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In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Imipramine (imipramine systemic) is a member of the drug class tricyclic antidepressants and is used to treat ADHD, Depression, Enuresis, Interstitial Cystitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Night Terrors, Pain, Panic Disorder, Primary Nocturnal Enuresis and Somatoform Pain Disorder.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Antidepressant, tricyclic

Chemical Name

5H-Dibenz[b,f]azepine-5-propanamine, 10,11-dihydro-N,N-dimetyl-

Foreign Names

  • Imipraminum (Latin)
  • Imipramin (German)
  • Imipramine (French)
  • Imipramina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Imipramina (OS: DCIT)
  • Imipramine (OS: BAN, DCF)
  • G 22-355 (IS)
  • Imipramine pamoate (IS)
  • Imipramine Pamoate (PH: USP 41)
  • Imipramine Hydrochloride (OS: BANM, JAN)
  • Imizinum (IS)
  • Imipramine (chlorhydrate d') (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Imipramine Hydrochloride (PH: BP 2018, JP XVII, Ph. Int. 6, USP 41)
  • Imipramine hydrochloride (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Imipraminhydrochlorid (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Imipramini hydrochloridum (PH: Ph. Eur. 9, Ph. Int. 6)

Brand Names


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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