Tofranil – PM (Imipramine Pamoate)

General Information

Tofranil – PM (Imipramine Pamoate) is used to treat depression. It helps improve your sleep, mood, appetite, and energy level. It may also help restore your interest in daily living. Depression is a common and serious medical illness. It negatively affects how you feel, how you act, and the way you think.

This prescription may also be used along with other therapies to treat enuresis. It is nighttime bed-wetting usually in children. This drug can help control nighttime bed-wetting.

How does Tofranil – PM (Imipramine Pamoate) work?

Tofranil – PM (Imipramine Pamoate) works on your central nervous system. It is to raise the levels of certain chemicals in your brain. Through its action, it helps improve your symptoms of depression.

For nighttime bed-wetting, this drug blocks a certain chemical. It is specifically in your child’s central nervous system.

Why use Tofranil – PM (Imipramine Pamoate)?

Tofranil – PM contains an active ingredient of Imipramine Pamoate. It belongs to the class of medications called tricyclic antidepressants. It comes as a capsule for oral administration. Each capsule contains 75 mg, 100 mg, 125 mg, and 150 mg strengths. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has already approved this medication.

How to use Tofranil – PM (Imipramine Pamoate)?

The recommended dosage is based on your medical condition and response. It is important to take it exactly as it is prescribed. Remember to take it at the same time and in the same way each day. Do not take more often or more than the prescription.

This medication is usually taken once a day. Take each dose by mouth and with a full glass of water. You may take it with or without food.

If you are using this drug to treat bed-wetting, it is usually taken an hour before bedtime. If your child frequently wets the bed early at night, it may be given earlier in a separate dose. It may be one dose in the afternoon and one at bedtime.

What are the side-effects of Tofranil – PM (Imipramine Pamoate)?

  • Blurred vision
  • Dry mouth
  • Drowsiness
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Constipation
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight gain or weight loss
  • Lack of coordination
  • Weakness
  • Stomach cramps

Warnings and Precautions

  • Before taking this prescription, let your doctor know if you are allergic to it. Tell also if you have any allergies or current medication or treatments.
  • If you missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. Do not twice the prescribed dosage. But if it is almost time for your next dose, never mind the missed dose.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding women, talk to your doctor first before taking it.
  • Keep this away from the reach of children or pets.