What is the use of Clofranil Tablet?

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).

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.

Does clomipramine cause weight loss?

Long-term treatment with clomipramine (CMI), a tricyclic antidepressant, induces food craving and body weight gain in patients.

How does clomipramine make you feel?

Clomipramine can make you feel sleepy so your doctor may advise you to take a small dose when you first start taking it, and then to increase your dose gradually as your body gets used to it. It is usual to take clomipramine once a day at bedtime, although it can also be taken in smaller doses two or three times a day.

Is clomipramine used for sleep?

Abstract. Clomipramine is known to suppress REM sleep, and this property may be of value in treating certain features of narcolepsy. In a case reported here, clomipramine produced relief of cataplexy, sleep paralysis and hallucinations with considerable subjective improvement.

What is the meaning of obsessive compulsive disorder?

Obsessive–compulsive disorderObsessive–compulsive disorder / Full name

Does clomipramine increase appetite?

Clomipramine was significantly associated with increased hunger, appetite and energy intake. It tended, though, to be associated with a reduced rate of weight gain, possibly because activity was increased.

Do you gain weight on clomipramine?

Clomipramine had the greatest percentile of patients who gained >7% of body weight, while fluoxetine and sertraline had the lowest. Women were more likely to gain weight than men.

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.

What does clomipramine do to 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.