Ludiomil Addiction and Abuse
Ludiomil is the brand name for maprotiline medication. Ludiomil is a prescription drug used to treat anxiety and depression. Maprotiline is part of the tetracyclic group of antidepressants. These antidepressants work by balancing the neurotransmitters in the brain. Ludiomil is most commonly used to treat major depression and anxiety but can also be used to help combat mood swings, agitation, panic disorder and neuropathic pain.
In order to avoid addiction to maprotiline, it’s important to take this medication only as prescribed by your doctor. Your doctor should know about any physical ailments, mental illness or past substance use history before prescribing this medication.
Typically, people prescribed Ludiomil will be instructed to take it orally one to three times a day. If only taking it once, try taking it before bedtime to avoid daytime drowsiness. Maprotiline should only be taken orally, never crushed, snorted or injected.
To avoid addiction and unwanted side effects, take your prescribed dose and do not skip days. For the full benefits, Ludiomil must be taken every day as directed. If taking sporadically, the antidepressant effects will not be as strong, and the side effects could be worse. It can be helpful to set an alarm or develop a routine which reminds you to take it at the same time each day.
The side effects of maprotiline include dry mouth, dizziness and drowsiness.
It is important not to drink alcohol when taking this medication. Alcohol can magnify the unwanted side effects of Ludiomil and increase suicidal thoughts. With all antidepressants, mixing alcohol and these pills can have dangerous and fatal consequences.
While taking any mind-altering substance, addiction is a possibility. Be on the lookout for signs of addiction when taking your maprotiline regularly. If you find yourself using Ludiomil more frequently than prescribed, you may not be addicted, but addiction is more likely.
If you notice your lifestyle is changing, you are constantly thinking about taking Ludiomil, or you are combining it with other substances to heighten the effects, you may be susceptible to addiction. Maprotiline addiction is a disease caused by misuse of this prescription drug and occurs when your body is dependent on this substance.
If you need or want to stop taking this medication, consult a medical professional first. Withdrawal symptoms, including suicidal thoughts, mood swings and drowsiness, can be severe during withdrawal. A medical professional can guide you on the right dosage and frequency to safely wean your body off of Ludiomil. If you are concerned that you are addicted to maprotiline, you can safely and effectively get off of this medication.
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