Anafranil is useful for curing depression and can also be useful in certain other conditions as and when determined by the doctor.
Following the dosage instructions of your doctor is the best way to use any medication. If you are unsure or do not remember the instructions then you may read the medicine label for more detailed information.
You may choose to take Anafranil with a meal.
Please drink a full glass of water with Anafranil.
It is very important that you complete the dosage schedule and do not interrupt it in between without seeking prior consultation from your doctor.
Taking your medication at the same time each day is a tried and tested method to avoid missing any doses.
Despite your best attempts at remembering, if you still miss out on a dose, then take it as soon as you remember about it. But keep in mind that you will have to adjust your next dose by spacing it out by 4 to 5 hours. If this is not possible, then the best thing to do would be to skip the missed dose and continue with your normal dosage schedule.
Never try to compensate for the missed dose by taking a double dose together. It may cause adverse effects.
Store Anafranil at room temperature preferably between 20 to 25 degrees C. Always keep it in a cool dark place that is not directly exposed to sources of heat or moisture and sunlight. Protect it from kids and pets.
Make sure you take Anafranil in the correct proportion. If you suspect an overdose then contact your doctor or an emergency room as soon as possible. Some of the symptoms of suspecting an overdose are bluish skin, breathing problems, confusion, chest pain, dry mouth, excess of sweating, enlarged pupils, fainting, irregular heartbeat, flushing, involuntary movements, in coordination, loss of consciousness, rigid muscles along with restlessness and even coma
Most medications have some kind of side effects associated with them. The commonest of these side effects are temporary and mild and fade away without any special attention. At times there are even severe effects as well.
Anafranil may increase the risk of getting dizziness or drowsiness. This risk greatly increases if you combine it with alcoholic beverages. So please avoid them while using Anafranil. Also, avoid undertaking any tasks which require mental alertness (driving, handling heavy machinery etc).
Seek medical attention if you notice any of these side effects.
Side effects that are not listed here may also occur.