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Condition: Depression
3/6/2014 5:19:40 AM

Reviewer: Green eyed girl, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Had tried Zoloft and Lexapro for extreme panic disorder, depression and extreme anxiety, could not take these two at all. Started on Tofranil, 10mg and every two days 10mg more up to 150mg all at night. At first suffered with dry mouth, blurred vision, but after 3-4 weeks felt so much better, depression completely lifted, hardly any panic, normal anxiety. This drug saved my life.

Condition: Depression
11/18/2013 3:36:37 PM

Reviewer: Lostsoul80, 25-34 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have Bipolar disorder, ADD, anxiety and OCD. After taking Effexor for 10 years, my doctor prescribed Tofranil because Effexor was losing its effectiveness. I am feeling somewhat better as far as the depression but I have dry mouth and eyes, jaw-twitches and I noticed that I am a little more irritable. I am on 50mg and have only been taking it for 2 months. I am just not sure if it really works f ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
12/11/2012 10:22:26 AM

Reviewer: Evelyn, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been taking Imipramine HCL 50 MG for 20 years or more. My doctor originally prescribed it for sleeplessness. However, as time went on, I found it to help me with temporary bouts of depression as well. My current doctor is of the opinion that if a medication helps you function better in life, there's nothing wrong with taking it. Imipramine has certainly helped me. Yes, I've gained ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
3/8/2012 7:57:58 PM

Reviewer: lakeshore, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I've taken imipramine since a bout with depression in 1988. Now I take it in conjunction with MS and sleep difficulties because of excess trips to the bathroom at night. It keeps me calm and not so tense.

Condition: Depression
11/14/2011 11:37:53 AM

Reviewer: Katherine, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been taking Tofranil (Imipramine) for 29 years for anxiety disorder and depression. It has worked very well for me. I was able to feel "normal" again. I finished my Master's Degree and worked on my PhD while taking this medication, and I have also held several very responsible jobs while taking it. The only side effects I've ever had are dry mouth, occasional constipation, ... Show Full Comment

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