Tofranil, also known as imipramine, is a medication used to treat depression. This drug is often used in combination with other therapies for the treatment of bed-wetting in children. Imipramine is used to improve mood, sleep, appetite, and energy level. Imipramine is a tricyclic antidepressant that helps restore the balance of natural substances, like norepinephrine, in the brain.
Imipramine aids in the treatment of bed-wetting in children by blocking the effect of acetylcholine (a natural substance in the body) in the bladder.
Make sure to always read the patient information and instructions before using this medication. Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist:
You should also know:
Common side effects of Tofranil include but are not limited to:
Get medical help if you have any of the following side effects of imipramine.
How long does Tofranil take to work?
Tofranil does not work right away. It can take up to 3 weeks before you notice the full effects of this medication for depression. Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve after this amount of time.