Maprotiline

 

General English name: Maprotiline

Brand: Ludiomil

Application: Depression and anxiety

 

 

 

 

Pharmaceutical forms of maprotilin

Maprotilin Pharmacological Information

Amount and method of taking maprotilin

Contraindications to the use of maprotilin

Maprotiline use during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of maprotylene on driving and working with machines

Drug interactions with maprotilin

Special warnings and precautions while taking maprotilin

Side effects of maprotilin

Overuse of maprotilin (drug poisoning)

Storage conditions of maprotilin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pharmaceutical forms of maprotilin

Tablet

 

Maprotilin Pharmacological Information

Depression and anxiety can be caused by no apparent reason or by social issues such as the loss of loved ones or various illnesses. Anxiety is the most common symptom in anxiety disorder. Antidepressants such as maprotiline are used to reduce depressive symptoms (fatigue, anxiety, and sleep deprivation), which in turn allow you to work normally and be in a better mental and general condition despite your illness. Even if you are not depressed, maprotilin helps reduce the symptoms of anxiety. It helps treat depressive symptoms by acting on some neurotransmitters in the brain.

 

Amount and method of taking maprotilin

Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with this medicine. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.

The dose and amount of maprotilin varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised. Your doctor will usually prescribe 1-3 tablets a day, or a bedtime pill to help with insomnia.

Try to take your doses at the same time each day and at the regular hour.

As soon as you take this medicine, you will not notice any improvement, but you need to use this medicine for several weeks to feel the healing effects in yourself.

Do not stop the dose all at once or do not increase it arbitrarily.

If you forget to take your daily dose at the right time but soon forget to take it; But if you remember when the next dose is near the hour, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.

 

Contraindications to the use of maprotilin

Note the expiration date of maprotiline and do not take it if your medicine has expired.

Never give maprotiline to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.

Check for drug interactions with maprotilin, and if you are using a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

Do not drink alcohol with maprotiline as it increases the feeling of dizziness and headache caused by the drug.

 

Maprotiline use during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself.

 

The effect of maprotylene on driving and working with machines

Maprotilin can cause dizziness and drowsiness, so make sure you are alert before driving or operating machinery.

 

 Drug interactions with maprotilin

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Some medications that may interact with maprotiline include arbutamine, thyroid supplements, anticholinergic drugs (such as benztropine, belladonna alkaloids), and certain medications for high blood pressure. Affect such as clonidine, guanabenz, reserpine.

Maprotylin can cause serious drug interactions with MAO inhibitors, which can even lead to death. Do not use phenelzine, procarbazine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine. Most MAO inhibitors should not be used until 2 weeks before and after starting to take maprotilin.

Many drugs in addition to maprotiline may affect heart rhythm (prolongation of QT time), including: amiodarone, dofetilide, pimozide, procainamide, quinidine , Sotalol, macrolide antibiotics (such as erythromycin).

Drugs that can affect the removal of maprotiline from the body and affect its function include: cimetidine, terbinafine, and irregular heartbeat medications (such as quinidine / propafenone / propafenone / flecainide). flecainide), antidepressants (such as SSRIs including paroxetine / fluoxetine / fluvoxamine), although this is not a complete list; Therefore, before taking maprotiline, make a list of all the medicines you are taking and share it with your doctor and pharmacist.

If you are taking medicines that cause drowsiness, tell your doctor or pharmacist, including: alcohol, antihistamines (such as cetirizine, diphenhydramine), sleeping pills or anxiety medications (such as alprazolam) (alprazolam) , Diazepam, zolpidem, muscle relaxants, and analgesics and painkillers (such as codeine).

Check the labels on all your medicines (such as allergies or cough and cold medicines) because some of them are made up of substances that cause drowsiness. Ask your pharmacist how to use them so that you can use them safely.

 

Special warnings and precautions while taking maprotilin

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best to let your doctor know the following before taking this medicine:

  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding your baby.
  • If you have diabetes.
  • If you have a thyroid problem (hyperthyroidism).
  • If you have a history of high mood (such as bipolar disorder mania).
  • If you have any liver or kidney problems.
  • If you have a urinary or prostate problem (enlarged prostate).
  • If you have trouble breathing.
  • If your blood magnesium or potassium levels are low.
  • If you have glaucoma (increased eye pressure).
  • If you have ever had a seizure or epilepsy.
  • If you have a blood disorder or a history of bleeding.
  • If you have used an antidepressant such as a mono-oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) in the last two weeks.
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.

 

Side effects of maprotilin

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away after a short time of taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed.

Blurred vision, drowsiness and fatigue: Avoid driving and working with tools in this situation.

Feeling dizzy or weak

Dry mouth: Look for sugar-free gum.

Constipation: Drink plenty of fluids and fiber.

Feeling uncomfortable or confused, indigestion: Tell your doctor if any of these things bother you.

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to the use of maprotilin.

 

Overuse of maprotilin (drug poisoning)

Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as severe drowsiness, hallucinations, rapid or abnormal heartbeat, fatigue, slow breathing, seizures, shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room right away. Call.

 

Storage conditions of maprotilin

Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

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