Imipramine - Tricyclic Antidepressant for Depression and Related Conditions

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Imipramine – Tricyclic Antidepressant for Depression and Related Conditions

  • Imipramine is a tricyclic antidepressant that inhibits the serotonin and norepinephrine transporters
  • Has little effect on the dopamine transporter
  • Effective in treating depression and related conditions
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Imipramine - Tricyclic Antidepressant for Depression and Related Conditions

Imipramine is a tricyclic antidepressant commonly used to treat depression and other related conditions. With a high level of purity, at least 99% as determined by thin-layer chromatography (TLC), this medication ensures the reliability and quality of the product.

This tricyclic antidepressant belongs to a class of medications known for their effectiveness in alleviating symptoms of depression. Imipramine acts by inhibiting the reuptake of serotonin and norepinephrine, two neurotransmitters in the brain. By increasing the levels of these neurotransmitters, imipramine contributes to its antidepressant effects.

Unlike some other antidepressants, imipramine has minimal effect on the dopamine transporter. This selective action allows for a more targeted approach in the treatment of depression.

Imipramine has a wide range of applications in the field of psychiatry and mental health. It is primarily used as an antidepressant, but it can also be prescribed for other indications:

  • Bedwetting in children: Imipramine has been shown to be effective in reducing bedwetting episodes in children who have not responded well to other treatments.
  • Chronic pain: Imipramine may be used to help manage certain types of chronic pain conditions, such as neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia.
  • Panic disorder: Imipramine has been found to be beneficial in the treatment of panic disorder, helping to reduce the frequency and severity of panic attacks.
  • Drug withdrawal symptoms: Imipramine can help alleviate the withdrawal symptoms associated with substance abuse, such as cravings and depression.

Imipramine hydrochloride is the hydrochloride salt of imipramine. This white to pale yellow crystalline powder enhances the stability and solubility of imipramine and is soluble in water, acetone, and alcohol.

The chemical composition of imipramine can be described as follows:

  • Chemical name: Imipramine hydrochloride
  • Chemical formula: C19H24N2.HCl
  • Molecular weight: 314.87 g/mol
  • Purity: >= 99% TLC
  • Appearance: White to pale yellow crystalline powder
  • Solubility: Soluble in water, acetone, and alcohol
  • CAS number: 113-52-0

Imipramine is available in different forms, including tablets and capsules, for oral administration. The dosage and duration of treatment may vary depending on the specific condition being treated and the individual's response to therapy. It is important to follow the guidance of a healthcare professional and to read the product label for specific instructions.

Please note that the information provided here is for reference only and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment. Always consult with a qualified healthcare provider before starting any new medication or making changes to your existing treatment plan.

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