Understanding the Risks With Clomipramine
Drug InteractionsClomipramine can potentially interact with a number of medications (see Drug Interactions With Clomipramine for more information).
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking clomipramine 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
- A recent history of 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 (see Clomipramine and Pregnancy)
- Are breastfeeding (see Clomipramine and Breastfeeding)
- Have an upcoming surgery
- Drink alcohol regularly.
Be sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Clomipramine for more information, including information on who should not take the drug.)