The national OCD charity, run by and for people with lived experience of OCD
(Brand Name: Anafranil)
Clomipramine was first discovered in 1964 by the Swiss drug manufacturer Ciba-Geigyr and was the first drug that was investigated for and found to be effective in the treatment of OCD. The effectiveness of clomipramine in the treatment of OCD is far greater than that of other Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) and is the only non SSRI that the NICE guidelines recommend outside of SSRI medications.
- Clomipramine can cause withdrawal symptoms so don’t stop taking it without talking to your doctor
- Check with your doctor before starting to take Clomipramine if you are trying to become pregnant, or plan to discontinue it if you’re already pregnant or you are breastfeeding
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