Clomipramine belongs to a class of medications called tricyclic antidepressants. It is used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder, which is a mental disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, recurring thoughts and/or repeatable behaviours.
Clomipramine can be taken orally as tablets.
For obsessive-compulsive disorder:
Initial dose: 25 mg once daily, dose to be increased gradually over the first 2 weeks.
Maintenance dose: 100 mg/day
Maximum daily dose: 250mg
Patients should avoid abrupt discontinuation of the drug to prevent withdrawal symptoms.
Common dosing schedule:
Clomipramine should be taken with food to minimize gastrointestinal disturbance.
Divide the total daily dose during titration phases for administration. After that, Clomipramine may be given as a single once-daily dose at bedtime.
This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.
Some common medications Clomipramine may interact with:
Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.
In Hong Kong, Clomipramine is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.
For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk
Need more information?
For detailed information about the use of Clomipramine in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.
Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.
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