Imipramine Side Effects (AKA: Tofranil Side Effects) and the important things you should know.

With almost all drugs, there are some common side effects that you should know about. You may feel nauseated, drowsy, tired or fatigued, anxious, dried mouth, have photosensitivity, be constipated, have difficulty in voiding, have increased urine frequency, experience blurring of vision, have a lowered/decreased in libido (sex drive), and you may experience diaphoresis (excessive sweating).

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However, there are some Imipramine side effects in children and adults that could be very dangerous. Therefore, it is critical that you tell your physician if you experience any of these symptoms while taking Imipramine:

These adverse side effects of Imipramine include: spastic muscles (very tight muscles) of the face, neck, jaw, and back; slurred speech, shuffling gait, severe tremors, dysphagia (difficulty of swallowing), dyspnea (difficulty of breathing), signs of infection like fever, sore throat, body aches; appearance of skin rashes and heart rate irregularities.

When you experience these adverse side effects, your physician should report your complaints to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program. You can also visit their website http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch or contact them by phone by dialling 1-800-332-1088.
If you experience other side effects not listed above, contact your physician as soon as possible.

Keep your medication in a Safe Place.

All medications should be kept away from children’s reach. Imipramine should be kept inside the container it came with, sealed tightly, stored at room temperature (preferably not inside the bathroom due to humidity). Immediately discard expired or unused medications. Remember to ask your pharmacist about the proper way to dispose of imipramine.
What if there’s over dosage or accidental ingestion?

It is best to call the local poison control center (depends on the country) right away. In the USA you can dial 1-800-222-1222 as soon as possible if the patient is still conscious. In case the patient is unconscious, has no heart beat, or is not breathing, call 911 immediately.
Do I need to modify my diet?

Unless otherwise advised by the physician, you can maintain your regular diet.

What if I missed a dose?

Do not panic. Simply take your recommended dosage as soon as you can. But, if your scheduled time for your next dose is very near, simply skip your last scheduled dose and take your dose on your next scheduled time.

Other Important Things to Remember

* Keep regular check-ups with your doctor.
* Inform your physician or pharmacist if you need a refill.
* Keep all records of prescribed and OTC’s or over the counter medications, supplements, and other drugs you took at the same time while taking imipramine (also known as Janimine, Tofranil, Tofranil PM.)

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