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    Information about Moclobemide

    Moclobemide uses

    Moclobemide is used in the treatment of depression.

    How moclobemide works

    Moclobemide increases the levels of chemical messengers in the brain that helps in regulating the mood and treat depression.

    Common side effects of moclobemide

    Nausea, Vomiting, Headache, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Dizziness, Dryness in mouth, Constipation, Restlessness, Diarrhea, Agitation
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    Dr. Swati Mishra
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Lalit Kanodia
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    13 Feb 2020 | 03:43 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Moclobemide

    • Moclobemide should be taken with food, preferably at the same time every day.
    • Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how Moclobemide affects you.
    • As a precaution, foods high in tyramine (e.g., aged cheeses, air-dried meats, soy sauce, tap/draft beers and red wines) should be avoided when taking Moclobemide, as it may cause an unsafe rise in your blood pressure.
    • Inform your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or develop suicidal thoughts.
    • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor.

    Frequently asked questions for Moclobemide


    Q. Is Moclobemide addictive?

    Moclobemide is non addictive

    Q. Is Moclobemide a sedative?

    Moclobemide has no sedative properties

    Q. Which neurotransmitter does Moclobemide target?

    Moclobemide targets norepinephrine, serotonin and, to a lesser extent, dopamine neurotransmitter

    Q. Does Moclobemide cause weight gain/ anxiety/ acne?

    Moclobemide may cause these side effects. Call your doctor if you experience any unusual problems during your treatment.

    Content on this page was last updated on 13 February, 2020, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)