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Generic Name: Clomipramine hydrochloride
Product Name: healthsense Clomipramine

Indication

Clomipramine belongs to a group of drugs known as tricyclic antidepressants. This drug is used for major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorders and phobias, muscle weakness in those with a sleep disorder called narcolepsy.

Action

Clomipramine increases the amount of the chemicals noradrenaline and serotonin in the brain.

Dose advice

Clomipramine may be taken with or without food. Depression, obsessive-compulsive disorders, phobias:
Adults:
-1 tab (25mg) 2-3 times daily; increase stepwise (by 1 tab every few days) to 100-150mg daily in 2-3 divided doses

Elderly:
-1 tab daily, increase as above to 2-3 tabs daily

Cataplexy associated with narcolepsy:
-1-3 tabs (25-75mg) daily in 2-3 divided doses

Schedule

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Common side effects

The following are a list of common side effects that you should tell your doctor if they worry you:
-Drowsiness, fatigue, agitation, increased appetite or weight gain, confusion, anxiety, sleep disturbances, impaired memory, yawning, impaired concentration
-Dry mouth, sweating, constipation, blurred vision, trouble focusing your eyes, difficulty urinating (passing water), hot flushes, dilation of pupils
-Dizziness, tremor, headache, muscle weakness-Lightheadedness, especially when you get up too quickly from a sitting or lying position
-Nausea (feeling sick), constipation, vomiting, diarrhoea, poor appetite or weight loss
-Rash or itching of the skin, increased sensitivity to the sun
-Reduced sexual desire or difficulty reaching orgasm, swelling of the breasts or discharge of milk
-Ringing in the ears, change in sense of taste

Uncommon side effects

The following are a list of uncommon side effects that you should inform your doctor immediately of:
-Eye pain
-severe abdomen pain
-Difficulty in speaking or slurred speech
-Muscle numbness, tingling, or spasms
-Weakness or loss of balance
-Severe dizziness or drowsiness
-Fainting spells or seizures (fits)
-Unusually high energy, irritability, or outbursts of anger
-Confusion or hallucinations (seeing, hearing or feeling things that are not there)
-Yellow colour to the skin or eyes
-Shortness of breath, wheezing or troubled breathing
-Constant â??flu-likeâ?? symptoms (chills, fever, sore throat, aching joints, swollen glands, tiredness or lack of energy)
-Unusual bleeding or bruising

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For further information talk to your doctor.

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Dates

Posted On: 22 July, 2003
Modified On: 16 July, 2017


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