Maxerix is what is known as an antidepressant, and is used to treat depression.
Depression is mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and a loss of interest in many things that once brought you happiness. If affects the way you think, feel and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. It is one mood disorder that may require long term treatment.
Depression is believed to be caused by chemical imbalances within the brain. And this mediation works by bringing back the balance within the brain, to help you regain a more positive feeling about yourself and your life.
Moclobemide belongs to a class of antidepressants known as monoamine oxidase inhibitors.
This medication is taken by mouth, usually taken twice a day after a meal, or as prescribed by your doctor. Take this medication with a full glass of water and swallow the pill whole. Do not crush, chew or dissolve the tablets. Doing so may cause various side effects. It is important however, that you take this medication after you have eaten. If necessary you doctor may increase your dose after the first week.
Keep in mind that this medication may take a few days to several weeks to achieve the best effect and for you to gain the most benefit.
Do not stop taking this medication, even if you feel better. Discontinuing use of this medication may cause a relapse of the depression, and it may cause you some side effects as well.
Before taking this medication, it is best to advise your doctor if you are allergic to Moclobemide; or to any other medications or allergies in general.
Treatment with this medication does not require a special diet. However you should avoid consuming large amounts of foods, such as over 70 Grams of Marmite or 200 Grams of strong cheese. Report any sudden occurrences, such as ; Extremely fast or slow heart rate, headaches, neck stiffness, palpitations.
This medication may make you drowsy and perhaps a bit dizzy as well. Do not operate any heave machinery or drive when in this condition.
Moclobemide may cause symptoms of glaucoma (increased pressure in the eyes), such as blurred vision or eye pain or pressure, to become worse. If you have glaucoma, discuss with your doctor how this medication may affect your medical condition, and whether any special monitoring is needed.
Some of these side effects may occur when taking this medication; they are as follows; Constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, dryness of mouth, headache, nausea, and trouble sleeping. However if any of these effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor right away.
Tell your doctor right away if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: agitation, blurred vision and other changes in vision, racing and irregular heartbeat, disorientation, new or worsened emotional problems, slow heartbeat, slurred speech, stuff neck, severe throbbing headache, symptoms of low sodium levels, thoughts of self harm or hurting others.
However if you gain the following side effects, stop taking this medication at once and seek immediate medical attention if any of the following occur; signs of a hypertensive reaction (e.g., severe headache with confusion and blurred vision, nausea, vomiting, severe anxiety, difficulty breathing, severe chest pain, seizures), signs of a serious allergic reaction (e.g., abdominal cramps, difficulty breathing, nausea and vomiting, or swelling of the face and throat), signs of serotonin syndrome (too much serotonin in the body; e.g., fast or racing heartbeat, loss of coordination, agitation, decreased reflexes, rapid changes in blood pressure, fever, heavy sweating, confusion)
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
What happens if I suddenly stop taking this medication?
There may be a relapse in symptoms as well as side effects. You should speak your doctor before stop taking this medication.
What is the best dosage to take?
The diagnosis with your doctor will be able to determine the best dosage for your treatment. Work with your doctor closely for dosage and dosing schedules.
What happens if I miss a dose?
You should take the missed dose as soon you realize you have forgotten. If the forgotten dose is closer to your next scheduled dose, take the next schedule dose to avoid overlapping in dose.
What is the best way to store this medication?
This medication is stored at room temperature, and should be kept away from children and pets. Do not throw away this medication in the wastebasket. If you are uncertain how to dispose of this medication speak with your pharmacist for help in safely disposing of this medication.
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