Anafranil, a brand-name version of Clomipramine, is available by prescription in tablet form in different strengths. Anafranil is used for the treatment of obsessive–compulsive disorder, panic disorder, major depressive disorder, and chronic pain. You can save on brand name and generic Anafranil by filling prescriptions online at our Online Pharmacy.
Anafranil (Clomipramine) 10mg
Anafranil (Clomipramine) 25mg
Anafranil (Clomipramine) 50mg
Anafranil (Clomipramine) 75mg
Why is Anafranil prescribed?
Anafranil belongs to the group of medications known as tricyclic antidepressants. It is used to treat major depressive disorders and to reduce the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder like recurrent thoughts and the urge to do repetitive tasks such as re-checking the closed door or washing hands repetitively. After 2-3 weeks the person taking this medication starts feeling relaxed, happy and develops the ability to focus, and experience reduced restlessness. It also helps to treat muscle weakness in people with a sleep disorder.
How to use Anafranil ?
Follow the directions for this medicine as given by the doctor. This medicine usually starts with a low dose and it increases as required. Do not exceed or reduce the dose and duration without consulting your doctor. The dosage is based on the age, response to the treatment as well as the medical condition.
Anafranil should be administered with food or milk to avoid stomach upset. Do not chew, crush or dissolve the medicine.
What if I miss the dose of Anafranil?
If you miss the dose try to take it as soon as possible. However, if it is already time for your next dose then do not take two doses at the same time instead skip the missed one and continue as per the set schedule. If you have missed your dose multiple times consult your doctor earliest possible as some conditions may become worse if the drug is discontinued abruptly.
What are the side effects of Anafranil ?
Some common side effects of Anafranil are:
- Nausea, dizziness, drowsiness
- Depression, and mood swings
- Indigestion and constipation
- Change in appetite
- Excessive sweating
- Dry mouth
- Blurred vision
- Decreased sexual desire
- Weight gain
- Trouble concentrating
Drug interaction with Anafranil (Clomipramine) may cause serious side effects if consumed with other medications. Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOI) which is intended to treat psychiatric disorders should not be taken with Clomipramine two weeks before starting or after stopping this medication. It is important to tell your doctor about what medications/supplements (including prescription/non-prescription/herbal/over-the-counter) you have been taking before starting on Anafranil medication.
- Always tell your doctor about any allergies you have or any planned surgery before starting treatment with Clomipramine.
- Even if you start feeling better while on this medication do not stop taking it unless directed by the doctor.
- Alcohol should be avoided as it can make you more drowsy.
Is Generic available for this medicine?
Yes, the generic equivalent to Anafranil is: Clomipramine.
Can I buy Anafranil without prescription?
No, a valid prescription is required for this medication.
Safety and storage?
- Keep it away from moisture and heat
- It is advised to store the medicine at the room temperature
- Keep it out of reach from children and pets
HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.