Ludiomil uses include the treatment of depression and anxiety associated with depression. Occasionally, the medication can also be used "off-label" for treating other conditions, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), chronic pain, and bedwetting. Since the medicine has not been studied extensively in people under the age of 18, there are no approved Ludiomil uses for children or teenagers.
Ludiomil® (maprotiline hydrochloride) is a prescription medicine used for the treatment of depression (also known as major depression or clinical depression). It is also approved to treat anxiety associated with depression.
Depression is more than just "feeling sad." Common symptoms of depression include:
- Changes in sleep (sleeping too much or not enough)
- Eating too much or too little (and weight gain or weight loss)
- Having little interest in things that you used to enjoy
- Physical pain
- Feeling hopeless or worthless
- Suicidal thoughts.
Ludiomil has been proven in large clinical trials to help adults with depression. Often, people with depression also experience anxiety, and Ludiomil can help with both problems. However, keep in mind that many antidepressants (including Ludiomil) take several weeks to begin working. Sometimes, other people will notice an improvement in your depression symptoms before you do. Often, the physical symptoms of depression (such as pain or changes in sleep) will improve first, sometimes very quickly. It usually takes a few weeks before significant changes in mood occur. It is important to give Ludiomil a chance to work before becoming discouraged.
Counseling and therapy (see Psychotherapy for Depression) are often used along with antidepressant medication to treat depression. Ask your healthcare provider if counseling or therapy would be good options for you (see Depression Treatment).