MAPROTILINE (Oral) (Tablet)

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MAPROTILINE (Oral) (Tablet) Drug and Prescription Information

MAPROTILINE (Oral) (Tablet)

MAPROTILINE (Oral) (Tablet) Medication Classification


MAPROTILINE (Oral) (Tablet) Brandname

MAPROTILINE (Oral) (Tablet) is used for the Treatment

Maprotiline (ma-PROE-ti-leen) Treats depression and anxiety.Belongs to a class of a drugs called tetracyclic antidepressants.

When To Not Use MAPROTILINE (Oral) (Tablet)

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to maprotiline. Check with your doctor before taking this medicine if you have seizures (epilepsy), if you have recently had a heart attack, or if you are taking monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors such as Marplan®, Parnate, Nardil®.

How Should You Use MAPROTILINE (Oral) (Tablet)


  • Your doctor will tell you how much to take and how often. Take this medicine exactly as ordered by your doctor.
  • Do not stop taking maprotiline suddenly without first asking your doctor.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Take the missed dose as soon as possible.
  • If it is almost time for your next regular dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

Proper MAPROTILINE (Oral) (Tablet) Storage

Store MAPROTILINE (Oral) (Tablet) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep MAPROTILINE (Oral) (Tablet) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using MAPROTILINE (Oral) (Tablet)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Do not drink alcohol while taking this medicine.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are taking other medicines that could make you drowsy, such as sleeping pills, tranquilizers, cold and allergy medicines, and pain killers.

MAPROTILINE (Oral) (Tablet) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have had heart problems, overactive thyroid, glaucoma, or if you have trouble urinating.
  • Maprotiline may make you drowsy or dizzy. Be careful driving a car or operating machinery.

MAPROTILINE (Oral) (Tablet) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Skin rash, hives, or itching
  • Seizures
  • Irregular or rapid heartbeat
  • Psychosis (delusions, paranoia)
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Drowsiness, dizziness, or tiredness
  • Nausea, upset stomach, dry mouth
  • Constipation
  • Trouble urinating
  • Changes in vision such as trouble focusing
  • Weight gain

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