People who take too much imipramine may have overdose symptoms that could include:
- Changes in heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
- Very low blood pressure (hypotension)
- Coordination problems
- Restlessness or agitation
- Overactive reflexes
- Muscle tension
- Unusual body movements
- Congestive heart failure
- A rapid heart rate (tachycardia)
- Trouble breathing
- Blue skin
- A fever
- Loss of life.
An overdose with imipramine can be very dangerous. If you happen to overdose on imipramine, seek medical attention immediately.
(Click Imipramine Overdose for more information.)
Imipramine should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. The capsules should also be kept in an airtight container.
Keep imipramine and all other medications out of the reach of children.
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, due to the risk of drowsiness if imipramine is taken during the day. Also, if it almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose of imipramine.