Clomipramine is used as a main active ingredient in medicines that treat obsessive-compulsive disorder. This active component is a tricyclic antidepressant that reduces the reuptake of norepinephrine and serotonin in the central nervous system, through enhancing the effects of neurotransmitters. It also binds to alpha-adrenergic, histaminergic, and cholinergic receptors which are responsible for various side effects of the component.
Class of Drugs – Tricyclic antidepressants
Molecular Formula – C19H23ClN2
Molecular Weight – 314.9 g/mol
Working: This component is used as an active ingredient in various medicines to treat OCD. The active restore the balance of certain natural substances like serotonin, among others in the brain.
Uses: This medication is a tricyclic antidepressant, which is used in the therapy of obsessive-compulsive disorder. It can cause mild and transient serum enzyme elevations and is rare cause of clinically apparent acute liver injury. This pill can also treat depression, panic attacks, and ongoing pain. It is mainly indicated to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder. It decreases persistent/unwanted thoughts, and reduces the urge to perform repeated tasks that interfere with daily living.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This active component Clomipramine is used in popular brands. The brand medicine is offered in dosages as mentioned below:
- Thorazine: 25 mg, 50 mg, and 100 mg
- Ormazine: 25 mg, 50 mg, and 100 mg
Take this medication at bedtime to avoid daytime drowsiness. Grapefruit and grapefruit juice are contraindicated while taking medications composed with this active component.