abiscabby; Just so you do know I RAN A DRUG INTERACTION on this 2 medication and there is a slight interaction. Nothing to really worry about. Many people take these or ones that are even in the worse interaction scale. It is just that the doctor has to watch your level for a while and maybe adjust the Ritalin because it can raise your level on the Clomipramine. (here is the copy and paste. Interactions between your selected drugs
Applies to: clomipramine, Ritalin (methylphenidate)
MONITOR: The coadministration with methylphenidate may increase the serum concentrations of tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs). Case reports involving primarily methylphenidate and imipramine have suggested favorable as well as unfavorable clinical effects from this combination. In vitro studies suggest that methylphenidate may inhibit the metabolism of imipramine and other TCAs, although the extent is probably subject to considerable interindividual variation.
MANAGEMENT: Pharmacologic response to TCAs should be monitored more closely whenever methylphenidate (racemic) or dexmethylphenidate (the more pharmacologically active d-enantiomer) is added to or withdrawn from therapy, and the TCA dosage adjusted as necessary. Now the one I am very formula with is the clomipramine It has been around and really worked great for lots of people for OCD AND OTHER depression issues. And under the doctors care this has nothing to worry about. Ritalin has also been used for many many years for depression and add, Adhd etc. which used as directed should be no problems but the only way to find out for yourself how well they work is to trust your doctor and don't read a lot on them meaning to many people with Ocd dwell on any medication and worry about the side effects and with these it really should not be bad once your system gets used to them which can be 7 to 14 days or less for many people. But I know by themselves or together I have seen it change many Peoples lives around. hope this will help you some to understand these and don't get or be hard on yourselves we all take medications for different things so don't dwell on it is very Important that is what the doctor does. Chuck1957
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