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Obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder characterized by intrusive thoughts that produce uneasiness, apprehen...
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Prozac 14,168 Zoloft 13,568 Paxil 7,804
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Other name: Clomipramine (Clomipramine)
Other name: Fluoxetine HCl (Fluoxetine HCl)
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Clomipramine (Anafranil) is a tricyclic antidepressant (TCA). It was developed in the 1960s by the Swiss drug manufacturer Geigy (now known as Novartis) and has been in clinical use worldwide ever since...
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Fluoxetine (also known by the tradenames Prozac, Sarafem, Fontex) is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class. It is manufactured and marketed by Eli Lilly and Company. In combination with olanzapine ...
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Clomipramine (Anafranil) is a tricyclic antidepressant (TCA). It was developed in the 1960s by the Swiss drug manufacturer Geigy (now known as Novartis) and has been in clinical use worldwide ever since...
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Fluoxetine (also known by the tradenames Prozac, Sarafem, Fontex) is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class. It is manufactured and marketed by Eli Lilly and Company. In combination with olanzapine ...
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side effects. Prozac was a wonder drug. Basically obesssion...
" ...them completely. On anafranil first which worked great but to many side effects. Prozac was a wonder drug. Basically obesssion free for many years. Tried it alone and relapsed. Very upset with myse... "

obsessions. I also take Prozac and Ativan (as needed),...
" ...the Anafranil for your OCD. As I said, it erased most of my symptoms most of the time. After 20 years it feels great to be free from meaningless obsessions. I also take Prozac and Ativan (as... "

I started taking anafranil and Buspar and the medication...
" ...my waking time and sometimes in my dreams. Many years ago I started taking anafranil and Buspar and the medication has given me a lot of relief. I will always have OCD but I can live a normal lif... "

I first started with anafranil for several years and...
" ...anxiety but I'm not sure if it did any more with my obsessiveness. I am a real believer in medications. I don't think you will have any problems with effexor and since it works two ways you may f... "

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:shock: And I want to get rid of my derealization...
" ...unit they say Prozac make people anxious? ...is why I wonder about Prozac or Anafranil. :shock: And I want to get rid of my derealization. I want to ...nervous. I already have insomnia ON... "

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Anafranil a few years back and it was the BEST medication...
" ...happens to exacerbate my anxiety. I too know that the theraputic dose for Prozac in regard to OCD is 60-80 mg. Anyway, I agree that some medications may help more than others. I took something... "

Anafranil sent me into the worst panic attack I've ever had....
" ...disorder). I'm currently on 40mg of Prozac a day ...have mostly gone away since the prozac, but the first night (last night) on the Anafranil sent me into the worst panic attack I've ever had. I... "

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dropped by to offer this: My ocd has been the best it has...
" ...no speak! Just dropped by to offer this: My ocd has been the best it has ever been in 22 long years thanks to a cocktail of Prozac and Anafranil. I truly am free at last and life is... "

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was that each med after sufficient time was having no effect...
" ...reason behind trying different types was that each med after sufficient time was having no effect on me,so my pdoc decided to put me back on Anafranil in the hope of trying to reduce the... "

on Anafranil. I haven't had any side effects. Anafranil for...
" ...Anafranil for me has been helping but each person reacts to the meds differently. Your doctor will start you off on a low dose and see how you react. You can also try natural supplements, I take L-... "

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