Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Neuro/psych

Ludiomil 

(maprotiline)

Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Neuro/psych
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Stabilizes your mood.

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Our bottom line

While Ludiomil (maprotiline) is part of the first choice of medicines to treat depression, it can cause drowsiness and dehydration.

Price and discounts
Best available price for 30 (50mg) tablets of maprotiline

Upsides

  • Ludiomil (maprotiline) is available in generic.
  • Ludiomil (maprotiline) doesn't cause sleep problems, unlike other medicines used to treat depression.

Downsides

  • Ludiomil (maprotiline) can make you very drowsy compared to other similar medicines.
  • Ludiomil (maprotiline) can cause weight gain, fainting, and make you feel dehydrated.
  • Stopping Ludiomil (maprotiline) suddenly without telling your doctor can be dangerous.
  • You might not notice changes in your mood until you've taken Ludiomil (maprotiline) for several weeks.
How it works

Ludiomil (maprotiline) is a tricyclic antidepressant. It raises the amount of norepinephrine in the brain, which is believed to be one of the chemicals that regulates mood.

What to expect when you take Ludiomil (maprotiline) for Depression

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Side effect rates for Ludiomil (maprotiline)

  • Dry mouth
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Constipation
  • Nervousness
  • Weakness & fatigue
  • Headache
  • Vision changes
  • Anxiety
  • Difficulty controlling movements

Risks and Warnings for Ludiomil (maprotiline)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • People under age 24

    Taking Ludiomil (maprotiline) can make you more likely to harm yourself or commit suicide, especially if you are younger and during the first few weeks of taking the medicine. If you or your child feel like they want to hurt themselves while taking Ludiomil (maprotiline), call the doctor right away.

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.

Means that some groups have a high risk of experiencing this side effect

Common concerns from people taking Ludiomil (maprotiline)

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  • Ludiomil (maprotiline) can cause weight gain, fainting, and make you feel dehydrated.