What condition does Imipramine Pamoate treat?
Imipramine Pamoate is used to treat depression. Depression is a common and serious medical illness. Wherein, it negatively affects how you feel, how you act, and the way you think.
This medicine helps improve your sleep, mood, appetite, and energy level. It may also help restore your interest in daily living.
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.
Imipramine Pamoate belongs to the class of medications called tricyclic antidepressants. It comes as a capsule for oral administration. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has already approved this medication.
How does Imipramine Pamoate work?
In depression, this medicine enhances the activity of neurotransmitters known as noradrenaline and serotonin in the brain. Neurotransmitters act as chemical messengers between the nerve cells. Noradrenaline and serotonin are known to be involved in regulating emotions, mood, and behavior. In depression, less noradrenaline and serotonin than normal are released from nerve cells in the brain. Imipramine works by prolonging the effects of noradrenaline and serotonin that have been released in the brain. Over time this helps to lighten the mood and relieve depression.
In bedwetting, this medicine blocks receptors called muscarinic receptors that are found on the surface of muscle cells in the bladder wall. This helps the muscle in the bladder wall to relax, which lessens involuntary contractions of the bladder. It increases the capacity of the bladder to hold urine, reduces the need to pass urine, and can help the child stay dry at night.
What is the recommended dosage for 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 each dose 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 Imipramine Pamoate?
- Blurred vision
- Dry mouth
- Loss of appetite
- Weight gain or weight loss
- Lack of coordination
- Stomach cramps
What are the precautions in taking Imipramine Pamoate?
- Before taking this prescription, notify your health care provider know if you are allergic to it.
- Inform if you have any allergies, 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 a pregnant or breastfeeding woman, talk to your doctor first before taking it.