Clomipramine is the active ingredient of Anafranil, Clomidep, Equinorm and Micro Clomipramine.
Your doctor will need to check your progress at regular visits while you are using clomipramine.
Thus a causal association between clomipramine treatment and these fatalities has not been established.
Caution is advised when using this drug in children who participate in active sports because it may increase the risk of heart problems. This medicine makes some people more sensitive to sunlight. Peak plasma concentrations of desmethylclomipramine of 5. Unwanted effects are usually mild and transient, disappearing under continued treatment or with a reduction in the dosage.
An increase in dental caries has been reported during long-term treatment with tricyclic antidepressants. In elderly patients, tricyclic antidepressants may provoke pharmacogenic delirious psychoses, particularly at night. Do not give clomipramine for at least 3 weeks after discontinuation of treatment with MAO inhibitors there is a risk of severe symptoms consistent with Serotonin Syndrome such as hypertensive crisis, hyperpyrexia, myoclonus, agitation, seizures, delirium and coma.
Your doctor may start you on a low dose of clomipramine and gradually increase your dose. Decreased lacrimation and accumulation of mucoid secretions due to the anticholinergic properties of tricyclic antidepressants may cause damage to the corneal epithelium in patients with contact lenses.
Ask your doctor before use if you are taking the following medications:
The difficulty of using Cordarone effectively and safely itself poses a significant risk to patients.
Offering the drug with food, however, can reduce the risk of some of the more common side effects.
Finally, there are data to suggest that at high doses, not usually prescribed to patients with pituitary tumors, cardiac valve dysfunction can occur.
If the doses are not equal, take the larger dose at bedtime to decrease the risk of side effects.
Ask your doctor before taking clomipramine with a sleeping pill, narcotic pain medicine, muscle relaxer, or medicine for anxiety, depression, or seizures.
If you have diabetes you may need to check your blood glucose more frequently. At the beginning of treatment, take clomipramine with food. Please discuss your individual circumstances with your pharmacist, doctor or health professional.