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Clofranil 50mg Tablet

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Clofranil 50 MG Description

Clofranil 50mg is a medication that belongs to the antidepressants class of medications. It contains the active substance Clomipramine. It is used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), muscul

ar weakness associated with repeat attacks of sleepiness (narcolepsy). It can manage depression in patients who are unresponsive to other medicines. It also soothes the brain by reducing nerve cell activity that is excessive or abnormal. This medicine should not be taken without the consultation of a doctor. Take the medication at the same time of the day with or without food. Even if you feel better, do not stop taking it until your doctor recommends you. Sudden stoppage can lead to serious health issues.


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ContainsClomipramine(50.0 Mg)
UsesObsessive-compulsive disorder, Depression, Panic disorder, Chronic pain
Side effectsDryness in the mouth Constipation Ejaculation disorder Difficulty in urination Dizziness Fatigue Weight gain Drowsiness
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Uses of Clofranil 50 MG

  • The main uses of the medicine include obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, panic disorder.

Contraindications of Clofranil 50 MG

If you are allergic to Clofranil tablets or their active ingredient If you are pregnant or breastfeeding If you have kidney diseases If you have liver diseases If you have respiratory disorders ...
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Side effects of Clofranil 50 MG

  • Dryness in mouth
  • Constipation
  • Ejaculation disorder
  • Difficulty in urination
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Increased appetite
  • Indigestion
  • Loss of appetite
  • Sweating
  • Tremor
  • Weight gain
  • Drowsiness

Precautions and Warnings of Clofranil 50 MG



Can I take a Clofranil 50mg tablet during pregnancy?
Clofranil 50mg tablet is a category C medicine, which has potential side effects on the foetus and can be unsafe to use during pregnancy. There is a limited amount of information from the use of Clofranil 50mg tablets in pregnant women. Seek advice from your doctor.

Breast Feeding

Can I take a Clofranil 50mg tablet while breastfeeding?
Clofranil 50mg tablets are not safe to take while breastfeeding, as they pass through the mother's milk in a significant amount, which can affect the baby. Breastfed babies should be closely monitored for any respiratory distress or tremors.


Can I drive if I have taken a Clofranil 50mg tablet?
No, You should not drive while using Clofranil 50mg tablets as it decreases alertness. Clofranil 50mg tablets cause drowsiness, dizziness, difficulty concentrating, and fatigue. So, one should not perform activities that require mental alertness and physical strength, such as driving


Can I consume alcohol with the Clofranil 50mg tablet?
No, the patient should not consume alcohol with Clofranil 50mg tablets as it intensifies the effect of drowsiness, dizziness, difficulty in concentration, fatigue.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have to start other medications.
  • You notice allergic reactions.
  • Your condition does not improve or worsen after taking the medication.

Mode of Action of Clofranil 50 MG

How Does It Work?

Clofranil 50mg is an antidepressant medication (medicine that is used to treat depression). It acts by reducing the reuptake of norepinephrine and serotonin, chemicals present in the brain responsible...
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Directions for Use of Clofranil 50 MG

  • You should take Clofranil 50mg tablets in the same dose and duration prescribed by the doctor.
  • It should be swallowed as a whole with water.
  • It should not be chewed or crushed. Do not break the tablet.
  • You should take Clofranil 50mg tablets with food.
  • You should take it at a fixed time daily.
  • Do not stop or change the dose of the medicine without consulting the doctor.

Interactions of Clofranil 50 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • You should consult your doctor if you are taking the following medicines with Clofranil 50mg tablets:
  • Anticholinergic- When Clofranil 50mg tablets are given in combination with anticholinergics like dicylomine, hyperexcitation states or delirium (serious disturbance in mental abilities) may occur, as ...
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  • Diuretics like furosemide -When Clofranil 50mg tablets are given in combination with diuretics they may lead to hypokalemia.
  • Clofranil 50mg tablets may increase the cardiovascular effects of noradrenaline or adrenaline, amphetamine, as well as nasal drops and local anaesthetics (e.g., isoprenaline, ephedrine, phenylephrine)...
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  • Neuroleptic agents(e.g: phenothiazines and butyrophenones) - When Clofranil 50mg tablets are given in combination with Neuroleptic agents it results in increased plasma concentrations Clofranil of a l...
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  • seizure threshold.
  • Thioridazine- When Clofranil 50mg tablets are given in combination with thioridazine they may cause cardiac arrhythmias (an irregular heartbeat).
  • Estrogens- When Clofranil 50mg tablets are given in combination with estrogens, the dose of Clofranil 50mg tablets should be decreased as steroid hormones inhibit the metabolism of clomipramine.

Interactions with food items

  • Avoid grapefruit, grapefruit juice as they may interact with Clofranil 50mg tablets and increase the levels of Clofranil in the body leading to more adverse effects.

Storage and disposal of Clofranil 50 MG

Store Clofranil 50mg tablets at room temperature, away from direct heat and light in an airtight container. Do not freeze it and keep them away from pets and children. The medications should be elim...
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Dosage of Clofranil 50 MG


Don't take a Clofranil 50mg tablet more than the prescribed dose. Overdosing will not improve the symptoms. Instead, it will lead to toxicity in the body. It can lead to severe side effects. In ca...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed the dose of Clofranil 50mg tablets, take it as soon as you remember it. If it is close to the time of the next dose, then let it be. Take the next scheduled dose. Do not take two ...
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Content Details


DR. Pallavi Kaushik

BDS & Masters in Clinical Research


Dr. Vijay Y

MBBS, MD in Clinical Pharmacology

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Can Clofranil 50mg tablets cause sexual dysfunction?

A: Yes, Clofranil 50mg Tablet can cause impotence. Both men and women may experience decreased sexual desire. They may have the inability to have an orgasm. In males, difficulty maintaining an erection (impotence) or painful ejaculation is seen. Consult your doctor immediately if you face any such problems while taking Clofranil 50mg Tablet.

Q: Can Clofranil 50mg tablets cause weight gain?

A: Yes, Clofranil 50mg Tablet can cause weight gain as the appetite is increased due to this medicine. In case of severe changes in the body, consult the doctor.

Q: Can Clofranil 50mg tablets cause self-harming thoughts?

A: Yes, Clofranil 50mg tablets can cause self-harming thoughts, especially in adult patients (less than 25 years). Consult your doctor immediately if you face self-harming thoughts while taking Clofranil 50mg Tablet.
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