Tofranil is a tricyclic antidepressant used to treat and relieve mental depression.

This type of drug can be taken orally in the form of tablets, capsules and liquid suspension or as an injection administered by a medical professional.

To lessen or prevent stomach upset when taking Tofranil orally, it should be taken with food, even when taking it at bedtime, unless your doctor has specified that you should take it on an empty stomach.

Common side effects associated with Tofranil include dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, headache, increased appetite, nausea and weight gain. More serious side effects include convulsions, increased heart rate, fever, loss of bladder control and pale skin. If you experience any of the more serious side effects, get emergency help as soon as possible.

Tofranil may occasionally be prescribed for other uses, as directed by your doctor.

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