What is Apo-Moclobemide (Moclobemide) used for?
Apo-Moclobemide (Moclobemide) is an antidepressant. It is a type of drug known as a reversible inhibitor of monoamine oxidase type A (RIMA). It is proven to alleviate the symptoms of depression by increasing the amount of monoamines in the brain, which in turn helps to alter the imbalance of chemicals believed to cause depression. This drug is also used to treat the symptoms of social phobia.
How should I use Apo-Moclobemide (Moclobemide)?
Apo-Moclobemide (Moclobemide) tablets should be taken orally. Patient are sometimes prescribed 300mg per day, however the dosage varies depending on the condition being treated. You should always consult your physician before taking this medication so that the correct amount can be prescribed to you. It is important to note that it may take up to 4 weeks for the full benefits of this drug to be felt. Patients should never exceed the dosage prescribed to them by their physician.
What are the side effects of Apo-Moclobemide (Moclobemide)?
Some side effects which may occur as a result of taking Apo-Moclobemide (Moclobemide) include:
Some other side effects include disturbed sleep, pins and needles, agitation and edema. Consult your physician immediately if any of these side effects persist or worsen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Apo-Moclobemide (Moclobemide). 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.
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.