Information about Agomelatine

Agomelatine Uses

Agomelatine is used in the treatment of depression.

How Agomelatine works

Agomelatine is a melatonin agonist. It works by resynchronizing the sleep-wake cycle that is disturbed in depression.

Common side effects of Agomelatine

Headache, Dizziness, Fatigue, Anxiety, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Sleepiness, Increased liver enzymes, Abnormal dreams, Gastrointestinal disturbance, Weight gain
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Expert advice for Agomelatine

  • You have been prescribed Agomelatine for the treatment of depression.
  • It may take a few weeks for this medicine to start working. Keep taking it as prescribed.
  • It should be taken at bedtime.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Agomelatine can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking this medicine as that may lead to increased side effects.
  • You may need regular blood tests to monitor your liver and kidney functions while you are taking this medication.
  • Inform your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or develop suicidal thoughts.


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