What is Clofranil?

Clofranil Tablet is a medicine that is used for the treatment of Muscular Weakness Related To Repeat Attacks Of Extreme Sleepiness, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Mood Disorder and other conditions.

Clofranil Tablet contains Clomipramine as an active ingredient.

Clofranil Tablet works by restoring the chemical balance in the brain.

Detailed information related to Clofranil Tablet’s uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

Clofranil Tablet Uses

Clofranil Tablet is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:

  • Muscular Weakness Related To Repeat Attacks Of Extreme Sleepiness
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Mood Disorder

Clofranil Tablet Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

Clofranil Tablet improves the patient’s condition by performing the following functions:

  • Restoring the balance of serotonin in the brain.

Clofranil Tablet – Composition and Active Ingredients

Clofranil Tablet is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)

  • Clomipramine Hydrochloride (25Mg)

Clofranil Tablet – Side-effects

The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Clofranil Tablet. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.

  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry Mouth
  • Constipation
  • Stomach Upset
  • Nausea

Clofranil Tablet – Precautions & How to Use

Before using this drug, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.

  • Do not drive or operate machinery
  • Get up slowly from sitting or lying position
  • Pregnant, planning to get pregnant or breastfeeding

Clofranil Tablet – Drug Interactions

If you take other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Clofranil Tablet may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Clofranil Tablet may interact with the following drugs and products:

  • Aspirin
  • Atropine
  • Cisapride
  • Clonidine
  • Digoxin
  • Ibuprofen

Clofranil Tablet – Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to Clofranil Tablet is a contraindication. In addition, Clofranil Tablet should not be taken if you have the following conditions:

  • Hypersensitivity

Clofranil Tablet – Frequently asked Questions

Is Clofranil Tablet safe to consume or apply when pregnant?

Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.

Is Clofranil Tablet safe while breastfeeding?

Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when eating Clofranil Tablet medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if eating the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Clofranil Tablet. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.

Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?

Most medicines don’t come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government’s categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body’s dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.

Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?

Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

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