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Understanding precautions and warnings with imipramine hydrochloride can ensure a safe treatment process. These include being aware of drug interactions and side effects, as well as using caution while taking it if you have a history of seizures or glaucoma. Precautions and warnings with imipramine hydrochloride also extend to people who have certain allergies, have recently had a heart attack, or have recently taken an MAOI.
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking imipramine hydrochloride (Tofranil®) if you have:
- Bipolar disorder or a family history of bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression)
- A history of suicide attempts or suicidal thoughts
- Severe anxiety or agitation
- A recent history of heart attack
- Heart problems, including heart disease
- Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid)
- An upcoming surgery
- Bladder problems or difficulty passing urine
- An enlarged prostate (also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH)
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
- Are breastfeeding
- Drink alcohol regularly.
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you may be taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.