It is also useful in migraine prophylaxis. The monoamine uptake blocking property is related to migraine prophylactic activity. These are suited for patient with depression.
Distribution: It is widely distributed in the body in protein bound form.
Metabolism: Imipramine is metabolised in the liver to the active metabolite Desipramine.
Excretion: Drug is excreted mainly through urine.
3. Difficulty in accommodation
5. Difficulty in micturition
7. Delayed ejaculation
11. Feeling of tiredness
21. Cholestatic jaundice
2. Myocardial infarction
3. Patient on MAOI therapy
2. Hepatic impairment
3. Cardiac arrhythmia
4. Myocardial infarction
6. Heart failure
8. Angle closure glaucoma
9. History of urine retention
10. Increased intraocular pressure
12. Patient receiving thyroid medications
13. Patient at risk for suicide,
14. Slowly withdraw the drug with caution
15. Patient should be cautioned against driving vehicle, operating machine and activities requiring mental alertness or judgment
Below 6 years: Contraindicated
2. Nocturnal enuresis in children above 5 years
3. Migraine prophylaxis
Barbiturates: Serum level of imipramine decreased; additive respiratory depressant effect.
Clonidine: Hypertensive crisis.
Dicoumarol: Increase in anticoagulation effects.
Disulfiram: Acute organic brain syndrome.
Fluoxetine & Haloperidol: Potentiate action of imipramine.
Levodopa: Its bioavailability is reduced, hypertensive episodes.
MAOIs, Furazolidone: Seizures, sweating, coma, hyperexcitability, hyperthermia, tachycardia, mydriasis, confusion, DIC (Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation) and death.
Oral Contraceptives and Phenothiazines : Increase plasma levels of imipramine.
Smoking : Increases metabolic biotransformation.
Alcohol : Sedative effect of alcohol potentiated.
Maximum daily dose: 300 mg
Nocturnal enuresis in children above 5 years: 25 mg/ day to be taken 1 hour before bed time. If satisfactory response does not occur then gradually increases the dose up to 75 mg / day.
Maximum dose: 5 mg / kg / day
If the missed dose is taken only at night then skip the missed dose.
Home Delivery for Imipramine in Your City
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However, we do publish a comprehensive directory of Pharmacies, Chemists and Druggists in cities all over India. You can use this directory to find the medicine stores in your city (or area) that provide home delivery services for imipramine and other medicines and health products. Home delivery services for imipramine may be free or they may cost you depending on the pharmacy and the minimum order requirements. It would be best to get this clarified while placing the order.
Please be aware that you should take imipramine only if a doctor has recommended or prescribed it. Some or all pharmacies who provide a home delivery service for medicines might insist on a prescription for imipramine before they complete the sale. You can get this information while placing the order for imipramine with the pharmacy.
Imipramine is a generic medicine name and there are several brands available for it. Some of the brands for imipramine might be better known than imipramine itself. If the pharmacy that's willing to deliver medicines to your home doesn't have imipramine in stock, you can ask for one of the branded alternatives for imipramine.