Compare Dalmane vs. Anafranil

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Dalmane
(flurazepam)

Anafranil
(clomipramine)

Helps you fall asleep. Dalmane (flurazepam) helps you fall asleep, but its effect can carry over to the next day and be addictive.Helps with your actions. Anafranil (Clomipramine) is helpful in treating OCD, but it can have a lot of side effects.
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Side effects
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The Dalmane FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.

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  • 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
DalmaneAnafranil
Dalmane (flurazepam) is a benzodiazepine. It activates the part of your brain for resting and digesting.Anafranil (Clomipramine) is a tricyclic antidepressant (TCA). It treats obsessive-compulsive disorder by affecting the levels of serotonin and norepinephrine in your brain.
Type of medication
DalmaneAnafranil
Prescription onlyPrescription only
Available as
DalmaneAnafranil
  • Capsule
  • Pill
Used for
DalmaneAnafranil
Risk factors for serious side effects
DalmaneAnafranil
  • Alcohol
  • Taking narcotics, tranquilizers or antihistamines
  • Women
  • Over age 65
Detailed Dalmane (flurazepam) risks & warnings »
  • 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 »
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.

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.

Alcohol
DalmaneAnafranil
  • Can be dangerous if combined with alcohol or narcotics.
No alcohol related info.
Food
DalmaneAnafranil
No food related info.
  • Take it with food and/or at bedtime to decrease the potential side effects.
Sleep
DalmaneAnafranil
  • People taking Dalmane (flurazepam) for sleep have reported having difficulty concentrating the next day, and have problems driving or operating machinery. Talk to your doctor if this is a problem.
  • Can make you feel sleepy and unable to concentrate the next day. This hangover effect is especially worse for women and elderly.
  • 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.
Upsides and benefits
DalmaneAnafranil
  • Dalmane (flurazepam) works 15-30 minutes after taking it.
  • Dalmane (flurazepam) is available in generic.
  • 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.
Downsides and risks
DalmaneAnafranil
  • Can make you feel sleepy and unable to concentrate the next day. This hangover effect is especially worse for women and elderly.
  • Should only be used short-term because it can be addicting.
  • Can cause sleep-walking or other sleep-related activities that you may not remember doing the next day.
  • 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.
Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
DalmaneAnafranil
  • Can be dangerous if combined with alcohol or narcotics.
  • Effect lasts long and may carry into the next morning. Take Dalmane (flurazepam) only if you expect to be in bed for full 7-8 hours.
  • Can cause rebound insomnia if you stop taking it, especially if you've been on it for a while.
  • Can cause sleep walking or doing other behaviors while asleep. Talk to your doctor right away if this happens.
  • 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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