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Imipramine Antidepressant : Tofranil

Brand Name : Tofranil

IMIPRAMINE (Tofranil®) is an antidepressant. Imipramine can help to lift your spirits by treating your depression. Imipramine can help children who have a nighttime bed-wetting problem. Generic imipramine tablets are available. Imipramine is a tricyclic antidepressant used to treat mental depression. Its primary use in multiple sclerosis is to treat bladder symptoms, including urinary frequency and incontinence. Imipramine is also prescribed occasionally for the management of neurologic pain in MS.

Uses of Imipramine

  • Imipramine is used to relieve symptoms of depression such as feelings of sadness, worthlessness, or guilt; loss of interest in daily activities; changes in appetite; tiredness; sleeping too much; insomnia; and thoughts of death or suicide.
  • imipramine may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

How to Take Imipramine

  • Tofranil may be taken with or without food.
  • You should not take Tofranil with alcohol.

What are the Side Effects of Imipramine Medication

Side effects may include:

  • Abdominal cramps
  • agitation
  • anxiety
  • black tongue
  • bleeding sores
  • blood disorders
  • blurred vision
  • breast development in males
  • confusion
  • congestive heart failure

Warnings and precautions before taking Imipramine Medication

  • Imipramine adds to the effects of alcohol and other central nervous system depressants (e.g., antihistamines, sedatives, tranquilizers, prescription pain medications, seizure medications, muscle relaxants, sleeping medications), possibly causing drowsiness. Be sure that your physician knows if you are taking these or any other medications.
  • This drug may impair your ability to drive a car or operate potentially dangerous machinery. Do not participate in any activities that require full alertness if you are unsure about your ability.

What drugs may interact with Imipramine Tablet

Imipramine interacts with other medications and drugs that slow the brain's processes, such as alcohol, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, e.g. lorazepam (Ativan), diazepam (Valium), temazepam (Restoril), oxazepam (Serax), clonazepam (Klonopin), zolpidem (Ambien),

What to do if you take Overdose of Imipramine ?

Seek emergency medical attention if an overdose is suspected. Symptoms of an imipramine overdose include:

  • seizures
  • confusion
  • drowsiness
  • agitation
  • hallucinations
  • low blood pressure (dizziness, fatigue, fainting).

How to Store Imipramine ?

Imipramine should be stored below 86°F (30°C) in a tight, light resistant container. Keep out of the reach of children in a container that small children cannot open. Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.


 

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