- Citalopram Hydrobromide
- Fluoxetine Hcl
What does Clomipramine treat?
Clomipramine is a tricyclic antidepressant prescribed for those suffering from obsessive–compulsive disorder which makes them carry out repetitive behaviors and generates recurrent thoughts. This medication alters the chemicals in the brain and helps to decrease obsessive thoughts and acts. Your physician may use this to treat other ailments based on their discretion.
Follow the Clomipramine dosage prescribed by your physician. The dosage could vary based on individual patient requirements. Always follow your physician’s instructions or go by the directions on the prescription drug label. Make sure you have it with a whole glass of water.
Missed a dose?
Take it immediately once you remember. In case, this time falls close to the next dosage, skip it and get back to the prescribed schedule. Never take a double dose unless your physician specifically directs you to do so.
Don’t waste any time and seek immediate medical attention.
Drug interactions must be considered before starting to take any kind of drug. Drug interactions might happen either when Clomipramine is taken along with another drug or with particular foods. To prevent any kind of negative interaction, make sure you inform your doctor of any drugs you are taking including non-prescription medication, OTCs, health supplements like vitamins, minerals, herbal medicine, drinks with caffeine and alcohol, illegal drugs, smoking habits and so on which may increase the effect of Clomipramine.
It may interact with:
It may also interact with can interact with MAO inhibitors, thyroid medications, high blood pressure drugs, barbiturates, narcotic pain medications, antipsychotic drugs, and tranquilizers. This is not an exhaustive list though.
Appraise your doctor of any medical conditions that you are suffering from and your family history of medical ailments. It’s important that you do not stop or start taking any medicine without the consent of your physician.
Possible Side Effects
Clomipramine might have some side effects but it’s not possible to anticipate them. It does not have any major side effects and the minor ones that may occur are temporary. In rare cases, there might be major side effects and immediate medical attention must be sought.
Some of the possible side effects could be dizziness, indigestion, constipation, dry mouth, blurred vision, nausea and tremors. Serious side effects that could occur are chest pain, depression, sudden headache, excess urination, fainting and vision problems. This is not the complete list though.
In case, there is a change in intensity of side effects or if any new side effects develop, make sure you consult your doctor.
What to ask your doctor before you start on Clomipramine
- Can I take Clomipramine along with other drugs?
- Are there certain foods, beverages and products to be avoided while on Clomipramine?
- What is the dosage of Clomipramine to be consumed?
- How should I use Clomipramine?
- How will Clomipramine work on my body?
- How can the drug interactions and side effects of Clomipramine be minimized or completely avoided?
The health and medical information that we have provided are meant to supplement and not substitute the advice of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professionals. This does not suggest that usage of Clomipramine is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always ensure that you take this or any other drug only after consulting your physician.