Compare Prosom vs. Anafranil

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Prosom
(Estazolam)

Anafranil
(Clomipramine)

Coming soon.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
ProsomAnafranil

We haven’t found good data for Prosom side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Prosom »
  • Dry mouth 67%
  • Tremor 52%
  • Dizziness 40%
  • Ejaculation failure 40%
  • Drowsiness 38%
  • Constipation 36%
  • Increased sweating 26%
  • Fatigue 21%
  • Loss of appetite 20%
  • Nausea 19%
More Anafranil side effects »
How it works
ProsomAnafranil
Coming soon.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
ProsomAnafranil
Coming soon.
Antidepressant
Tricyclic antidepressant (TCA)
Prescription only
Available as
ProsomAnafranil
  • Pill
  • Pill
Used for (click to learn more)
ProsomAnafranil
  • Insomnia
Risk factors for serious side effects
ProsomAnafranil
Coming soon.
  • 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
  • Taking other medicines that increase seizure risk
  • Alcoholism
  • Stopping Anafranil (Clomipramine) suddenly
  • Age 65 years or older
  • History of heart disease
  • Older age
  • Electrolyte imbalance
Detailed Anafranil (Clomipramine) risks & warnings »
Pregnancy category
ProsomAnafranil
XFDA pregnancy category (Unsafe)

Research studies with real people or animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. If you’re pregnant, the risks to your unborn baby outweigh the benefits.

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CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

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.

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Alcohol
No specific alcohol-related info.No specific alcohol-related info.
Food
No specific food-related info.
  • Take it with food and/or at bedtime to decrease the potential side effects.
Kidneys and liver
No specific kidneys and liver-related info.No specific kidneys and liver-related info.
Sex
No specific sex-related info.
  • Can cause sexual performance problems in men.
Sleep
No specific sleep-related info.
  • It's more likely to cause side effects like dizziness, drowsiness, weight gain, and constipation compared to other medicines in this class.
  • Can help you sleep.
  • Stopping Anafranil (Clomipramine) suddenly may cause withdrawal symptoms such as nausea, anxiety, agitation, flu-like symptoms, trouble sleeping, and dizziness. Withdrawal symptoms usually occur within 3-5 days of stopping the medication, and go away within 1-2 weeks. Work with your doctor to gradually reduce your dose.
Weight
No specific weight-related info.
  • 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
ProsomAnafranil
Coming soon.
  • 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
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Coming soon.
  • 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
ProsomAnafranil
Coming soon.
  • 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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