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    Information about Imipramine

    Imipramine uses

    Imipramine is used to treat depression and night time bed wetting in children.
    . It is used in patients intolerant of or unresponsive to alternative treatment options for depression.

    How imipramine works

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

    Common side effects of imipramine

    Constipation, Weight gain, Dryness in mouth, Difficulty in urination, Increased heart rate, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
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    Dr. Swati Mishra
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Shilpa Garcha
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    01 Aug 2019 | 11:57 AM (IST)
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    Frequently asked questions for Imipramine


    Q. 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

    Q. Is Imipramine addictive?

    No, Imipramine is not addictive

    Q. Is Imipramine sedative?

    It had sedative effect, due to its antihistaminergic effect

    Q. 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 01 August, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)