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Anafranil Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Anafranil

Generic Name: clomipramine (Pronunciation: kloe MI pra meen)

What is clomipramine (Anafranil)?

Clomipramine is a tricyclic antidepressant. It affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced.

Clomipramine is used to treat symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) such as recurrent thoughts or feelings and repetitive actions.

Clomipramine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Clomipramine 25 mg-MYL

capsule, orange/peach, imprinted with MYLAN 3025

Clomipramine 25 mg-TEV

capsule, orange/white, imprinted with 93 956

Clomipramine 50 mg-GG

capsule, white, imprinted with GG 823

Clomipramine 50 mg-MYL

capsule, pink/yellow, imprinted with MYLAN 3050

Clomipramine 50 mg-TEV

capsule, blue/white, imprinted with 93 958

Clomipramine 50 mg-WAT

yellow, imprinted with WATSON595, 50MG

Clomipramine 75 mg-MYL

capsule, orange/peach, imprinted with MYLAN 3075

Clomipramine 75 mg-TEV

capsule, brown/white, imprinted with 93 960

What are the possible side effects of clomipramine (Anafranil)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor, such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), more depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • rapid heart rate, tremors or shaking;
  • confusion, extreme fear, thoughts of hurting yourself;
  • agitation, hallucinations, fever, overactive reflexes, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of coordination, fainting;
  • painful or difficult urination;
  • very stiff (rigid) muscles;
  • seizure (convulsions), or
  • tired feeling, weakness, easy bruising or bleeding (nosebleed, bleeding gums), pale skin, feeling light-headed or short of breath.

Common side effects may include:

  • dry mouth, nausea, upset stomach, loss of appetite, constipation;
  • feeling anxious, restless, dizzy, drowsy, or tired;
  • sleep problems (insomnia);
  • appetite or weight changes;
  • memory problems, trouble concentrating;
  • increased sweating, numbness or tingling;
  • vision changes; or
  • decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the Anafranil (clomipramine hcl) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

What is the most important information I should know about clomipramine (Anafranil)?

You should not take this medication if you are allergic to clomipramine or to similar antidepressants such as amitriptyline, amoxapine, desipramine, doxepin, imipramine, nortriptyline, protriptyline, or trimipramine.

Do not use clomipramine if you have taken an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur. MAO inhibitors include furazolidone, isocarboxazid, linezolid, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, and tranylcypromine.

Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor, such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), more depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself.

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