When to Avoid Anafranil

Who Should Not Take Anafranil?

You should not take Anafranil if you:
 
  • Are allergic to Anafranil, clomipramine hydrochloride, or any inactive component used to make Anafranil. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients used to make Anafranil.
     
  • Have recently had a heart attack (known medically as a myocardial infarction).
  • Are taking linezolid (Zyvox®) or intravenous methylene blue. Anafranil should not be started in people taking linezolid or IV methylene blue, but a person already taking Anafranil may be given linezolid or methylene blue, if absolutely necessary, and only with very careful monitoring and only if Anafranil is stopped during treatment.
  • Have used a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) within the last 14 days. MAOIs include:

Anafranil Warnings and Precautions: Summary

There are several situations where Anafranil should not be taken, along with a number of precautions and warnings people should be aware of with this drug. However, it is possible that not all of the precautions or warnings for Anafranil were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the Anafranil warnings and precautions that may apply to you.
 
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