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Taking clofranil, acetylcysteine and doxid for OCD. Developed compulsive sleeping and pot belly. Need a solution

My son is taking Doxid 100 mg,clofranil 25 mg and acetylcysteine 600 mg tablets for OCD. He has developed pot tummy and has compulsive sleepiness. Due to sleepiness he is not able to devote time for studies. He is doing his CPA and is 23 yrs of age. Please advise how to reduce pot belly and overcome unusual sleepiness.My email ID is YYYY@YYYY
Asked On : Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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Dec 2014
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Your sone is taking Sertaline 100mg, Clomipramine 25 mg and acetylcysteine 600 mg per day. He is suffering from OCD. He has developed pot belly and compulsive sleepiness. He is not able to devote time for studies.
Compulsive sleeping may occur due to psychopathology of OCD itself. He is taking medicines that can cause mild sedation but sleepiness in such severity is most likely not due to drugs. I would advise you to consult his psychiatrist regarding increase in dose of drug if needed. OCD is a type of anxiety disorder that responds to drugs in a little higher doses.

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi, MD
Answered: Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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