Yes, Clofranil can cause impotence. Both men and women may experience decreased sexual desire and inability to have an organsm. In males, difficulty in maintaining erection (impotence) or painful ejaculation may be observed. You should consult your doctor immediately if you face any such problems while taking Clofranil.
Q. Is Clofranil safe?
Yes, Clofranil is safe to use if taken in the dose and duration prescribed by the doctor. Clofranil is a medicine that treats Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), stabilises mood and behavior. It restores the chemical imbalance in the brain and creates a feeling of well being.
Q. What are the side effects of Clofranil?
Clofranil may cause side effects like difficulty or inability to pass urine, altered libido, constipation, dryness in mouth, ejaculation disorder, indigestion and sleepiness. Please consult your doctor if these side effects worry you. The doctor may suggest ways to treat or prevent them.
Q. What happens if I take an overdose of Clofranil?
If you have taken an overdose of Clofranil, you may experience symptoms such as drowsiness, restlessness, agitation and delirium (disturbed state of mind with restlessness and mental confusion). You may also experience severe sweating, fast heartbeat, feeling of faint, seizures (fits), and you may even go into a state of coma. Immediately consult your doctor and seek medical help if you think you have taken too much of this medicine.
Q. If I am feeling better, can I stop taking Clofranil?
No, do not stop taking Clofranil suddenly even if you are feeling better as it may worsen your condition and also cause withdrawal symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, vomiting, headache, weakness, sleep problems, fever, and irritability. Continue taking Clofranil for the duration as prescribed by your doctor to get maximum benefit. If any of the side effects are bothering you, consult your doctor. In case you have completed your course of treatment, your doctor will reduce your dose gradually before taking you off this medicine completely.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 21st Feb 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.