Imipramine belongs to a class of medications known as Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs). It is used to treat symptoms of depression (low mood) such as:
This medication may also be used for other conditions. Check with your healthcare professional if you are unsure why you are given this medication.
Most of the side effects listed here will improve with time. Speak with your doctor if they continue, get worse or are affecting your daily life.
Very rarely (affect less than 1% of patients) this medication may cause:
The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.
Inform your healthcare professional if:
Your skin may become more sensitive to sunlight after starting this medication. Avoid strong sunlight and use sunblock to protect your skin.
Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medication as it may make you feel very drowsy. This medication may interact with other medications. If you intend to take any over the counter medication, supplements, herbal remedy or traditional Chinese medicine, consult your doctor or healthcare professional first to confirm that it is safe to take with Imipramine.
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is more than half of the time to the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next dose at your usual timing. Do not take two doses to make up for the missed dose.
Pack this medication into a black trash bag and seal it tightly before throwing into the rubbish chute or bin.
Click here for more information on the use of Imipramine Hydrochloride as Antimuscarinic.
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