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Chem mart Moclobemide

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Generic Name: Moclobemide
Product Name: Chem mart Moclobemide


Moclobemide is a drug used to treat major depression.


Moclobemide is the first of a new class of antidepressants known as reversible inhibitors of monoamine oxidase type A (RIMAs). Depression has been linked to a decrease of certain chemicals, called monoamines, in the brain. Monoamines are broken down by a chemical compound called monoamine oxidase type A. Moclobemide works by inhibiting this chemical, therefore increasing the amount of monoamines in the brain, and relieving depression.

Dose advice

  • Moclobemide tablets are either 150mg or 300mg
  • Tablets should be taken after meals, and should be divided into two daily doses.
  • The recommended initial daily dose is 300 or 450mg
  • Your treating doctor will then adjust the dose according to your response, to the recommended usual daily dose range of 300
  • 600mg/day – However, if you have liver disease your dose may be less than this



Common side effects

The following are a list of common side effects that people may find when taking this drug:

Uncommon side effects

The following are a list of side effects that have been reported by some people. Development of side effects depends on the individual and you may or may not experience some of the following:

  • Problems with memory
  • Confusion
  • Excitation/irritability
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Migraine
  • Indigestion
  • Flushing
  • Rash
  • Allergic skin reaction
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Dry skin
  • Urinary problems (increased or decreased frequency)
  • Tiredness
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Altered taste sensation
  • Visual disturbances

For further information talk to your doctor.

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Posted On: 22 July, 2003
Modified On: 1 January, 1970


Created by: myVMC