What is Maprotiline?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Ludiomil

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Maprotiline is a tetracyclic antidepressant, used to treat depression, bipolar depression, and anxiety.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Major depressive disorder 3 2
Bipolar I disorder 1 2
Chronic pain syndrome 1 3
Complex regional pain syndrome type I 1 3
Depressed mood 1 3
Dizziness 1 0

Show all 7 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 3
Mild 1
None 4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Maprotiline

Side effect Patients
Nightmares 1
Weight gain 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Maprotiline

Dosage Patients
100 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Maprotiline

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 4
Did not seem to work 2
Personal research 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Expense 1
Other 1
See all 8 patients who've stopped taking Maprotiline

Duration

Currently taking Maprotiline

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Maprotiline

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 7
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 8
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 6

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Maprotiline and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Sertraline (Zoloft) 1
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2 patient evaluations for Maprotiline

Jun 23, 2011 (Started May 26, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for bipolar I disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nightmares)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Side effects: nightmares

Jun 9, 2011 (Started May 26, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for bipolar I disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nightmares)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Side effects: nightmares

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 1, 2009 (Started Oct 17, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (increased consumption of sweet foods, weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Side effects: increased consumption of sweet foods, weight gain

  • 0 helpful marks
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