What is Apo-Moclobemide (Moclobemide) used for?
Apo-Moclobemide (Moclobemide) an oral monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) prescribed to treat patients with depression. The medication balances levels of neurotransmitters in the brain to prevent symptoms such as fatigue, anxiety, feelings of worthlessness, or feelings of guilt. This action may also make it useful for treating social anxiety or general fear of social situations. Your doctor may prescribe it for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Apo-Moclobemide (Moclobemide)?
Apo-Moclobemide (Moclobemide) should always be used according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally taken once each day, but your particular instructions will depend on the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. These doses should be swallowed with a full glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, but a snack or meal is recommended before use if you get an upset stomach. Do not split or crush the tablets before use to avoid unintentionally destroying or altering the effects of their contents.
What are the side effects of Apo-Moclobemide (Moclobemide)?
Side effects that may occur while using Apo-Moclobemide (Moclobemide) include:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are anxiety, agitation, blurry vision, confusion, oedema, severe diarrhoea, or paraesthesia. These conditions may require reduced dosages, frequency of administration, or other alterations to your regimen to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Apo-Moclobemide (Moclobemide) should not be used in patients who are children or who have severe confusion, schizophrenia, or a tumour affecting the adrenal gland. You should also tell your doctor about any other conditions you have that can cause complications with treatment such as bipolar disorder, thyrotoxicosis, agitation, or severely decreased liver function as these may cause unexpected problems during treatment.
Strictly use Apo-Moclobemide (Moclobemide) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Apo-Moclobemide (Moclobemide) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.