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When should I call my doctor if my child is taking Tofranil?

If your child is taking Tofranil (imipramine) for depression, call her doctor if her symptoms become worse or she begins to have thoughts of suicide. You should also call her doctor if she has any of the following symptoms:
  • extreme worry
  • agitation
  • panic attacks
  • trouble falling asleep or staying asleep
  • aggressive behavior
  • irritability
  • acting without thinking
  • severe restlessness
  • frenzied abnormal excitement
Other possible side effects of Tofranil you should call your child's doctor about include:
  • jaw, neck and back spasms
  • slow or difficult speech
  • shuffling walk
  • uncontrollable shaking
  • fever
  • yellowing of the skin or eyes
  • an irregular heartbeat
If your child develops any of the following symptoms while taking Tofranil and they get worse or don't go away, let her doctor know:
  • nausea
  • drowsiness
  • weakness or tiredness
  • excitement or anxiety
  • nightmares
  • dry mouth
  • extra sensitivity to the sun
  • changes in appetite or weight
  • constipation
  • difficulty urinating or urinating frequently
  • blurred vision
  • excessive sweating

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