CLOMIPRAMINE HYDROCHLORIDE- clomipramine hcl capsule 



Clomipramine Hydrochloride Capsules, USP
(kloe mip' ra meen hye'' droe klor' ide)

Antidepressant Medicines, Depression and other Serious Mental Illnesses,
and Suicidal Thoughts or Actions
Read the Medication Guide that comes with you or your family member’s antidepressant medicine. This Medication Guide is only about the risk of suicidal thoughts and actions with antidepressant medicines. Talk to your, or your family member’s, healthcare provider about:
 all risks and benefits of treatment with antidepressant medicines
 all treatment choices for depression or other serious mental illness
What is the most important information I should know about antidepressant medicines, depression and other serious mental illnesses, and suicidal thoughts or actions?
1.Antidepressant medicines may increase suicidal thoughts or actions in some children, teenagers, and young adults within the first few months of treatment.
2.Depression and other serious mental illnesses are the most important causes of suicidal thoughts and actions. Some people may have a particularly high risk of having suicidal thoughts or actions. These include people who have (or have a family history of) bipolar illness (also called manic-depressive illness) or suicidal thoughts or actions.
3.How can I watch for and try to prevent suicidal thoughts and actions in myself or a family member?
 Pay close attention to any changes, especially sudden changes, in mood, behaviors, thoughts, or feelings. This is very important when an antidepressant medicine is started or when the dose is changed.
 Call the healthcare provider right away to report new or sudden changes in mood, behavior, thoughts, or feelings.
 Keep all follow-up visits with the healthcare provider as scheduled. Call the healthcare provider between visits as needed, especially if you have concerns about symptoms.
 Call a healthcare provider right away if you or your family member has any of the following symptoms, especially if they are new, worse, or worry you:
  thoughts about suicide or dying

attempts to commit suicide

  new or worse depression

new or worse anxiety

  feeling very agitated or restless
  panic attacks
  trouble sleeping (insomnia)
  new or worse irritability
  acting aggressive, being angry, or violent
  acting on dangerous impulses
  an extreme increase in activity and talking (mania)
  other unusual changes in behavior or mood
 Low salt (sodium) levels in the blood. Elderly people may be at greater risk for this. Symptoms may include:
  weakness or feeling unsteady
  confusion, problems concentrating or thinking or memory problems
 Visual problems
  eye pain
  changes in vision
  swelling or redness in or around the eye
 Only some people are at risk for these problems. You may want to undergo an eye examination to see if you are at risk and receive preventative treatment if you are.
Who should not take clomipramine hydrochloride capsules?
Do not take clomipramine hydrochloride capsules if you:

take a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI). Ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist if you are not sure if you take an MAOI, including the antibiotic linezolid.

  Do not take an MAOI within 2 weeks of stopping clomipramine hydrochloride capsules unless directed to do so by your physician.
  Do not start clomipramine hydrochloride capsules if you stopped taking an MAOI in the last 2 weeks unless directed to do so by your physician.
What else do I need to know about antidepressant medicines?
 Never stop an antidepressant medicine without first talking to a healthcare provider. Stopping an antidepressant medicine suddenly can cause other symptoms.
 Antidepressants are medicines used to treat depression and other illnesses. It is important to discuss all the risks of treating depression and also the risks of not treating it. Patients and their families or other caregivers should discuss all treatment choices with the healthcare provider, not just the use of antidepressants.
 Antidepressant medicines have other side effects. Talk to the healthcare provider about the side effects of the medicine prescribed for you or your family member.
 Antidepressant medicines can interact with other medicines. Know all of the medicines that you or your family member takes. Keep a list of all medicines to show the healthcare provider. Do not start new medicines without first checking with your healthcare provider.
 Not all antidepressant medicines prescribed for children are FDA approved for use in children. Talk to your child’s healthcare provider for more information.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Manufactured by:
Jubilant Cadista Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Salisbury, MD 21801, USA
Rev. # 05/2019
Revised: 10/2019