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 7 6
Major depressive disorder 3 3
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
Severe
1
Moderate
3
Mild
3
None
4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Lofepramine

Side effect Patients
Weight loss 2
Cold hands 1
Cold hands and feet 1
Decreased appetite 1
Itching 1
Loss of interest in food 1

Show all 7 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Lofepramine

Dosage Patients
75 mcg daily 1
140 mg daily 1
70 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Lofepramine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 3
Side effects too severe 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped taking Lofepramine

Duration

Currently taking Lofepramine

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Lofepramine

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 10
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 7
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 8

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Lofepramine and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Clomipramine (Anafranil) 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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