Maprotiline (Ludiomil) uses and side effectsTweet
Brand Name: Ludiomil
Maprotiline is used in Depressive illness, including depressive neuroses, manic-depressive illness, and major depressive disorder. Investigational: Relief of anxiety associated with depression.
Maprotiline has been shown to exhibit an antidepressant action. It strongly inhibits the uptake of noradrenaline in the brain and peripheral tissues, though it is notable in its lack of inhibition of serotonergic uptake. Maprotiline also exerts a sedative effect on the anxiety component of depressive illness.
Important points regarding Maprotiline:
The drug is not recommended for use in children.
The possibility of suicide in seriously depressed patients is inherent in their illness and may persist until significant remission occurs. Therefore, patients must be carefully supervised during all phases of treatment with maprotiline and prescriptions should be written for the smallest amount consistent with good management.
Safe use of Maprotiline during pregnancy or lactation has not been established; therefore, its use in pregnancy, in nursing mothers or in women of childbearing potential requires that the benefits of treatment be weighed against the possible risks to mother and child.
Patients should be kept under medical surveillance during treatment with maprotiline. The dosage of maprotiline should be individualized according to the requirements of each patient.
Do not share this medicine with others for whom it was not prescribed. Do not use this medicine for other health conditions.
After you stop taking this medicine, your body will need time to adjust. This usually takes about 3 to 10 days. Continue to follow the precautions listed above during this period of time.