Ludiomil (Maprotiline HCL)
What is Ludiomil (Maprotiline HCL) used for?
Ludiomil (Maprotiline HCL) is an oral antidepressant prescribed to treat patients suffering from depression. It operates by balancing levels of neurotransmitters in the brain to reduce the occurrence of symptoms associated with this condition such as fatigue, anxiety, or feelings of worthlessness or guilt. Your doctor may also prescribe this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Ludiomil (Maprotiline HCL)?
Always use Ludiomil (Maprotiline HCL) according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally taken each day, but your individual instructions will depend on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed whole and unaltered along with a large glass of water and may be taken with or without food, although a snack or meal is recommended if you experience nausea. DO not change the form of the tablets by crushing or splitting them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your doctor or pharmacist any questions you have about the medicine to make sure you are using it correctly.
What are the side effects of Ludiomil (Maprotiline HCL)?
Side effects that may occur while using Ludiomil (Maprotiline HCL) include:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are confusion, unusual behaviour, faintness, hallucinations, irregular heartbeat, or seizures. These conditions may require reduced dosages or application frequency to stop the occurrence of more health problems.
Do not begin using Ludiomil (Maprotiline Hydrochloride) if you are allergic to tricyclic antidepressants or have a history of seizures, acute alcohol poisoning, closed angle glaucoma, mania, urinary retention, severely decreased liver function, severely decreased kidney function, if you have recently had a heart attack or if you have taken an MAOI medication within the last two weeks. Also inform your doctor if you have a history of urinary retention, hyperthyroidism, a history of glaucoma, schizophrenia, hypotension, a history of seizures, arrhythmias, ischaemic heart disease, cardiovascular disease, bipolar disorder, chronic constipation, or reduced kidney function. These conditions may require special adjustments to your regimen to prevent unexpected health problems from occurring.
Strictly use Ludiomil (Maprotiline Hydrochloride) 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.
Ludiomil (Maprotiline Hydrochloride) 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.