Clofranil 25 mg
Clofranil 50 mg
Clofranil containing the active ingredient Clomipramine is considered a tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) type of medication. Clofranil works by increasing the amount of the natural substance serotonin to help maintain mental balance. It is used to treat obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) symptoms such as the urge to perform repeated tasks and having unwanted thoughts. Some people may also use Clofranil to treat symptoms of depression.
Clofranil is usually taken 1 to 3 times per day or as directed by a doctor. To prevent an upset stomach the tablets should be taken with a meal along with plenty of water. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage as it will depend on the patient's condition and their response to the medication.
Patients using Clofranil may encounter unwanted side effects such as: dizziness, drowsiness, constipation, upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, change in appetite or weight.
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as: painful or difficult urination, seizures, irregular heartbeat, blurred vision. mental or mood changes.
Avoid consuming grapefruits and grapefruit juice while taking the medication as it may alter the amount of the drug in the bloodstream.
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Clofranil is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication, using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. Clofranil is only for use as prescribed and instructed.
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