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Who Should Not Take Clomipramine?

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

Clomipramine Warnings and Precautions: Summary

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