Mental Health Home > Precautions and Warnings With Maprotiline
Before you start a new medication, make sure you are aware of the drug's precautions and warnings. With maprotiline, you should be aware of the possible side effects of the medicine, such as dry mouth, changes in blood sugar levels, and suicidal thoughts or behavior. Certain people should not take maprotiline, including those who are allergic to any components of the drug, have taken an MAOI within the past 14 days, or have recently had a heart attack.
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking maprotiline hydrochloride (Ludiomil®) if you have:
- Bipolar disorder or a family history of bipolar disorder (manic depression)
- A history of suicide attempts or suicidal thoughts
- Severe anxiety or agitation
- Had a recent heart attack
- Heart problems, including heart disease
- Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid)
- An upcoming surgery
- Bladder problems or difficulty passing urine
- An enlarged prostate (also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH)
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
- Are breastfeeding
- Drink alcohol regularly.
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you may be taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.