Generic Name: Clomipramine (kloh-MI-pra-meen)Drug Class: Antidepressant, Tricyclic
- Drug Uses
- General Information
- How it Works
- How to Take It
- Possible Side Effects
- Warnings and Precautions
- Drug Interactions
- Missing a Dose
- Pregnancy or Nursing
This information is for educational purposes only. Not every known side effect,
adverse effect, or drug interaction is in this database. If you have questions
about your medicines, talk to your health care provider.
How it Works
How to Take It
Possible Side Effects
- If these side effects continue or become bothersome to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
- Some common side effects reported with this medicine include:
- drowsiness or dizziness
- dry mouth
- blurred vision
- weight gain
- Do NOT stop taking this medicine without first talking to your doctor, even if you are feeling better.
- This medicine may cause your skin to be sensitive to sunlight. Avoid long exposure to the sun and use a sunscreen and protective clothing.
- Be cautious when driving or performing other hazardous activities. This medicine can impair judgment.
- Alcoholic beverages can increase the effects of this medicine and should be avoided.
- This medicine should NOT be used by those:
- having taken MAO inhibitors in the last two weeks
- with narrow angle glaucoma
- with irregular heart beat
- Elderly patients generally should avoid it because of an increase in dizziness and falls.
- Seek medical attention immediately. For non emergencies, contact your local or regional poison control center.
- Possible drug interactions may occur with this medicine and:
- MAO inhibitors (severe)
- Talk with your physician or pharmacist if you are taking other medications.
Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out
of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat
and moisture (not in the bathroom). Throw away any medication that is outdated
or no longer needed.
Talk to your doctor about using this medicine during pregnancy to discuss
any possible risks to you or your baby. For lactating mothers, this medicine
is excreted in the breast milk. DO NOT breast-feed while taking this medicine.
More InformationThis medicine may cause depletion of Coenzyme Q10 and vitamin B2. Talk to your doctor about adding these supplements to your diet.
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 19 May 2015
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