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Amineptine Drug Information


Chemical Name: 7-[(10,11-dihydro-5H-dibenzo[a,d]cyclohepten-5-yl)amino]heptanoic acid

Brand Name: Survector, Maneon, Directin

Drug Class: Antidepressant, TCA

Uses of Amineptine

Amineptine is a substance containing an imipramine- like tricyclic ring. It has psychostimulant and antidepressant properties. It acts by releasing dopamine at synapses and inhibits dopamine uptake. Higher doses promote dopamine release too. Amineptine is liable occasionally to cause spontaneous orgasm. See Amineptine Cation

Amineptine has the small potential for abuse and dependence.

How to Take Amineptine :

Take this medicine as directed. It can be taken with or without food. Do not stop taking this medicine abruptly without consulting with your doctor.

What to do if you take Overdose of Amineptine?

Seek medical attention immediately. For non emergencies, contact your local or regional poison control center.

What to do if you take Missed Dose of Amineptine?

Take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.

How to Store Amineptine:

Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of the reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medication.

Caution: The prescribing of this drug by general practitioners and other medical practitioners should be done judiciously. The patients likely to be at risk of developing amineptine dependence are those with a history of drug or alcohol abuse or dependence. Amineptine isn't marketed or licensed in Britain and America. This is because FDA pressure led to the withdrawal of amineptine's EC product.

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