Imipramine is a tricyclic antidepressant used to treat a condition called nocturnal enuresis (bed-wetting at night). It helps the bladder muscle to relax, while causing the smooth muscles at the bladder neck to contract, therefore increasing the ability to hold urine in the bladder.
It can also be used to treat symptoms of depression (low mood).
This medication may also be used for other conditions. Check with your healthcare professional if you are unsure why you are given this medication.
The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:
Very rarely (affect less than 1% of patients), this medication may cause:
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.
Inform your healthcare professional if:
Avoid drinking alcohol as it may increase the risk of dizziness, light-headedness or drowsiness.
Inform your healthcare professional if you are taking or intend to take any other medication, supplements, traditional medications or herbal remedies.
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Then take your next dose at the usual time. Do not take two doses to make up for the missed dose.
Pack this medication into a black trash bag and seal it tightly before throwing into the rubbish chute or bin.