Mixing Ludiomil and Alcohol
When taking any form of medication, it’s important to discuss potential side effects and interactions with your healthcare provider. Your new and existing medications may be affected when combined with other medications you take or other substances such as drugs or alcohol. Mixing some medication with alcohol can cause side effects, interactions and blackouts.
What about Ludiomil? The following information will offer some insight about Ludiomil, including possible side effects. It will also detail side effects, interactions and potential blackouts that may occur as a result of drinking alcohol when taking Ludiomil.
Ludiomil, also known by the generic name maprotiline, can be used to treat anxiety and depression. Ludiomil belongs to a classification of medications known as tetracyclic antidepressants — so named for their chemical structure — and affects chemicals in the brain that may be out of balance for people affected by depressive disorders.
Common side effects of maprotiline include drowsiness, dizziness, dry mouth, blurred vision, constipation or trouble urinating. Some less-common side effects of Ludiomil include light-headedness, confusion or hallucinations, unusual thoughts or behavior and memory problems. You should take extra caution when driving, operating machinery or doing other activities that require high levels of attention and awareness until you know how maprotiline will affect you.
What about drinking alcohol while taking maprotiline? Are there potential side effects, interactions and blackouts if you drink while on taking Ludiomil?
Ludiomil works by affecting the chemicals in your brain. As such, maprotiline already impacts your nervous system, which is why it carries potential side effects to your nervous system.
You may not know it, but alcohol affects your brain as well. Drinking alcohol depresses your central nervous system and may slow your brain’s function, impairing your judgment, vision and alertness. Alcohol can dull your senses and affect your ability to concentrate.
Given that both alcohol and maprotiline affect your brain function, drinking alcohol while taking Ludiomil is not recommended. Alcohol can increase the likelihood that you’ll experience the potential effects maprotiline has on your nervous system: drowsiness, dizziness and blurred vision.
Alcohol intake may also increase the intensity of the potential nervous system side effects maprotiline can have. Consuming alcohol while taking Ludiomil may also cause difficulty concentrating and may affect your memory, thinking and judgment. Alcohol intake should be limited or avoided altogether when you are taking maprotiline.
You should not drink alcohol while taking Ludiomil.
Alcohol depresses your central nervous system and slows your brain’s function. Maprotiline alone can cause drowsiness, dizziness, confusion or hallucinations, unusual thoughts or behavior, and memory problems. Drinking alcohol while taking maprotiline can increase the likelihood and intensity of these side effects.
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