Compare Anafranil vs. Vivactil

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Anafranil
(clomipramine)

Vivactil
(protriptyline)

Helps with your actions. Anafranil (Clomipramine) is helpful in treating OCD, but it can have a lot of side effects.Coming soon.
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Best available price for 60 (50mg) capsules of clomipramine
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Best available price for 60 (5mg) tablets of protriptyline
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Reviews for Anafranil (clomipramine)
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of people (All ages) say Anafranil (clomipramine) is worth it
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say it works well
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say it's a big hassle
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Reviews for Vivactil (protriptyline)
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+8% better vs. Anafranil (clomipramine)
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+25% better vs. Anafranil (clomipramine)
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+8% better vs. Anafranil (clomipramine)
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Side effects
AnafranilVivactil
  • Dry mouth 67%
  • Tremor 52%
  • Dizziness 40%
  • Drowsiness 38%
  • Headache 11%
  • Constipation 36%
  • Ejaculation failure 40%
  • Fatigue 21%
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How it works
AnafranilVivactil
Anafranil (Clomipramine) is a tricyclic antidepressant (TCA). It treats obsessive-compulsive disorder by affecting the levels of serotonin and norepinephrine in your brain.Coming soon.
Type of medication
AnafranilVivactil
Prescription only
Available as
AnafranilVivactil
  • Pill
  • Pill
Used for
AnafranilVivactil
  • Depression
Risk factors for serious side effects
AnafranilVivactil
  • Age 24 years or younger
  • Taking with alcohol
  • Taking other medicines that make you less alert
  • Using other medications that affect serotonin
  • History of seizure
Detailed Anafranil (clomipramine) risks & warnings »
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    Pregnancy

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    The FDA hasn’t classified this medicine’s effects on unborn babies. Talk with your doctor about this medicine if you’re pregnant or planning on it.

    Food
    AnafranilVivactil
    • Take it with food and/or at bedtime to decrease the potential side effects.
    No food related info.
    Sleep
    AnafranilVivactil
    • Can help you sleep.
    • It's more likely to cause side effects like dizziness, drowsiness, weight gain, and constipation compared to other medicines in this class.
    No sleep related info.
    Upsides and benefits
    AnafranilVivactil
    • Works well to decrease the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
    • Helps some people see improvements in their mood.
    • Can help you sleep.
    • Lower risk of causing heart problems compared to other medicine in this class.
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    Downsides and risks
    AnafranilVivactil
    • It's more likely to cause side effects like dizziness, drowsiness, weight gain, and constipation compared to other medicines in this class.
    • Can cause sexual performance problems in men.
    • Increases the risk of falls, especially when used in the elderly.
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    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    AnafranilVivactil
    • Needs to be taken every day for 2 to 3 weeks to see the full effect of the medication.
    • It's important to keep taking Anafranil (Clomipramine) even when you feel your symptoms are getting better.
    • Take it with food and/or at bedtime to decrease the potential side effects.
    • Tell your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or unusual thoughts.
    • If you decide to stop taking Anafranil (Clomipramine), work with your doctor to slowly get off this medicine to avoid getting withdrawal symptoms.
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