Imipramine is an antidepressant forming part of the class of drugs known as tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs). TCAs inhibit the reuptake of the neurotransmitters serotonin and noradrenaline in the brain. They are older, but effective, drugs that are less selective than more modern reuptake inhibitors, such as SSRIs. Imipramine is prescribed to treat depression, anxiety disorders, neuralgia and narcolepsy (uncontrollable sleep attacks).
Imipramine and the benefit of DNA analysis
The rate at which imipramine is processed within your body varies from one individual to another. This means that the efficacy and side effects of imipramine can be predicted to some extent on the basis of your genes.
Preventive DNA analysis can therefore be an important tool in optimising your medication.
Also known as
Antideprin, Imipramin, Imipramine, Imipraminum, Imizine, Irmin, Melipramine, Antidep, Depsonil, Depsonil-PM, Elamin, Fronil, Imidol, Imipramin Dak, Imiprex, Pramin