CLOFRANIL SR Tablet 10's

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Drug Information for CLOFRANIL SR Tablet 10's

What is CLOFRANIL SR Tablet used for?

CLOFRANIL SR Tablet is used to treat depression, panic attacks, and obsessive-compulsive disorder characterized by repetitive behaviors and recurrent thoughts. It is a tricyclic antidepressant that works by affecting chemicals in the brain. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

How to take CLOFRANIL SR Tablet?

The dosage of CLOFRANIL SR Tablet prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

Take CLOFRANIL SR Tablet with food to prevent stomach upset.

If your physician has instructed or directed you to take CLOFRANIL SR Tablet medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of CLOFRANIL SR Tablet, seek medical attention immediately. Some of the overdose symptoms of this drug are extreme drowsiness, fast or uneven heart rate, vomiting, blurred vision, muscle stiffness, shortness of breath, and fainting.

What are the drugs that interact with CLOFRANIL SR Tablet?

  • Cimetidine
  • Codeine
  • Digoxin
  • Flecainide
  • Fluoxetine
  • Fluvoxamine
  • Furazolidone
  • Linezolid
  • Methylphenidate
  • Phenelzine
  • Phenobarbital
  • Phenytoin
  • Propafenone
  • Quinidine
  • Selegiline
  • St John's wort
  • Tranylcypromine

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with CLOFRANIL SR Tablet.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of CLOFRANIL SR Tablet, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

CLOFRANIL SR Tablet can interact with MAO inhibitors, high blood pressure drugs, narcotic pain medications, antipsychotic drugs, thyroid medications, barbiturates, and tranquilizers.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of CLOFRANIL SR Tablet?

Like other medicines, CLOFRANIL SR Tablet can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of CLOFRANIL SR Tablet are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of CLOFRANIL SR Tablet cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of CLOFRANIL SR Tablet develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

CLOFRANIL SR Tablet can cause side effects such as:

  • Dizziness
  • Constipation
  • Dry mouth
  • Indigestion
  • Nausea
  • Tremor

Some of the serious side effects of this drug are:

  • Chest pain
  • A sudden headache
  • Urinating more than usual
  • Vision problems

This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking CLOFRANIL SR Tablet.

What should you tell your doctor before taking CLOFRANIL SR Tablet?

Before using CLOFRANIL SR Tablet, inform your doctor if you have narrow-angle glaucoma, kidney problems, and a history of brain damage and seizure. While taking this medicine, avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking CLOFRANIL SR Tablet?

Is it possible for me to take CLOFRANIL SR Tablet with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take CLOFRANIL SR Tablet?
What are the possible drug interactions of CLOFRANIL SR Tablet?
How will CLOFRANIL SR Tablet work in my body?
How should CLOFRANIL SR Tablet be taken?
How to reduce the risk of CLOFRANIL SR Tablet drug interactions and side effects?


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