What is Lofepramine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Lofepramine is a third generation tricyclic antidepressant used in the treatment of depressive disorders. It has both antidepressant and anxiolytic properties.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Depressed mood 8 18
Major depressive disorder 4 4
Pain in back of head 1 1
Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures 1 0
Worsening depression 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 2
Moderate 5
Mild 4
None 13

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Lofepramine

Side effect Patients Percentage
Weight loss 2
Cold hands and feet 1
Cold sensation in hand(s) 1
Decreased appetite 1
Depressed mood 1
Increased anxiety 1

Show all 10 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Lofepramine

Dosage Patients Percentage
75 mcg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Lofepramine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 3
Side effects too severe 2
See all 4 patients who've stopped taking Lofepramine

Duration

Currently taking Lofepramine

Duration Patients Percentage
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Lofepramine

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 3
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 23
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 5
Not at all hard to take 18
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 21

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Lofepramine after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Paroxetine (Paxil) 1

Patients stopped taking Lofepramine and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Clomipramine (Anafranil) 1
Escitalopram (Lexapro) 1
Lamotrigine (Lamictal) 1
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1 patient evaluation for Lofepramine

Dec 23, 2008 (Started Sep 19, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 210 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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