Aurorix 300mg Tablets 60
IMPORTANT NOTE – A VALID AUSTRALIAN PRESCRIPTION IS REQUIRED BEFORE THIS ITEM CAN BE SHIPPED
Drug Name: moclobemide
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What Aurorix is used for
The name of your medicine is Aurorix. It contains the active ingredient called moclobemide.
Aurorix belongs to a group of medicines called antidepressants. Antidepressants are used to treat depression and work on the central nervous system. They are thought to work by their action on brain chemicals called amines, which are involved in controlling mood.
There are many different types of medicines used to treat depression. Aurorix belongs to a group of medicines called reversible inhibitors of monoamine oxidase A (RIMA).
Your doctor, however, may have prescribed Aurorix for another purpose. Ask your doctor if you have any questions why Aurorix has been prescribed for you.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
Before you take Aurorix
Do not take Aurorix if:
* you have ever had an allergic reaction to Aurorix or any of the ingredients listed in the Ingredients section of this leaflet
* you are suffering from severe confusion
* you are taking clomipramine (Anafranil) or selegiline (Eldepryl)
* Taking Aurorix with the above medicines may cause a serious reaction called serotonin syndrome. This can cause a sudden increase in body temperature, high blood pressure and convulsions.
Do not take Aurorix after the expiry date (EXP) printed on the pack.
It may have no effect at all or, worse, an entirely unexpected effect if you take it after the expiry date.
Do not take Aurorix if the packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or if the tablets appear damaged in some way.
If you are not sure if you should be taking Aurorix, talk to your doctor.
You must tell your doctor if:
1. you are allergic to any other medicines, foods, dyes or preservatives
2. you have any other health problems including:
* liver disease
* high blood pressure
* mental illness other than depression
* thyrotoxicosis (a condition of excessive thyroid hormones)
* phaeochromocytoma (a rare tumour of adrenal gland)
3. you are pregnant or intend to become pregnant
4. you are breastfeeding or wish to breastfeed
Your doctor will discuss the risks and benefits of using Aurorix when pregnant and while breastfeeding.
Taking other medicines
Tell your doctor if you are taking any other medicines including any that you have bought from a pharmacy, supermarket or healthfood shop.
Some commonly used medicines that may interfere with Aurorix are
* cimetidine (Tagamet)
* serotonin agonists (eg buspirone, sumatriptan)
Other antidepressant medicines may interfere with Aurorix such as fluoxetine, paroxetine, sertraline, amitryptyline and nortriptyline.
Moclobemide may cause an additional drop in blood pressure if you are taking metoprolol.
Your doctor or pharmacist has a complete list of medicines to avoid while taking Aurorix.
If you have not told your doctor about any of the above, tell them before you start taking Aurorix.
How to take Aurorix
Use Aurorix exactly as your doctor has prescribed.
How much to take
Your doctor will tell you how many Aurorix tablets to take each day.
The usual dose is between 300 mg and 600 mg per day. The tablets are taken twice daily after meals.
How to take it
Tablets should be swallowed whole with a glass of water.
You should follow your doctor's instructions carefully if changing from one antidepressant to another and report any unexpected effects if they occur.
When to take it
Aurorix should be taken morning and evening at the end of your meal.
How long to take Aurorix
For depression, the length of treatment will depend on how quickly your symptoms improve. Most antidepressants take time to work so don't be discouraged if you don't feel better right away. Some of your symptoms may improve in 1 or 2 weeks but it can take up to 4 or 6 weeks to feel any real improvement. Even when you feel well, you will usually have to take Auror
Our preferred generic for this medication is listed below. A generic prescription medicine works in the same way as the existing medicine. What matters is the active ingredient, which is the same in the generic brands and the existing brand. Please click on it below to view the product(s).
Moclobemide Sandoz 300mg Tablets 60
There is generic brand to choose from in the table below. Generic Brands are less expensive brands that have been proven to have the same effect. Please select the desired brand.*
*Some Doctor's will have "no substitution permitted" endorsed on the script. Please check your prescription as generics are not available in this case.
Moclobemide Sandoz 300mg Tablets 60