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. 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.

  2. Marian C. Skipper says:
    2.5 rating

    Anafranil for Depression

    I have been taking Anafranil (chlomipramine) for 1 week and 3 days now and I have to say it helps quite well with my depression. I take in the evening 75 mg which does not make me tired. I have side effects with great effort I freeze and have cold sweat, initially circulatory problems when stooping and muscle twitching I have noticed. But it will take even further, take it only recently.

    Side effects: Muscle twitching; Sweats
  3. Emily G. Hughes says:
    3.0 rating

    Anafranil for Migraine

    This drug should be like my previous preventive tablets, which I had from Germany and had very well tolerated and even in the initial stages, the side effects were not as strong as in this Anafranil. My experience with this drug was hammer-hard in the truest sense of the word, because I could not sleep, had sweats, got trembling had anxiety and in the meantime also had chills. Often had to go to the toilet because of pee and I was very bad and a nausea was still long after taking. The next day I could not go to work because I was downcast and not well asleep and had soft legs like pudding. In addition, I could not eat and I have been on a diet for 3 days to recover. Defecation was also very bad what I do not know. Have read then that in this tablet is a completely different active ingredient in it than in my prescribed by Germany.

  4. Allen H. Hudson says:
    5.0 rating

    Anafranil for Anxiety disorders; Depression

    The side effects were extreme at the beginning (4-5 weeks). Symptoms: sweats, tremors, dizziness, palpitations, extremely high blood pressure, sharp chest pains, headaches, ear noises, heart stumbling, insomnia. Already existing complaints, such as anxiety and panic, tremors, palpitations and heart stumbling and insomnia, were initially reinforced by this. Only after about 4 weeks did I gradually notice a temporary decrease in the symptoms. I later decided to undergo psychotherapy. It was only later that I realized that the drug is only half worth it without therapy. Through this medication, the symptoms of the disease are relieved to release some of the symptoms in the head and then targeted to oneself work, of course, by the expert help of a psychotherapist. Anafranil + Therapy under medical supervision have brought me back to life.

    Side effects: Dizziness; Tremble; Sweats
  5. Elva P. Woolley says:
    4.0 rating

    Anafranil for Depression

    Infinite fatigue, dry mouth, excessive sweating even with the slightest movement, extreme weight gain (20 kilos in a year), muscle twitching – especially in the legs, libido loss, supposedly it should stimulate me – encourage – but the opposite occurred.

  6. James D. Jacobson says:
    4.0 rating

    Anafranil for Obsessive compulsive disorder

    strong sweating in the smallest activity, no orgasm, for the first time no ejaculation years ago only Anafranil, because the side effects were not so pronounced. Now much stronger in combination. Furthermore: falling fingers and occasional foot toe, elevated diastolic value (around 100) in blood pressure, weight gain (10 kg).

  7. Pearl W. Sunseri says:
    2.5 rating

    The only side effect at the beginning of the intake was increased fatigue. After that no more problems. No weight gain with daily 100 mg over approx. 2 years

    Side effects: Fatigue
  8. Daniel D. Rochelle says:
    4.0 rating

    Anafranil for Anxiety disorders; Depression

    Side effects that disappeared after a few days or weeks: nausea, tiredness, drop in blood pressure when getting up, photosensitivity, tachycardia Side effects during the entire period of administration: weight gain (25kg in approx. 6 months at a dose of 100mg), dry mouth (isolated), sweating ( isolated), nightmares / lively dreams (partly pleasant). Unlike all ‘modern’ antidepressants, Anafranil always gave me a sense of security. It’s the only AD that really helped me (I was allowed to try sertraline, duloxetine, fluoxetine and mirtazapine – all flops). Weaning was on the whole problem-free (slight sensations in the case of rotational movements of the eyes).

  9. Tiffany M. Lemelle says:
    3.5 rating

    Strong weight gain of a total of 43 kilograms in the 1st to about 5th year of use, as well as in the first few weeks of severe fatigue and a great need for sleep, dry mouth, urinary retention.