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What If I Take an Overdose?

People who take too much maprotiline may have overdose symptoms that could include:
  • Change in heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
  • Very low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Seizures
  • Drowsiness
  • Coma
  • Rapid heart rate (tachycardia)
  • Coordination problems
  • Vomiting
  • Blue skin
  • Restlessness or agitation
  • High fever
  • Muscle tension
  • Unusual body movements
  • Dilated (wide open) pupils
  • Loss of life.
An overdose of this medicine can be dangerous. If you happen to take too much, seek medical attention right away.
(Click Maprotiline Overdose for more information.)

How Should This Medication Be Stored?

Maprotiline should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. The tablets should also be kept in an airtight container.
Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children.

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

If you do not take your maprotiline as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if you usually take your dose at night, you may not want to make up the missed dose, due to the risk of drowsiness if the drug is taken during the day. Also, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose.

Available Strengths

Generic maprotiline tablets are available in the following strengths:
  • Maprotiline 25 mg
  • Maprotiline 50 mg
  • Maprotiline 75 mg.
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