Anafranil Side Effects


Anafranil is the name under which the drug clomipramine is marketed. This is a tricyclic antidepressant prescribed to patients who are diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

In this entry we'll look at the side effects associated with Anafranil, both those considered serious and those considered less serious. Generally the most serious and acute side effect of a drug is an allergic reaction, which might include hives, breathing problems, or swelling of the face, throat, tongue, or lips. This is a medical emergency and requires immediate assistance.

Serious Side Effects of Anafranil

The more serious side effects associated with Anafranil are listed below. Patients are encouraged to contact their doctor immediately if they experience any of the listed symptoms.

  • Chest pain, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder
  • Nausea, sweating, general ill feeling
  • Numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body
  • Sudden headache or confusion
  • Problems with vision, speech, or balance
  • Fainting, feeling of light-headedness
  • Fever, confusion, muscle stiffness, sweating, fast or uneven heartbeats
  • Easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness
  • Frequent urination

Less Serious Side Effects of Anafranil

Less serious side effects of Anafranil are listed below. Again, patients are encouraged to contact their doctor immediately if they experience any of the listed symptoms.

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Stomach ache, loss of appetite, constipation or diarrhea
  • Dry-mouth, unpleasant taste
  • Increased appetite or weight changes
  • Anxiety, restlessness, dizziness, fatigue
  • Blurred vision, trouble concentrating
  • Insomnia
  • Problems with vision
  • Increased sweating

Anafranil's Sexual Side Effects

There are notable sexual side effects associated with Anafranil. Those side effects are discussed in the article Anafranil's Sexual Side Effects.

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