Maprotiline is used to treat and prevent depression, and sometimes other conditions.
Take maprotiline regularly as directed with a glass of water, usually at night-time.
Take the missed dose if you remember on the same day. If not, skip the dose and carry on as normal. Do not take two doses at the same time.
Some medicines available without a prescription may react with maprotiline including:
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products (e.g. St John's wort) or recreational drugs (e.g. ecstasy).
|Side Effects||Recommended action|
Fast or irregular heartbeat
Reduced number of blood cells that fight infections or help your blood to clot - symptoms include: fever, chills, sore throat or generally feeling unwell, or easy or unusual bruising or bleeding
|Tell your doctor immediately|
|Tell your doctor|
Drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision, headache
Strange or uncontrolled movements, muscle weakness
More sensitive to sunlight (sunburn or rash)
Changes in sexual function, trouble peeing
Dry mouth, weight gain, constipation
|Tell your doctor if troublesome|
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the MyMedicines Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Te Whatu Ora - Waitaha, New Zealand. October 2020
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