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Tofranil Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Tofranil, Tofranil-PM

Generic Name: imipramine (Pronunciation: im IP ra meen)

What is imipramine (Tofranil)?

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

Imipramine is used to treat symptoms of depression. Imipramine is sometimes used to treat bed-wetting in children ages 6 and older.

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

Imipramine 10 mg-GG

round, yellow, imprinted with GG, 41

Imipramine 10 mg-MUT

round, yellow, imprinted with MP 4

Imipramine 10 mg-PAR

triangular, yellow, imprinted with par, 54

Imipramine 25 mg-GG

round, beige, imprinted with 47, GG

Imipramine 25 mg-PAR

round, brown, imprinted with 55, par

Imipramine 25 mg-URL

round, brown, imprinted with MP 8

Imipramine 50 mg-GG

round, green, imprinted with GG, 42

Imipramine 50 mg-MUT

round, green, imprinted with MP 79

Imipramine 50 mg-PAR

round, green, imprinted with 56, par

Imipramine Pamoate 100 mg-ROX

capsule, red/yellow, imprinted with 54758

Imipramine Pamoate 125 mg-ROX

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Imipramine Pamoate 150 mg-ROX

capsule, brown, imprinted with 54 161

Imipramine Pamoate 75 mg-ROX

capsule, brown, imprinted with 54591

Tofranil 25 mg-MAL

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Tofranil 50 mg-MAL

round, orange, imprinted with 50, M inside a box

Tofranil 10 mg-MAL

triangular, orange, imprinted with 10, M inside a box

What are the possible side effects of imipramine (Tofranil)?

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:

  • feeling like you might pass out;
  • new or worsening chest pain, pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest;
  • sudden numbness or weakness, problems with vision, speech, or balance;
  • fever, sore throat;
  • easy bruising, unusual bleeding (nose, mouth, vagina, or rectum), purple or red pinpoint spots under your skin;
  • confusion, hallucinations, unusual thoughts or behavior;
  • painful or difficult urination;
  • seizure (convulsions); or
  • jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).

Other common side effects may include:

  • tingly feeling, weakness, lack of coordination;
  • dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea;
  • blurred vision, ringing in your ears;
  • breast swelling (in men or women); 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 Tofranil (imipramine) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

What is the most important information I should know about imipramine (Tofranil)?

You should not take this medicine if you have recently had a heart attack, or if you are allergic to imipramine or similar antidepressants such as amitriptyline, amoxapine, clomipramine, desipramine, doxepin, nortriptyline, protriptyline, or trimipramine.

Do not use imipramine 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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You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


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