- 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 Tofranil* used for?
Generic for Tofranil* (Imipramine) is used to treat depression. Generic for Tofranil* helps improve mood and relieves other symptoms of depression by increasing the amount of certain natural substances (such as norepinephrine and serotonin) in the brain. It belongs to a group of drugs called tricyclic antidepressants.
Generic for Tofranil* is also used along with other therapies for the treatment of nocturnal enuresis (night-time bedwetting) in children aged 6 years and older. Generic for Tofranil* may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Tofranil*?
The dosage of Generic for Tofranil* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Take Generic for Tofranil* by mouth with or without food.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Tofranil*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Tofranil* 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 to catch up for the missed dose.
What if you overdose on Generic for Tofranil*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Tofranil*, seek medical attention immediately.
Symptoms of overdose of Generic for Tofranil* may include fast/irregular heartbeat, severe dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, fainting, hallucinations, seizures and breathing difficulties.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Tofranil*?
- Methylene blue
- St. John's wort
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Tofranil*.
Generic for Tofranil* can interact with the following types of medicines: MAO inhibitors, heart rhythm medications, bronchodilators, Parkinson's disease medications, high blood pressure medications, anticoagulants, antihistamines, SSRI antidepressants, sleeping pills, thyroid medications and certain other antidepressants.
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 products) and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, which may increase the effect of Generic for Tofranil*, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
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 Tofranil*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Tofranil* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Tofranil* 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 Tofranil* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Tofranil* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Tofranil* can cause side effects such as dizziness, headache, nausea, vomiting, sleepiness, weakness, dry mouth, excessive sweating, constipation, weight changes, blurred vision, sexual dysfunction and increased or irregular heartbeat. 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 Tofranil*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Tofranil*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Tofranil* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Tofranil*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Tofranil*?
How will Generic for Tofranil* work in my body?
How should Generic for Tofranil* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Tofranil* 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. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Tofranil* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.