Anafranil (Clomipramine) is a medication used to treat obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). This drug helps decrease persistent thoughts or obsessions. It can also take away the urge for compulsive behaviors that interfere with daily living, like hand-washing, counting, and checking.
Anafranil belongs to a class of drugs known as tricyclic antidepressants. Tricyclic antidepressants restore the balance of important chemicals in the brain like serotonin.
Always read the medication information and instructions before using this medication.
Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Make sure to tell your doctor:
Common side effects of Anafranil:
Call your doctor at once if you have:
Can pregnant women take this drug?
If you are pregnant, you and your doctor will discuss the risks and benefits of using this medication during pregnancy. This drug also passes into breast milk and may have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your doctor.