Information about Melitracen

Melitracen Uses

Melitracen is used in the treatment of depression and Anxiety. It is used in patients intolerant of or unresponsive to other treatment options for depression.

How Melitracen works

Melitracen is a tricyclic antidepressant. It increases the levels of chemical messengers in the brain that help in regulating the mood and treat depression.

Common side effects of Melitracen

Increased heart rate, Difficulty in urination, Dryness in mouth, Weight gain, Constipation, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
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Expert advice for Melitracen

  • It may take 4 to 6 weeks for Melitracen to start working. Keep taking it as prescribed.
  • It may cause sleepiness. Take it at bedtime and do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Melitracen as it may cause excessive sleepiness.
  • Monitor your weight during the treatment as this medicine can cause weight gain and increased appetite.
  • It may cause sudden drop in your blood pressure. Rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • Talk to your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or develop suicidal thoughts.

Frequently asked questions for Melitracen


Q. What is Melitracen used for?

Melitracen is used to treat depression and anxiety that is unresponsive to any other alternate treatment. It restores the chemical imbalance in the brain and enhances mood and behavior.

Q. What are the side effects of Melitracen?

The side effects of Melitracen are increased heart rate, blurred vision, dryness in mouth, weight gain, difficulty in urination, constipation and orthostatic hypotension (sudden decrease in blood pressure on standing). Please consult your doctor if these side effects do not go away or worry you.

Q. Can I just stop taking Melitracen?

No, you must not stop taking Melitracen suddenly even if you are feeling better as it may worsen your condition. Continue taking Melitracen for the duration prescribed by your doctor to get maximum benefit. If any of the side effects bother you, consult your doctor. In case you have completed your course of treatment, your doctor will reduce your dose gradually before taking you off this medicine completely.

Q. Is there anything I need to be careful about while on treatment with Melitracen?

Melitracen may cause drowsiness and dizziness, especially in the beginning of the treatment. Do not drive or work with tools or machinery if your alertness is affected. It is not advisable to drink alcohol during treatment with this medicine as it might worsen the drowsiness. Inform your doctor if you have any problems with your liver or kidneys. Let your doctor know about all the other medicines you are taking because they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding to prevent any harmful effects on the baby.

Q. Can Melitracen cause urinary problems?

Yes, Melitracen can cause urinary problems. It is more commonly seen in elderly patients who are above 65 years of age. The patient may face difficulty in passing urine which can further lead to a urinary tract infection. You should consult your doctor immediately if you develop these symptoms.


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