About Anafranil

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About Anafranil

Clomipramine is used primarily for the treatment of acute and chronic anxiety disorders and panic attacks, such as those that can occur in the context of psychosis and depression. It dampens the anxiety and brightens the mood of the patients.

What is the purpose of this ingredient?

  • Alleviate anxiety disorders and panic attacks in psychosis or depression
  • Relieve chronic (mild to moderate, severe to very severe) pain as part of a regimen
  • Treating children with bedwetting and hallucinations in compulsive sleep attacks or sleep paralysis
  • Alleviate symptoms of cataplexy

This is how clomipramine works

Below you will learn more about the fields of application and the mode of action of clomipramine.
Please also read the information on the drug groups tri- and tetracyclic antidepressants, antidepressants, to which the active ingredient clomipramine belongs.

Areas of application of the active substance clomipramine

Clomipramine is used primarily for the treatment of acute and chronic anxiety disorders and panic attacks, such as those that can occur in the context of psychosis and depression. It dampens the anxiety and brightens the mood of the patients.

The drug can also be used in chronic pain, which often have a psychic component, within a therapeutic concept. The range of pain Clomipramine covers ranges from mild to moderately severe pain to severe to very severe pain.

In children, bedwetting can be treated with clomipramine. The active ingredient is given in this case preferably in the evening.

Clomipramine can also be used effectively against sleep paralysis and hallucinations associated with compulsive sleep attacks (narcolepsy), as well as to alleviate the symptoms of cataplexy (special paralysis of the head muscles, often caused by severe alarm) / p>

For the following application areas of Clomipramine , in-depth information is available:

  • Pain (mild to moderate)
  • depression
  • anxiety disorders
  • Pain (strong to very strong)
  • psychosis

Mode of action of clomipramine

Clomipramine, a tricyclic antidepressant group, has a low cushioning and tiring effect and can also prevent or reduce the triggering, transmission and perception of pain. Clomipramine acts mainly on the messenger noradrenaline, less on the serotonin. For this reason, it also has a certain drive-enhancing effect.

From the body, clomipramine is broken down, inter alia, to desmethylclomipramine. This drug is still antidepressant. This explains the long-lasting effect of clomipramine in anxiety disorders and panic attacks.

Potential Anafranil side effects may include:

Anafranil used to treat the following diseases:

  1. Mae A. Sosa says:
    2.5 rating

    Through Anafranil, I can live again because it greatly reduces my social phobia. Unfortunately, I tend to sweat through Anafranil. I also have slight increases in liver function (GGT is constantly at 100). But all in all a very good potent drug which can only be stopped very slowly (habituation, dependency)

    Side effects: Withdrawal symptoms; Sweat
  2. Gladys A. Jessop says:
    2.5 rating

    Anafranil for Depression

    Heavy sweating, only at the beginning aggressive mood and strong tremor, otherwise the best medication I’ve got, NO weight gain, yeah!

    Side effects: Aggressiveness; Sweat
  3. Angela A. Rust says:
    2.5 rating

    Anafranil for Cataplexy

    I used Anafranil for cataplexy, the cataplexy has largely gone, but my personality has changed a lot. I became: -Agressive -Important -Lost -Vergesslich -Müdde I have increased 25kg I guess only from the drug

  4. Andrea R. Belcher says:
    2.5 rating

    Anafranil for Depression

    Anafranil50mg; after 5 weeks of taking the drug, no significant improvement in my major depression.Side effects: low blood pressure, constipation, sweating,

  5. Charlene M. Wolff says:
    3.0 rating

    Anafranil for Depression

    I have been suffering from severe depression with post-traumatic stress disorder for 12 years and have successfully been successfully treated with Anafranil ampoules for 6 weeks in 2003 with no apparent side effects. In further episodes, I have achieved good results with Trevilor, but had to take beta blocker and blood pressure lowering agent until today.

    Side effects: High blood pressure
  6. Roberta A. Depriest says:
    3.0 rating

    Anafranil for Cataplexy; Narcolepsy; Migraine

    In 2010 I was diagnosed with narcolepsy with severe cataplexy, I started to take 200mg of Modafinil daily and 10mg of Citalopran, the first few weeks it also helped, unfortunately I had to increase the dosages quickly, so after one year at a dose of 800mg daily (far too much) Modafinil and 20mg Citalopran was. Dan got me 20mg of Anafranil, from which I got severe side effects, to the suicide attempt, I guess from it only. In the meantime, I take 2 x 2.25ml Xyrem overnight and 200mg Modafinil + 20mg CitaloQ during the day, unfortunately now my dosies have to be increased again as it just does not have the desired effect on me, but I have read a lot that it is like a miracle cure in other people. Side effects that I had: Modafinil – high blood pressure, dizziness (start time), sweat dehydration (start time), pharyngitis Anafranil – depression, suicidal thoughts to the attempt, personality changes (aggressive), mood swings, 25kg gaining weight For this I take painkillers for years, since my body is already very suffered under the cataplexy, so I have daily headache, back pain and just bruised places the pain …. I take alternating Iboprfofen 600, Novaminsulfon 500 and Dolormin extra, otherwise I get stomach problems ….

  7. Alice J. Lundy says:
    3.5 rating

    Anafranil for Obsessive compulsive disorder; Depression

    At the age of 14-16 I took anafranil in high doses as part of a therapeutic treatment. The side effects included difficulty concentrating, depression, severe hair loss, weight loss, fatigue and blockage of the normal thinking process. After discontinuation of the drug first successes of the therapy were visible. Not recommended.

  8. Deborah E. Nicholas says:
    3.0 rating

    Anafranil for Depression

    since I take the drug especially suffering from fatigue, lack of concentration and gedaechtnissprobleme, but also slight incontinence. Nevertheless, I am very happy that I do not have to live without, because otherwise I was very sociable, sentimental and easily irritable. In the meantime, I tried to sell anafranil, which was followed by severe circulatory and perceptual disturbances. By the way, I am a teenager and belong to a group of patients that is not recommended. My doctor said I should still try it, for which I’m grateful to him.

  9. Warren H. Gilliam says:
    4.5 rating

    Anafranil for Narcolepsy

    My ICH has changed completely. While I used to like to go out a lot and had lots of social contacts, now I’m just the opposite. Laughter was my hobby No.1 Complete listlessness and indifference now determine my life. In my opinion, this is clearly due to the drug Anafranil. My weight gain at 183 cm height is from now 90 kg now 130 kg Other side effects are frequent nausea and headache. Especially if I take no Anafranil or try to reduce the dosage, the withdrawal symptoms are very violent. Sweats, electric shocks in the brain (I can not describe otherwise) and the most violent unbearable nightmares are the most striking side effects. ————————————————– ——– Whether VIGIL also has side effects, I can not judge, as I einstufe above on Anafranil. There are days when I stay awake even without VIGIL (if the term awakens at all in narcolepsy) But if I expire 2 days, my hibernation will start, no matter what time of year we have … On some days it is also VIGIL completely ineffective. Incidentally, I have had the best experience with the use of sleeping pills. So I felt fitter during the day. However, since our “people’s representatives” were of the opinion that even in the case of chronic illnesses, they would no longer prescribe sleeping pills at the expense of the health insurance companies, I can no longer afford them because of Hartz IV. Incidentally, I received a 4-page personal answer on request from our remaining-yes-all-healthy-but-not-on-cost-of-health-insurance minister Ulla Schmidt. Yes, whole 4 pages. 4 words would have been enough. I have no idea But our sovereigns have more than enough of that …

  10. Mary P. Bailey says:
    3.0 rating

    Anafranil for Depression

    Initial side effects, e.g. Dry mouth, low blood pressure, constipation, etc. were missing. The first 3 weeks noticeable improvement in depressive symptoms. As a long-term medication rather unsatisfactory, since in the course of time no improvement felt. Essential for acute stages of the disease very well, but in the long term satisfactory.

    Side effects: No side effects
  11. Judy R. Yearby says:
    2.0 rating

    Anafranil for Depression

    I had no side effects at Tavor, but I struggled to follow the instructions of the doctor. The Egal feeling was desired, so for me no side effect.

    Side effects: No side effects
  12. Marc C. Thomas says:
    4.0 rating

    Anafranil for Depression

    No erectile dysfunction, but ejaculation or orgasmic disorders.

    Side effects: Orgasm disorder
  13. Ralph J. Castleberry says:
    3.0 rating

    Anafranil for Cataplexy; Narcolepsy

    1. The drug Modasomil has for me the following side effects: – Daytime fatigue – disturbed night sleep 2. The drug Anafranil has the following side effects for me: – Appettitsteigerung – Weight gain – sexual dysfunction (no more orgasm) – disturbed nighttime sleep

  14. Pamela J. Hansen says:
    2.5 rating

    Anafranil for Migraine

    I have been taking Anafranil 75 mg Retard for 2 months now and since then I am suffering from numerous side effects and to the usual migraine attacks, it does not work yet, but the side effects are horrible.

  15. Dorothy E. Dyer says:
    3.5 rating

    Anafranil for Obsessive compulsive disorder; Depression

    At the beginning of treatment with Anafranil, there were initial difficulties, I was on the drug in the clinic set and since I had a panic disorder, was started with 25 mg. The first day was a catastrophe, high blood pressure fluctuations, tachycardia, tremors, circulatory problems, nightmares, drowsiness and cognitive disorders. The next day it got much better, on the 5th day the first increase to 50 mg, again I reacted so strongly to the drug, because the side effects were much better the following day, that was also acceptable. Some time later, I was retarded at 150 mg and the further increases were less problematic. I have been taking the medication for some time now, the constant tachycardia, heavy sweats, hot flashes and dry mouth died after a week. With the blood pressure / circulatory problems, I have to live well, as well as with occasional shaky hands, increased sweating, slight mood swings and constipation. Anafranil helps a lot, I can only recommend this medicine! Because of the depression I could not do anything anymore, I could not eat, just sleep and I did not get any clear until the evening, plus the bad panic attacks and the constant fear. Since I live now like with these relatively harmless side effects. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder was also successfully treated with Anafranil 15 years ago. I still have a slight control compulsion, but I have a good grip.

  16. Elizabeth J. Jenkins says:
    3.5 rating

    Anafranil for Depression

    Constipation bloating fatigue lethargy drowsiness low blood pressure Unnatural satisfaction (as in cotton wool) drug was discontinued because of side effects.