Ludiomil (Maprotiline Hydrochloride)
What is Ludiomil (Maprotiline Hydrochloride) used for?
Ludiomil (Maprotiline Hydrochloride) is used in the treatment of various types of depression, such as bipolar disorder, anxiety and depressive neurosis. It belongs to a class of drugs known as tetracyclic antidepressants, which work by increasing the amounts of natural chemicals in the brain, such as neurotransmitters, which in turn helps to maintain mental balance.
How should I use Ludiomil (Maprotiline Hydrochloride)?
Ludiomil (Maprotiline Hydrochloride) tablets should be taken orally. Adults are sometimes directed to take this medication 1 to 3 times daily, however the exact dosage may vary, depending on the condition being treated and patients should consult their physician before taking this medication so that the correct dosage can be prescribed. Patients should note that it may take up to 3 weeks for the full benefits of this drug to be noticed. You should never abruptly discontinue taking this medication once you have started taking it, as this may cause withdrawal symptoms. Your physician may instead gradually decrease your dosage in order to avoid withdrawal symptoms.
What are the side effects of Ludiomil (Maprotiline Hydrochloride)?
Some side effects which have been reported by patients taking Ludiomil (Maprotiline Hydrochloride) include:
Patients should consult their physician immediately if any of these side effects persist or worsen, or if they notice a fast pounding heartbeat, unusual behavior or thoughts, seizures or hallucinations.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Ludiomil (Maprotiline Hydrochloride). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
You should consult your physician immediately if you have any thoughts of suicide or self harm.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.