Ludiomil (Maprotiline Hydrochloride)
What is Ludiomil (Maprotiline Hydrochloride) used for?
Ludiomil (Maprotiline Hydrochloride) is an oral antidepressant prescribed to treat depression or depressive neurosis. The medication balances levels of neurotransmitters in the brain to reduce symptoms associated with this condition such as feelings of worthlessness, guilt, fatigue, or irritability. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Ludiomil (Maprotiline Hydrochloride)?
Ludiomil (Maprotiline Hydrochloride) is typically administered one to three times each day at a dosage of one tablets, but your individual instructions will be based on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. These doses may be taken with or without food and should be swallowed whole with a large glass of water. Do not change the form of the tablets prior to use as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. This includes crushing, chewing, or splitting the medication. Always ask your pharmacist or physician if you have any questions to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Ludiomil (Maprotiline Hydrochloride)?
Ludiomil (Maprotiline Hydrochloride) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Always inform your physician immediately if more serious side effects appear such as confusion, increased heart rate, hallucinations, seizures, unusual thoughts, or faintness. These conditions may require immediate medical assistance or changes to your dosage to prevent more health problems from occurring.
Do not begin using Ludiomil (Maprotiline Hydrochloride) if you have epilepsy, manic episodes, closed angle glaucoma, recent heart attack, or if you have taken any MAOI medications in the last fourteen days. It is also important to inform your physician if you have schizophrenia, history of heart attacks, cardiovascular disease, bipolar disorder, chronic constipation, irregular heartbeat, hypotension, controlled epilepsy, urinary retention, if you are undergoing electroconvulsive therapy, or if you are taking thyroid medication. These conditions may cause unexpected problems during treatment requiring adjustments to your regimen.
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.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.