What if I wanted to switch to trofranil instead of tofranil-PM because of the cost
What is the difference in tofranil and tofranil-PM?
Added 10 Sep 2009:
I have been on tofranil-pm for years and it has been very effective. As I look towards going on medicare and what is paid and what you have to pay out of pocket when you hit the gap, I wondered about switching to toframil since it has a generic form and tofranil-pm does not. It would cost me a lot less money.
Are the two drugs, tofranil-pm and tofranil equivent in their effect.
Tofranil is Imipramine hydrochloride.
Tofranil PM is available as imipramine pamoate. The 75-, 100-, 125-, and 150-mg capsules contain imipramine pamoate equivalent to 75, 100, 125, and 150 mg of imipramine hydrochloride.
Tofranil and Tofranil PM just contain different salts of the drug imipramine.
I searched the web for days trying to figure out what happened to brand name Trofanil. I was given imipramine (generic) instead of brand name Tofranil from the pharmacy... and it had horrible side effects. I finally was able to order brand but if you can't afford it Mallinckrodt (the manufacturer) of brand can give you the number for assistance in paying if you qualify. Or check with you insurance. I was shocked that mine would pay. But doc HAS to order brand only! OR you will get the generic. Unfortunately they have discontinued the PM VERSION but still have plenty of the othe MG's. You have to find a pharmacy that will go a little out of there way to get their supplier to "special" order it from the manufacture. .(..Mallinckrodt) has great cust service. Yes we can still get one of the best antidepressants ever made. And comes in 10mg too! Could never take any of the new versions. Paxel etc. horrible side effects. And strange feeling in general from those.
- Tofranil-PM Information for Consumers
- Tofranil-PM Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Tofranil-PM (detailed)
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