Medicine Overview of Clofranil Tablet
Side effects of Clofranil Tablet
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 50mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
How Clofranil Tablet works
Clofranil 50mg 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 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, 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, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
- The addiction/dependence potential of Clofranil is very less.
- It may be extremely dangerous in overdose.
Clofranil Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Clofranil Tablet
Clofranil 50mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Clofranil 50mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.+more
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....
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 50mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lacta+more
tion. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby....
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.+more
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 50mg Tablet, do not 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 Clofranil 50mg Tablet, do not drive.
There is limited information available on the use of Clofranil 50mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.+more
Caution should be exercised in patients with underlying kidney disease. Regular monitoring of kidney function test is advised while you are taking this medicine....
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 50mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Clofranil 50mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.+more
Regular monitoring of liver function tests is advisable when you are taking this medicine....
Regular monitoring of liver function tests is advisable when you are taking this medicine.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Mezolam 7.5mg Injection, Adamon 100mg Injection, TRANDOL 50MG INJECTION, Barbinol 20mg/5ml Syrup
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.
Frequently asked questions about Clofranil Tablet
Frequently asked questions about Clomipramine
Clofranil is safe if used at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor
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
No, it is not a controlled substance
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
Clofranil effectively increases ejaculatory latency in men with primary premature ejaculation, while treatment is not effective in those with premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction
Yes, Clofranil is used for obsessive-compulsive disorder. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.
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