Nitrazepam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nitrazepam: Nap, Nitraz, Nzm, Sopor, N Tra, Nira, Hypnoril, Nitab, Hypnocent, Nite, Nitrosun, Nitavan
Anafranil with Codeine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Codeine: Montokuf
Anafranil with Rasagiline
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Rasagiline: Rasalect, Relgin
Anafranil with Chlordiazepoxide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Chlordiazepoxide: Zepox, Anxibrium, Poxid, Peaceoxide, Anxon H, Equilibrium, Cloxide, Librel, Anxizide
Anafranil with Primidone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Primidone: Mysoline
Anafranil with Etizolam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Etizolam: Etezole, Etilax, Etirest, Etimark, Etizep, Etilaam, Solopose, Lam ET, Suprabenz, Sylkam, Etizoram, New Zomnia
Anafranil with Nalbuphine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nalbuphine: Rubuphine, Nalfy, Nacphin
Anafranil with Clobazam
SERIOUS
Anafranil with Phenobarbitone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Phenobarbitone: Nytoin, Barbee, Gardenal, Fenobarb, Luminal, Beetal, Emgard
Anafranil with Terbinafine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Terbinafine: Terbicutis, Tzorg, Tinazen, Terfast, Fluty TF, Terbit, Tinafine

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