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Clofranil 25 mg Tablet

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Composition for Clofranil 25 mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Primary uses of Clofranil 25 mg Tablet

Potentiallyunsafewith
Alcohol
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Medicine Overview of Clofranil Tablet

Uses of Clofranil Tablet

Clofranil 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.

Clofranil Tablet side effects

Common

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.

How to use Clofranil 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. Clofranil 25 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Clofranil Tablet works

Clofranil 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 Clofranil Tablet

Expert advice for Clofranil 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 Clofranil 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 Clofranil 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 Clofranil 25 mg Tablet, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
  • The addiction/dependence potential of Clofranil 25 mg Tablet is very less.
  • It may be extremely dangerous in overdose.
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Clofranil Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Clofranil Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Clofranil 25 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
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.
Lactation
CAUTION
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.
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 Clofranil 25 mg Tablet, do not drive.
Kidney
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.
Liver
CAUTION
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.

What if you miss a dose of Clofranil Tablet?uses

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.

Patient Concerns

User Submitted Feedback For Clofranil 25 mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Clofranil Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Clomipramine

Q. Is Clofranil safe?
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.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Clofranil with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Clofranil with Moxonidine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Moxonidine: Moxilong, Moxcent, Moxovas, Moxopress
Clofranil with Linezolid
LIFE-THREATENING
Clofranil with Moclobemide
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Moclobemide: Trima, Rimarex
Clofranil with Citalopram
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Citalopram: Olarc, Citopam, Cetadep, Topdep, Celica, Citalomine
Clofranil with Paroxetine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Paroxetine: Leparox, Prx, Paromec, Madotine, Parolyst, Parox, Baxidep, Pirotin, Paropex, Depaxil, Patriot, Xet, Parocen, Paroxee, Pxt, Praxet, Parot
Clofranil with Nitrazepam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nitrazepam: Konit, Zipam, Enzed, Nitrosh, Nap, Nitraz, Nzm, Sopor, N Tra
Clofranil with Clonidine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Clonidine: Arkamin
Clofranil with Lithium
SERIOUS
Clofranil with Etizolam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Etizolam: Etizom, Etimax, Etezole, Etilax, Etirest, Etimark, Etizep, Etilaam, Solopose, Lam ET, Suprabenz, Sylkam
Clofranil with Phenobarbitone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Phenobarbitone: Shinosun, Epikon, Nytoin, Barbee, Gardenal, Fenobarb
Clofranil with Terbinafine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Terbinafine: Terbicutis, Terminator, Hifen, Anibret, Tzorg, Tinazen, Fluty TF, Terbit
Clofranil with Chlordiazepoxide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Chlordiazepoxide: Equblam, Zepox, Raipox, Equiliser, Anxibrium, Poxid, Peaceoxide, Anxon H, Equilibrium, Cloxide, Librel
Clofranil with Butorphanol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Butorphanol: Butodol
Clofranil with Nalbuphine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nalbuphine: Nalfy, Nacphin
Clofranil with Clobazam
SERIOUS
Clofranil with Flurazepam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Flurazepam: Nindral
Clofranil with Rasagiline
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Rasagiline: Rasalect, Relgin
Clofranil with Ritonavir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ritonavir: Viriton, Ritomune, Ritomax
Clofranil with Diazepam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Diazepam: Dizapam, Zeopse, Karpam, Osopose, Peptica, Placidox, Anxol, D P M
Clofranil with Primidone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Primidone: Mysoline
Clofranil with Lorazepam
SERIOUS
Clofranil with Venlafaxine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Venlafaxine: Vlx, Venlift, Ventee, Venpad, Venlor, Venla, Flavix, Venjoy, Nutraport, Venlaway
Clofranil with Midazolam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Midazolam: Medzol, Mezolam, Midfast, Fulsed, Midosed, Midzee
Clofranil with Fluvoxamine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fluvoxamine: Boxamine, Voxinix, Uvox, Voxidep, Voxazen, Voxamin, Psyvoxin, Fluxam, Sorest, Fluvoxin
Clofranil with Dapoxetine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Dapoxetine: Actinex, DA Sutra, Stay Tal, Dapoxy, Dapnex, Duraject, Appynite
Clofranil with Codeine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Codeine: Acicod, Montokuf
Clofranil with Indinavir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Indinavir: Indivan
Clofranil with Cinacalcet
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Cinacalcet: Capicet, Setz
Clofranil with Ethylmorphine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ethylmorphine: Acidion, Dionindon

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