- Citalopram Hydrobromide
- Fluoxetine Hcl
- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Placil* used for?
Generic for Placil* (Clomipramine) is used to treat depression, panic attacks, and obsessive–compulsive disorder characterized by repetitive behaviors and recurrent thoughts. It is a tricyclic antidepressant that works by affecting chemicals in the brain. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Placil*?
The dosage of Generic for Placil* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician's instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label. The following dosage information includes the common dose of Generic for Placil* If your dose is different, do not follow the dosage described below unless your physician has approved.
The recommended oral dosage of Generic for Placil* is 25 milligrams taken once a day. This medicine should be taken with food to prevent stomach upset.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Placil*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Placil* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Placil*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Placil*, seek medical attention immediately. Some of the overdose symptoms of this drug are extreme drowsiness, fast or uneven heart rate, vomiting, blurred vision, muscle stiffness, shortness of breath, and fainting.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Placil*?
- St John's wort
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Placil*
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Placil*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Placil* can interact with MAO inhibitors, high blood pressure drugs, narcotic pain medications, antipsychotic drugs, thyroid medications, barbiturates, and tranquilizers.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Placil*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Placil* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Placil* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Placil* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Placil* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Placil* can cause side effects such as dizziness, constipation, dry mouth, indigestion, weight gain, weight loss, libido changes, nausea, and tremor. Some of the serious side effects of this drug include chest pain, sudden headache, sudden numbness, urinating more than usual, and vision problems. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Placil*
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Placil*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Placil* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Placil*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Placil*?
How will Generic for Placil* work in my body?
How should Generic for Placil* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Placil* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. Before using Generic for Placil*, inform your doctor if you have narrow-angle glaucoma, kidney problems, and a history of brain damage and seizure. While taking this medicine, avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight. Caution needs to be exercised while driving a car and operating any complicated machinery.