Imipramine is an antidepressant to treat not only mental conditions such as depression and anxiety, but it is also used to treat urinary incontinence in children. This medicine also improves sleeping patterns, appetite, the energy of the body, and mood. On the other hand, it has side effects such as nausea, dry mouth, skin sensitivity, and drowsiness.
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What to do for urinary incontinence in a 11-year-old girl?
Query: Hello doctor, My 11-year-old daughter has been unable to tell when she has to urinate until she starts to urinate. Before, she was able to stop and run to the bathroom. However, in the past couple of weeks, she has been unable to stop herself and keeps urinating. Her mother and I just found it out... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please get the child evaluated physically for urinary incontinence. A USG (ultrasound) abdomen may be required along with urine routine and microscopy. If all reports are normal, fluid intake and urine output dairy may need to be maintained to see what can be altered... Read Full »
I want medicine without side effect for anxiety and panic disorder. Is Imipramine a good choice?
Query: Hello doctor, I have tried Lexapro, Wellbutrin, Effexor, and Prozac for anxiety and panic disorder. But I suffer from the side effects of these medications. My biggest complaints were increased anxiety, and panic attacks, along with weight gain (50 pounds), and tachycardia that kept me up at night ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your problem. Imipramine is a tricyclic antidepressant drug, and yes the drug is known to result in side effects like weight gain. But this depends upon the dose, the duration of treatment, patient factors, etc. Lexapro (Escitalopram), Wellbutrin (Bu... Read Full »