Imipramine Pamoate (Tofranil PM)
Adults with depression (also known as major depression or clinical depression) may benefit from treatment with a drug called imipramine pamoate (Tofranil PM®). This prescription medication belongs to a class of drugs known as atypical antidepressants. Although this product is licensed to treat depression, it is occasionally used "off-label" -- that is, for an unapproved use. For example, healthcare providers sometimes prescribe it for the treatment of:
This medication is generally well tolerated, and most people are able to take it without any problems. However, as with any drug, side effects are possible. In clinical studies, some of the most commonly reported reactions included:
- Dizziness or lightheadedness.
(Click Imipramine Pamoate for details about how the medicine works, how and when to take it, and things to tell your healthcare provider before starting treatment.)