Ludiomil FAQ

Ludiomil is an oral tetracyclic (TeCA) antidepressant prescription-based drug, commonly used for the treatment of depression – in particular depression associated with anxiety or agitation (such as with bipolar disorder). Other conditions that Ludiomil (maprotiline) is prescribed for include panic disorder, insomnia, tension, and neuropathic pain. It works by increasing particular naturally-formed chemical substances in the brain that are needed to maintain positive mental balance.

Caution needs to be taken for individuals with schizophrenia as psychotic conditions may worsen when taking this medication. Also, people with bipolar disorder should not take this drug during a manic phase as it can worsen the disorder’s associated mania. Ludiomil is not typically recommended for adolescents and young adults as it may increase the risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior.

Aside from a wide range of drugs that Ludiomil may have negative interactions with, withdrawal symptoms are often encountered if treatment is abruptly stopped. These symptoms can include depression, mania, insomnia, agitation, and anxiety – ironically all conditions the drug was meant to alleviate. As such, while this drug is considered non-addictive, it can be habit forming as the user may be reluctant to stop using Ludiomil just to avoid these symptoms. For this reason, a gradual reduction in dosage is recommended by health care providers to suppress withdrawal symptoms.

Whether you use the prescription drug Ludiomil yourself or know someone who does, you may have questions about it. For answers, select a frequently asked question or call a representative from The Recovery Village to learn more.