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What is imipramine?

Imipramine is a tricyclic antidepressant that is used to treat depression. It treats depression by increasing the amounts of certain natural substances in the brain that are needed to maintain mental balance. Imipramine also is used to prevent bedwetting in children. There is not enough information to explain how imipramine works to prevent bedwetting. Imipramine is also known by the brand name Tofranil. Imipramine is available as a tablet or capsule.

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