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    Amineptine

    Information about Amineptine

    Amineptine uses

    Amineptine is used in the treatment of depression
    It is used in patients intolerant of or unresponsive to alternative treatment options for depression.

    How amineptine works

    Amineptine increases the levels of chemical messengers in the brain that help in regulating the mood and treat depression.

    Common side effects of amineptine

    Sleepiness, Increased heart rate, Blurred vision, Dry mouth, Weight gain, Difficulty in urination, Constipation, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)

    Available Medicine for Amineptine

    • ₹162
      Serdia Pharmaceuticals India Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Amineptine

    • The main dose should be taken at night as this drug may produce drowsiness or sleepiness.
    • It can take 4 to 6 weeks for Amineptine to start working.
    • You should continue the treatment for at least 6 months after you feel better to stop depression from coming back.
    • If your doctor asks you to stop Amineptine, you should reduce the dose slowly over 4 weeks. You should not discontinue it abruptly.
    • Avoid driving or operating machinery as it may decrease alertness.
    • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Amineptine, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
    • The addiction/dependence potential of Amineptine is very less.
    • It may be extremely dangerous in overdose.


    Content on this page was last updated on 16 June, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)