Manerix contains a medicine called moclobemide. This belongs to a group of medicines called antidepressants. Manerix is used to treat depression and social phobia. Manerix works by increasing the levels of important chemical messengers in your brain. This increase can help your depression or social phobia.
Always take Manerix exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor if you are not sure.
Manerix is not suitable for children or adolescents. Take your tablets at the end of a meal. Swallow each tablet with a drink of water.
For depression the usual starting dose is 300 mg a day, split into two - three doses. The maximum dose is 600 mg a day.
For social phobia the usual starting dose is 150 mg twice a day for three days. Your doctor will increase the dose to 300 mg twice a day.
For people with severe liver disease, your doctor will decide the right dose for you. This will usually be lower than the doses stated above.
If you take more Manerix than you should or someone else takes your medicine by mistake, talk to a doctor or go to a hospital straight away.
Take the medicine pack with you. If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is nearly time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
Even when you start to feel better, you should keep taking your tablets for as long as your doctor tells you to. Do not stop taking this medicine without t alking to your doctor first.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your d octor or pharmacist.
Do not take Manerix if:
Manerix is not suitable for children or adolescents Do not take Manerix if any of the above applies to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Manerix. Take special care with Manerix.
Check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking Manerix if:
If you are depressed and/or have anxiety disorders you can sometimes have thoughts of harming or killing yourself. These may be increased when first starting antidepressants, since these medicines all take time to work, usually about two weeks but sometimes longer.
You may be more likely to think like this if:
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines. This includes m edicines that you buy without a prescription and herbal medicines. This is because Manerix can affect the way some medicines work. Also some other medicines can affect the way Manerix works.
Do not take Manerix, and tell your doctor or pharmacist, if you are taking the following:
Do not eat large quantities of foods containing tyramine when you are taking Manerix. These include: Mature cheese, yeast extract, fermented soya bean products.
Do not take Manerix if you are pregnant, trying to get pregnant or are breastfeeding, unless your doctor has told you to.
The medicine can affect your ability to drive as it may make you sleepy or dizzy. Do not drive while taking this medicine until you know how it affects you. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure whether it is safe for you to drive while taking this medicine.
This medicine contains lactose, which is a type of sugar. If you have been told by your doctor that you cannot tolerate or digest some sugars (have an intolerance to some sugars), talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.
Some side effects could be serious. If you have any of the side effects listed below, stop taking this medicine and seek urgent medical advice:
Other side effects include the following, if they get serious, please tell your doctor:
Rare (affects 1 in 10,000 people):
Q: What should I do I forget a dose?
A: If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is nearly time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.