What are the main Imipramine Effects and Uses?

The following article contains important things to know about imipramine.

Imipramine Uses – Why is imipramine given?

This medication can be given in a tablet or capsule form and is used to manage depression. The tablet form is also given to children for prevention of nocturia (bedwetting). The drug classification of imipramine belongs to tricylcic antidepressants or TCA. Imipramine increases certain chemical substances used by the brain in order to promote mental homeostasis (balance). Impramine has also shown some success in preventing nocturia in children, but it has not yet been totally proven. It’s alternative brand names are Janimine, Tofranil, Tofranil PM.

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Imipramine Effects – Is it safe and effective?

Clinical analysis indicate that a small number of children and youngsters less than 24 years of age turned out to be suicidal (thoughtful of ending one’s life or planning or attempting to do so) after taking antidepressants like imipramine.

Children and youngsters who use antidepressants to cure depression or other mental disorders are likely to be more suicidal compared to those children and youngsters who did not take these medications as cure for health-related conditions. Nevertheless, experts are uncertain of how immense the risk is and the amount to be considered for an antidepressant to be recommended to a child or a youngster. In some cases, doctors may still  recommend imipramine as a medication to cure a child’s condition although it should not be normally taken by children under 18 years old. Imipramine is often prescribed to prohibit bedwetting.

You should be aware that upon taking imipramine or any other antidepressant, your mental health may alter in unanticipated ways (even if you are over 24 years old). There is a possibility that you could become suicidal at the initial stage of the treatment and whenever your dose is either raised or lowered. Your doctor should be notified  immediately by you, a family member, or your caretaker if any of the following symptoms or behavior occurs: unusual or aggravated depression; thoughtful about endangering or ending one’s life, or planning or attempting to do so; extreme apprehension; churning; anxiety attacks; problems falling asleep or staying asleep; disruptive behaviors; easily irritated; mindless and irrational; severe discontentment; and emotional disturbance.

During the time you are taking imipramine, your healthcare provider should see you more frequently particularly during the initial dosage of the medication. Make it a habit to list down any of your unusual behavior or symptoms experienced during your scheduled visits with your doctor.

When you begin the medication with imipramine, you will be provided by the doctor or pharmacist with the manufacturer’s patient information sheet (Medication Guide). The information should be carefully reviewed and you should ask your doctor or pharmacist any questions you may have. The Medication Guide can also be acquired from the FDA website: http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/InformationbyDrugClass/UCM096273.

Prior to taking antidepressants, a discussion regarding the risks and benefits of undergoing such treatment for your condition should happen amongst you, your parent, your caregiver and your doctor. On the contrary, you should also discuss the risks and benefits of not using medication for your condition.

You should be aware that suffering from depression or another mental disorders highly increases the risk of being suicidal. Higher risks are attributed to family histories of bipolar disorders (mood disorders characterized by severe depression or severe mania) or with suicidal tendencies (thinking about suicide and suicidal attempts). Have discussions with your physician regarding signs and symptoms you experience, family or personal medical  history, and other related health issues that may be useful for your doctor in diagnosing medication and treatments. By doing this, you and your physician can decide on the right type of treatment for your individual case.

Tip:

Bedwetting alarms are a safe and natural way to cure bed-wetting without the harmful side effects of Imipramine.

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