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Anafranil (Clomipramine) - Reviews, Ratings, Comments by Patients

 
 



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Below are Anafranil (Clomipramine) reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 3 ratings/reviews, Anafranil has an overall score of 7.33. The effectiveness score is 9.33 and the side effect score is 6.67. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.
 

Anafranil review by 32 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Excessive fears
Dosage & duration:   50mg taken once a day for the period of 2 years
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   First 6 weeks combined with oxazepam, later Seroxat
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I could function normally again, after 6 weeks sick leave, I had a kind of a Burn-out.
Side effects:   In the first 2-3 month very dry mouth and heavy perspiration. These side effects disappeared after about 3 month.
Comments:   Started with anafranil 50mg once a day combined with oxazepam 10mg three times a day. Anafranil could make the fears worse the first to weeks they told me therefore I had to use oxazepam for 6 weeks. The first four weeks oxazepam 3 times a day 10mg, after that for 2 weeks I used oxazepam 10mg once a day. I have a medical profession and I knew the risks of oxazepam and wanted to stop with it as soon as possible. The first period I had a lot of side effects, dry mouth, have perspiration but it normalised after about 3 month. The first 3 months fear changed in almost fearless but this also normalised after 3 months. The rest of the time I used anafranil I had no side effects. I felt fine, however after 1 year I had to change physician because I moved. The new physician described Seroxat as he thought there was not only a fear issue but also a mild depression. I used Seroxat 20mg once a day for several weeks but did not feel oké. I felt almost without any emotion. Not happy, not sad, nothing. I did not like that at all, I felt worse!! I went back to my physician and we came to a compromise. Once a day 10mg seroxat and once a day Anafranil 25mg. I used this combination for 6 months and I felt good. After 6 month I stopped the Seroxat and used the anafranil 25mg once a day for another 6 months. I had also psychotherapy as well during these last 6 months. After that I felt oké and stopped without any problems. I feel great now.

 

Anafranil review by 25 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   OCD
Dosage & duration:   250 mg taken daily for the period of 5 years
Other conditions:   Depression
Other drugs taken:   Various.
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Over time, this drug caused a massive reduction in my OCD hand washing rituals. I also no longer had to avoid public places for fear of germs. Furthermore, clomipramine caused an immediate decrease in day to day anxiety and worry.
Side effects:   Inability to reach orgasm or ejaculate. Dry mouth.
Comments:   I suffered severe depression and OCD. Clomipramine was not the first drug tried, but it was the only SSRI to work for me. However, any benefits to SSRI drugs are countered by the havoc they play on your sex life.

 

Anafranil review by 28 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   OCD
Dosage & duration:   50 mg taken once a day for the period of 2 months
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   decreased anxiety
Side effects:   constipation and dry mouth
Comments:   I have been taking the medication for about 2 months and my anxiety from my obsessions has decreased significantly. I no longer get "fixated" on thoughts and able to perform better at my job. I plan to stay on this drug as long as my therapists recommends.
 


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