Intake as instructed by your physician. However, avoid taking on an empty stomach. It may take up to 3 weeks for the drug to start taking effect.
In the occurrence of a missed dosage, skip it and continue with your regular dosage. DO NOT take a double dosage to make up for a missed one.
Store Anafranil at 68 –77 °F (20 –25°C). Store away from direct heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Anafranil out of the reach of children.
The recommended dosage of Anafranil is usually 25 mg 2 or 3 times daily or 75 mg once daily in slow released form. However, if you suspect overdose then seek medical attention immediately. Common symptoms of overdose include bluish skin or mucous membranes, breathing problems, chest pain, confusion, dry mouth, enlarged pupils, excess sweating, fainting, fast or irregular heartbeat, flushing, incoordination, involuntary movements, loss of consciousness, restlessness, rigid muscles and even coma. Try contacting the local poison control center or emergency room.
Anafranil must be taken with caution. It is known to cause drowsiness, dizziness, or blurred vision and hence it is recommended that you do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to this drug. Please take only as instructed by your physician.