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Imipramine

Information

Uses

Imipramine is used in the treatment of depression

How it works

Imipramine increases the levels of chemical messengers in the brain that help in regulating the mood and treat depression.

Common side effects

Nausea, Sweating, Sleepiness, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Increased appetite, Decreased libido, Delayed ejaculation, Loss of appetite, Dyspepsia, Weight gain, Fatigue, Impotence, Nervousness, Constipation, Tremor

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Expert advice

  • Doctor’s advice should be considered in case of patients with following history of disease conditions:  heart disease such as irregular heartbeats, heart block or have recently had heart attack diabetes, high blood pressure, heart failure or have had a heart attack, or condition that affects your adrenal glands; periods of increased and exaggerated behavior (mania); severe liver disease, or suffering with porphyria (a genetic disorder of the red blood cells hemoglobin causing skin blisters, abdominal pain and brain/nervous system disorders).
  • Take special precautions and consult your doctor while taking imipramine if you are not able to pass urine, or have increased pressure in the eye (glaucoma).

Frequently asked questions

Imipramine

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Is imipramine a monoamine oxidase inhibitor/ anticholinergic/ tricyclic antidepressant/benzodiazepine?
Imipramine belongs to a class of medication called tricyclic antidepressants. It is not a monoamine oxidase inhibitor/ anticholinergic/ benzodiazepine

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Is imipramine addictive?
No, imipramine is not addictive

Q.

Is imipramine sedative?
It had sedative effect, due to its antihistaminergic effect

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Is imipramine good for anxiety?
Yes, imipramine may be used for the treatment of anxiety (panic disorder).


Content on this page was last updated on 22 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)