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Re: Maprotiline (Ludiomil):

Posted by Salilyn on June 26, 2001, at 5:06:31

In reply to Re: Maprotiline (Ludiomil): SalArmy4me, posted by Sunnely on June 25, 2001, at 19:54:27

Asendin is another drug, in my opinion, that's best left forgotten. In the early to mid-80's, my psychiatrist used it as an antidepressant, and as an antipsychotic (in his schizophrenic patients). Its antipsychotic properties, I think, are due to its dopamine-blocking action. I stopped it within several days because of its side effects, which can include extrapyramidal symptoms (e.g., dystonia).

Salilyn

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> Of the less-common side effects, maprotiline-induced seizures have received the most attention. Case reports have indicated that maprotiline, like the TCAs, can cause seizures at therapeutic doses. (Amoxapine or Asendin is also known to induce seizures at therpeutic doses


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