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What If I Take an Overdose of Imipramine Hydrochloride?

People who take too much imipramine may have overdose symptoms that could include:
  • Change in heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
  • Very low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Seizures
  • Drowsiness
  • Coordination problems
  • Restlessness or agitation
  • Overactive reflexes
  • Muscle tension
  • Unusual body movements
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Rapid heart rate (tachycardia)
  • Trouble breathing
  • Blue skin
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Sweating
  • Coma
  • Loss of life.
An overdose with imipramine can be dangerous. If you happen to take too much imipramine, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Imipramine Overdose for more information.)

How Should Imipramine Hydrochloride Be Stored?

Imipramine should be stored at room temperature away from moisture and heat. The tablets should be kept in an airtight container.
Keep imipramine and all medications out of the reach of children.

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose of Imipramine Hydrochloride?

When taking it for depression, if you do not take your imipramine as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if you usually take your dose at night, you may not want to make up the missed dose during the day, due to the risk of drowsiness. Also, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose.
When taking it for bedwetting, if your child misses a dose of imipramine, skip the missed dose and continue with the usual schedule. Do not make up for a missed bedtime dose during the day.
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