It is a tricyclic antidepressant and it works by increasing the inflow of certain chemicals in the brain. It helps elevate the mood of the patient to treat the depression.
Composition of Tofranil:
It is supplied in tablet form for oral administration. The molecular weight is 316.88. It is a white to off-white, odorless crystalline powder. It is soluble in water and alcohol, and soluble in acetone. The inactive ingredients of this medicine are polyethylene glycol, calcium phosphate, cellulose compounds, iron oxides, docusate sodium, povidone, sodium starch glycolate, magnesium stearate, sucrose, and titanium dioxide.
Uses of Tofranil:
This medicine is used to treat depression and also for enuresis in children. This medicine can also improve mood, appetite, sleep and energy level, which in turn help restore your interest in the daily life.
Side- Effects of Tofranil:
All medicines have certain side effects, however the magnitude of it depends from person to person. Some of the common side effects of this medicine are sweating, dizziness, headache, weight loss or gain, impotence, nausea, and sensitivity to sunlight, nightmares, tiredness, pupil dilation, drowsiness, upset stomach, vomiting, dry mouth, excitement and weakness. Consult your doctor and get medical guidance as quickly as possible in such cases. There are certain severe side effects which require immediate medical attention. Side effects such as severe allergic reactions tremor, rash, worsening of depression, unusual bleeding or bruising, trouble sleeping, hives, swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue, changes in sex drive, chest pain, confusion, constipation, fainting, irregular heartbeat, frequent urination, hallucinations, impulsive behavior, muscle spasms, stomach pain, mood changes, increased anxiety, mood swings, agitation, itching, difficulty in breathing, tightness in the chest, irritability, nervousness, ringing in the ears, seizures, severe dizziness, fever, sore throat, suicidal thinking, swelling of the testicles, restlessness, panic attacks, trouble walking, twitching of the face or tongue, uncontrolled movements of arms and legs or stiffness, and yellowing of the skin.
Contraindications of Tofranil:
This medicine is known to interact with different medicines. It is important that you consult the doctor before using this medicine. The doctor will study your medical history, hence it is imperative that you let the doctor know if you are using any non-prescription, prescription medicine, herbal products or any dietary supplements. If you have any allergies to medicines or any type of food or to the inactive ingredients of the medicine itself report it immediately to your doctor. For patients who have an overactive thyroid, heart problems, glaucoma, liver problems, seizures, diabetes, difficulty in urinating or blood disease, it is important to consult the doctor. It may take some time before the effects of the medicine are noticeable. Continue using this medicine for at least 1 to 3 weeks. This medicine can cause drowsiness, hence make sure that you do not drive or use heavy machinery after taking this medicine.
Pregnancy and Tofranil:
This medicine is not known to affect the unborn baby, hence make sure to consult the doctor if you are pregnant. Check for possible risks involved in breastfeeding your baby while using this medicine.
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