lecture 4 (6) - Maprotiline Definition Maprotiline is an...

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Maprotiline Definition Maprotiline is an oral antidepressant. It is a member of the tetracyclic antidepressant family of compounds. In the United States, it is sold under the trade name Ludiomil. Purpose Maprotiline is an antidepressant intended for use by persons with depressive neurosis and bipolar syndrome. It is also occasionally used for the relief of anxiety associated with depression. Description Maprotiline elevates mood. The precise pharmacological mode of action is not fully understood but it is thought to inhibit the reuptake of the neurotransmitter norepinephrine at nerve endings in the brain . It is prescribed in 25-, 50-, and 75-mg tablets. Recommended dosage The recommended initial dosage of maprotiline is 75 mg, given by mouth in three 25-mg administrations. The initial dosage should be maintained for at least two weeks. Therapeutic results maybe observed in three to seven days. Typically, initial administration may have to be continued for two to three weeks before results are observed. The recommended total dosage is 150 mg per day. Dosage should be increased 25 mg at a time.
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2012 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.

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