Anafranil Warnings and Precautions
There are several Anafranil warnings and precautions to be aware of, including an increased risk of suicidal thoughts or behavior, the possibility of low white blood cell counts, and potential pregnancy risks. Prior to taking Anafranil, you should tell your healthcare provider if you have bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or heart problems. You should not take Anafranil if you have had a heart attack or have taken an MAOI within the past two weeks.
Anafranil: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?Prior to taking Anafranil® (clomipramine hydrochloride), you should talk with your healthcare provider if you have:
- Bipolar disorder or a family history of bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression)
- A history of suicide attempts or suicidal thoughts
- Severe anxiety or agitation
- Had a recent heart attack
- Heart problems, including heart disease
- Liver disease, including liver failure or cirrhosis
- Kidney problems, including kidney failure
- Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid)
- An adrenal tumor (such as a pheochromocytoma or neuroblastoma)
- Seizures or epilepsy
- Bladder problems or difficulty passing urine
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
- Are breastfeeding
- Have an upcoming surgery
- Drink alcohol regularly.
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.