If you are about to start Ludiomil, speak with your doctor about what you need to know.
Before starting the treatment your doctor should be informed about condition such as:
Allergy: Inform your doctor if you are allergic to any food, preservatives, dyes, or had an allergic reaction when you used this drug before.
Children: Maprotiline increases suicidal thoughts and actions in children more than adults. Children should be closely monitored for any new onset of depression, restlessness, and irritable behavior while using Maprotiline.
Elderly: It should be used with caution in an elderly patient as they are more sensitive to its effects like Drowsiness, dizziness or lightheadedness, confusion, vision problems, dryness of mouth, constipation, and difficulty in urinating.
Pregnancy: It is a category B drug. It is safe to use in pregnancy.
Breast Feeding: It can pass into breast milk and may harm your baby. If you are using Maprotiline while nursing, discuss it with your doctor for possible risk factors.
Drug Interactions: Maprotiline may interact with other drugs. Your doctor should be informed of any other medicines which you are taking. He may want to change the dosage or drug.
Some of them are listed below:
Thyroid medicines (levothyroxine) because the risk of maprotiline's side effects may be increased.
Sympathomimetic medicines (albuterol, pseudoephedrine) because the risk of their side effects may be increased.
Guanethidine or guanfacine because their effectiveness may be decreased by Maprotiline.
Several other conditions may reduce its effectiveness.
Make sure you inform your doctor of conditions such as:
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