Anafranil

 
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Without a Prescription

Anafranil is prescribed for the treatment of depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic attacks with or without agoraphobia, narcolepsy, chronic pain, and enuresis.
Anafranil is prescribed to treat depression, especially when the patient is experiencing difficulty sleeping.
Anafranil is prescribed to treat phobias (fears), obsessions, and cataplexy, which is collapsing associated with narcolepsy (extreme sleepiness).
Anafranil works by stopping these chemicals from going back into the nerve cells.
The release of these chemicals results in a mood lifting effect.
When depression occurs, there may be a decrease in the amount of the chemicals noradrenaline and serotonin released from nerve cells in the brain.

Contraindications

Anafranil is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- If you are experiencing or have ever experienced difficulty urinating (passing water);
- If you are having electroconvulsive therapy (ECT);
- If you are pregnant trying for a baby or breast-feeding;
- If you are taking other medicines including those available to buy without a prescription herbal or complementary medicines;
- If you are under 18 years of age;
- If you have been told you have low levels of potassium in your blood (hypokalaemia);
- If you have ever had an allergic reaction to this or any other medicine;
- If you have ever suffered from mania (great excitement hallucinations difficulty in concentrating or being still) or psychoses (mental health problems);
- If you have had a recent heart attack or have any other heart problems;
- If you have suffered from constipation for a long time;
- If you suffer from epilepsy phaeochromocytoma (a growth on the adrenal glands) glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye) or porphyria (a blood disorder);
- If you suffer from liver or thyroid problems;
- If you wear contact lenses;

Interactions

Do not take Anafranil with any of the following drugs: Risk of severe hypotension:
- Altretamine; The tricyclic increases the sympathomimetic effect:
- Dobutamine;
- Dopamine;
- Ephedra;
- Ephedrine;
- Epinephrine;
- Fenoterol;
- Isoproterenol;
- Mephentermine;
- Metaraminol;
- Methoxamine;
- Norepinephrine;
- Orciprenaline;
- Phenylephrine;
- Phenylpropanolamine;
- Pirbuterol;
- Procaterol;
- Pseudoephedrine;
- Salbutamol;
- Terbutaline; Possibility of severe adverse effects:
- Tranylcypromine;
- Rasagiline;
- Phenelzine;
- Isocarboxazid; Increases the effect and toxicity of tricyclics:
- Atazanavir;
- Fluoxetine;
- Fluvoxamine;
- Ritonavir; Increased risk of cardiotoxicity and arrhythmias:
- Terfenadine;
- Sparfloxacin;
- Grepafloxacin;
- Cisapride; Increases the effect of tricyclic agent:
- Quinidine;
- Quinidine;
- Cimetidine; The rifamycin decreases the effect of tricyclics:
- Rifampin;
- Rifabutin;

Side Effects

Anafranil side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Blurred vision;
- Changes in sexual function;
- Changes in taste;
- Confusion;
- Constipation;
- Diarrhoea;
- Dizziness or fainting;
- Dizziness;
- Drowsiness;
- Dry mouth;
- Enlarged breasts;
- Especially when getting up from a sitting or lying position;
- Experience jaundice (yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes);
- Feeling or being sick;
- Fever;
- Headache;
- High fever;
- Hot flushes difficulty in passing water;
- Increased appetite;
- Itching;
- Lack of concentration;
- Mood and behaviour changes;
- Muscle weakness;
- Pins and needles;
- Rash;
- Ringing sensation in ears;
- Shakiness;
- Sleep disturbances;
- Sweating;
- Tiredness;
- Unexplained bruising or bleeding;
- Weight changes;

Overdose

Reported Anafranil overdose symptoms are:
- Severe hypotension;
- Convulsions;
- CNS depression including coma;
- Cardiac dysrhythmias;

Chlorpromazine Other Brand Names

Other Brand Names containing Anafranil:
- Anafranil;
- Hydiphen;
Without Prescription (2017)