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Who should not take Tofranil?

People who are taking drugs known as monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) should not take the antidepressant Tofranil (imipramine). Those who have had a heart attack should not take this drug either.

Tofranil may also not be appropriate for people who take other medications, including medications for heart arrhythmias, blood thinners, antihistamines, seizure drugs, cimetidine (an antacid), thyroid medication, other antidepressants and more. Be sure to give your doctor a complete list of all the drugs you’re taking.

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