What Is Imipramine Pamoate Used For?
Many people wonder, "What is imipramine pamoate used for?" Imipramine pamoate is used for the treatment of depression in people over the age of 18. Occasionally, healthcare providers may also recommend the antidepressant for "off-label" uses, such as for the treatment of fibromyalgia, bedwetting, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Imipramine pamoate (Tofranil PM®) is a prescription medicine licensed to treat depression (also known as major depression or clinical depression) in adults.
Depression is more than just "feeling sad." Some common symptoms of depression include:
- Changes in sleep (sleeping too much or not enough)
- Eating too much or too little (and weight gain or weight loss)
- Having little interest in things that you used to enjoy
- Physical pain
- Feeling hopeless or worthless
- Suicidal thoughts.
In large clinical trials, imipramine has been proven to help adults with depression. However, it is important to keep in mind that many antidepressants (including imipramine) take several weeks to begin working. Sometimes, other people will notice an improvement in your depression symptoms before you do. Often, the physical symptoms of depression (such as pain or changes in sleep) will improve first, sometimes very quickly. It usually takes a few weeks before significant changes in mood occur. It is important to give imipramine a chance to work before becoming discouraged.
Counseling and therapy (see Psychotherapy for Depression) are often used along with antidepressant medication to treat depression. Ask your healthcare provider if counseling or therapy would be good options for you (see Depression Treatment).