Anafranil is made up of a tricyclic antidepressant called clomipramine. It is available as its brand name Anafranil as well as its generic version, clomipramine. Both are just as effective; however clomipramine may have a different appearance and is cheaper in price. We carry Anafranil in 10mg and 25mg and carry clomipramine in 25mg.
Anafranil is used to treat symptoms in people with OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder). OCD causes a person to have consistent unwanted thoughts (obsession) or urges (compulsions) repeated over and over again. Clomipramine helps decrease obsessions and reduces compulsions by enhancing and restoring norepinephrine and serotonin (the chemical neurotransmitters in the brain which nerves use to communicate with each other). They do this by blocking their reuptake (absorption) and prolonging their activity.
The most common side effects include:upset stomach, dry mouth, constipation, nausea, heartburn, anorexia, tremor, dizziness, tiredness, nervousness, sexual dysfunction, weight gain, low blood pressure, sweating, respiratory problems, and visual changes.
Less common but serious side effects include:hypersensitivity type reactions, suicidal ideation, serotonin syndrome, and others.
What is Anafranil?
Anafranil is a prescription medication that is available as an oral capsule. Each capsule contains 10 or 25 mg of clomipramine, a tricyclic antidepressant. You can purchase the brand or the generic alternative at My Drug Center. You will require a valid prescription to order.
What is Anafranil used for?
Anafranil is used for the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD); a mental illness which repeatedly causes unwanted obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions often include fear; such as the fear of contamination (germs), harming of oneself or others, or making a mistake; excessive doubt; and the need for symmetry or exactness. Compulsions are often actions resulting from the obsessions; this may include repeatedly washing your hands, double-checking appliances, or arranging and re-organizing. Using Anafranil may help reduce these unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and urges (compulsions).
Anafranil how long to work?
You may begin to notice some of your symptoms improving within the first week of treatment; though it could take up to 6 weeks before you feel significant improvement. You may need to take this medication for several months to ensure the benefits will last once treatment ends. The exact amount of time it will take to become effective will vary between each individual.