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Moclobemide - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

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Information about Moclobemide

Generic Name : Moclobemide
Pronunciation : moe-KLOE-be-mide
Latest prescription information about Moclobemide. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y49.1 | Therapeutic Classification : Psychotherapeutics
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Moclobemide

India : 

International : 

Manerix
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Why is Moclobemide Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI), prescribed for depression and social anxiety. It blocks the action of monoamine oxidase (MAO) in the nervous system.

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When should Moclobemide not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with acute confusional states, patients under 18 years of age, concomitant use with Tricyclic antidepressants, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, other MAOIs, thioridazine, meperidine and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Moclobemide?

Oral: Adults—The recommended initial dose is 150 milligrams (mg) two times a day. Maximum: 600 mg.

How should Moclobemide be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Moclobemide?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney problems, liver disease, thyroid disease, high blood pressure, any allergy, suicidal thoughts, neuroendocrine tumor, over active thyroid, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

• Avoid alcohol consumption.

What are the side effects of Moclobemide?

  Most Common: Dry mouth, headache, sleeplessness, nausea, dizziness, tremor, agitation, restlessness, constipation, fast heart rate, sleepiness and low blood pressure.
  Central Nervous System: Anxiety, weakness, fainting and irritability.
  Gastrointestinal: Gastrointestinal pain, stomach discomfort, diarrhea, abdominal pain and vomiting.
  Genitourinary: Painful urination, urinary urgency, irregular periods and prolonged menstruation.
  Heart: Irregular heartbeats and high blood pressure.
  Miscellaneous: Blurred vision, bleeding in gums, skin rash, hives, itching and swelling.

What are the other precautions for Moclobemide?

Patient may develop with increased risk of suicidal thoughts, mental changes, if it so consult with your doctor.
Take proper diet.

What are the storage conditions for Moclobemide?

Store it at controlled room temperature and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.




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