Imipramine is an anti-depressant drug that comes in a tablet or capsule form to be taken orally. The medicine is used to treat depression and bedwetting in children. It is among the class of medicines called tricyclic antidepressants, and works by increasing a certain natural substance in the brain needed for normal brain functioning. They may be taken once or twice a day depending on the severity of the condition, with or without food. Please take this just as directed by your doctor to prevent the occurrence of any severe side effects.
Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water once or twice a day.
Take this medicine with or without food.
Adults take this medicine once before bedtime, while children can take it in mid-afternoon and at bedtime.
Swallow it as a whole, do not crush or chew the medicine.
Take it at the same time every day to help you remember.
Or use it exactly as instructed by your doctor.
Take this medicine exactly as instructed by your doctor.
Drink enough fluids to prevent dehydration.
Do not share this medicine with anyone.
Do not use more than the recommended dose.
Do not skip or alter the dose.
Do not discontinue this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Inform your doctor immediately if you experience any serious side effects.
Bedwetting in children
Certain panic disorders
Some patients taking this medicine might experience nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, colitis (inflammation of colon), blood dyscrasias (blood disorders), or CNS disturbances (disturbance in nervous system). Please consult your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.
Use this medicine only if the benefits outweigh the risks. Please consult your doctor for more information.
Please consult your doctor before using this medicine if you are breastfeeding.
This medicine may cause dizziness during driving. Therefore, please avoid driving immediately after taking this medicine.
Liver patients should use this medicine with caution. Dose adjustment might be required. Consult your doctor for more information.
Kidney patients should use this medicine with caution. Dose adjustment might be required. Consult your doctor for more information.
Avoid alcohol consumption when using this medicine. It may increase the severity of side effects.
Before using this medicine, inform your doctor about your complete medical history, especially about heart disease, kidney diseases, and diabetes.
Do not discontinue this medicine without informing your doctor.
Inform your doctor about all your current medicines and significant past medical history.
Inform your doctor if you are undergoing any surgery.
Tell your doctor if you get pregnant while taking this medicine.
Please have an eye examination before starting this medicine.
Do not use this medicine if you’re allergic to any of its constituents.
Avoid use if you are a heart patient.
Is this medicine safe for children?
This medicine is safe for children, and often prescribed for cases of bedwetting.
How long will it take to work?
Imipemide may take 4 to6 weeks till you see its full benefits. Please take this just as prescribed by your doctor for the full benefits.
What to do if I miss a dose?
If you have missed a dose, please take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for the next dose, skip the missed one and continue the dosage normally. Please do not double-dose.
What special dietary instructions should I follow while taking this medicine?
Unless your doctor tells you, there are no special dietary instructions while taking this medicine.
What are the common side effects of this medicine?
The common side effects include:
• Dry mouth
• Sensitive skin
• Frequent urination
• Altered sexual drive
• Weight and appetite changes
Dawaai's intention is to make sure that it's consumers get information that is accurate, reviewed by an expert and error-free. However, the information mentioned here should not be used as a replacement for the advice of a qualified physician. The information given here is for informational purposes only, which may not cover all possible precautions, side effects, contraindications or drug interactions. Consult your doctor and discuss your queries related to any medicine or disease.
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