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Clomipramine 50mg Capsules 28's

Clomipramine belongs to a group of medicines called tricyclic antidepressants. Clomipramine is believed to work by increasing the levels of two naturally occurring chemicals within the brain, noradrenaline and 5-hydroxytryptamine (also called serotonin). Clomipramine is used to treat depression (especially if you also need to be sedated), obsessions and phobias (irrational fears). It is also used along with other medications to treat cataplexy. Cataplexy is a disorder which causes muscle weakness and symptoms such as sagging jaw, drooping head and weakness at the knees. Attacks of cataplexy are triggered by strong emotions. Cataplexy often affects people who have narcolepsy (a sleep disorder).
How to use
•For depressiona starting dose of 10 mg which can be increased to find a dose that works for you. This is normally 30 - 150 mg daily or up to a maximum of 250 mg daily for severe conditions. •For obsessions and phobias a starting dose of 25 mg which can be increased to100-150 mg daily. •For cataplexy a starting dose of 10 mg which can be increased to a maximum of 75 mg daily. Elderly patients often need a lower dose because they are more likely to experience side effects. The maximum dose for elderly patients is 75 mg daily. Your doctor will tell you about this.
Do NOT take Clomipramine if you :-are allergic to clomipramine or any of the other ingredients of this medicine. -have ever had a rash or other allergic reaction to any other antidepressants. -have had a heart attack within the last 3 months. -have problems with your heart beat-have any serious liver disease. -have a mental health condition called mania. -have glaucoma (increased eye pressure). -have difficulty in passing urine.