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What is Clofranil used for?

Clofranil 25 Tablet 10’s belongs to a class of drugs called ‘antidepressant’ used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, panic and anxiety disorder. OCD is a mental disorder with symptoms such as excessive thoughts or ideas (obsessions), leading to repetitive behaviours (compulsions).

What does clomipramine do to your body?

Clomipramine is used to treat obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). It helps decrease persistent/unwanted thoughts (obsessions), and it helps reduce the urge to perform repeated tasks (compulsions such as hand-washing, counting, checking) that interfere with daily living.

What can you not take with clomipramine?

Drugs that should not be used with clomipramine When used with clomipramine, these drugs can cause dangerous effects in the body. Examples of these drugs include: Monoamine oxidase inhibitors such as selegiline, and drugs such as linezolid, methylene blue, fentanyl, tramadol, lithium, buspirone, and St. John’s wort.

When should I take Clofranil?

Clofranil 25mg Tablet works by increasing the levels of chemical messengers in the brain that stabilizes and enhances the mood. It is better to take it before bedtime because it can make you feel sleepy. It can be taken with or without food, but you should take it at a fixed time each day for better efficacy.

Is clomipramine good for anxiety?

Clomipramine (Anafranil) Helps control obsessive-compulsive disorder by reducing the duration and intensity of these symptoms and the corresponding anxiety.

How does clomipramine work on the brain?

Clomipramine works by affecting the activity of brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) called serotonin and norepinephrine. Clomipramine enhances the action of these chemicals in parts of the brain that control concentration, motivation and mood.

Does Clofranil make you sleepy?

It may take 4 to 6 weeks for Clofranil 25mg Tablet to start working. Keep taking it as prescribed. It may cause sleepiness. Take it at bedtime and do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.