Depression Home > Tofranil Warnings and Precautions
If you have glaucoma, bladder problems, or diabetes, let your healthcare provider know before starting Tofranil. Warnings and precautions also include being aware of drug interactions and watching for possible side effects, such as dry mouth, infections, and changes in blood sugar. Tofranil warnings and precautions also extend to people who have certain allergies, have recently taken an MAOI, or have recently had a heart attack.
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Tofranil® (imipramine hydrochloride) if you have:
- Bipolar disorder or a family history of bipolar disorder (also called manic depression)
- A history of suicide attempts or suicidal thoughts
- Severe anxiety or agitation
- A recent history of heart attack
- Heart problems, including heart disease
- Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid)
- An upcoming surgery
- Bladder problems or difficulty passing urine
- An enlarged prostate (also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH)
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
- Are breastfeeding
- Drink alcohol regularly.
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you may be taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.