Side Effects of Clofranil 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.
Clofranil 25 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Clofranil 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.
Clofranil 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.
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 Clofranil 25 mg Tablet, do not drive.
There is limited information available on the use of Clofranil 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.
Clofranil 25 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Clofranil 25 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Regular monitoring of liver function tests is advisable when you are taking this medicine.
If you miss a dose of Clofranil 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.
Clofranil is safe if used at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is Clofranil a MAOI/anticholinergic/benzodiazepine/SSRI/narcotic?
Clofranil 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 Clofranil a controlled substance?
No, it is not a controlled substance
Q. Is Clofranil addictive?
Clofranil 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 Clofranil cause weight loss/weight gain/make you sleepy/cause constipation/affect fertility?
Clofranil 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 Clofranil help premature ejaculation?
Clofranil 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 Clofranil work for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)?
Yes, Clofranil is used for obsessive-compulsive disorder. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.