Spanish Medicines and Sanitary Products Agency alert for anti-depressant Myolastan (tetrazepam)

I don’t know whether any readers will need to know this, but if they do, it could be important so I thought it worth posting. If anyone is taking Myolastan, which is a brand name for the anti-depressant tetrazepam, they should see their doctor immediately. As of 1 July, the Agencia Española de Medicamentos y Productos Sanitarios (Aemps), i.e.  the Spanish Medicines and Sanitary Products Agency, is withdrawing Myolastan from the market. The Agency has issued an alert that no-one should start to take the drug and anyone already on it should see their doctor for an alternative to be prescribed. From 1 July, Myolastan itself will no longer be prescribed or dispensed. Anyone who is or has been taking the drug should be on the lookout for serious skin reactions and go to their doctor immediately if any become apparent.


  1. I take tetrazepam already for one and a half year. I feel so good with it. My doctor, he is also anesthesist in the clinic of Knokke said that i may use it . He said :go to Sluis , there you can get it. But is that true,
    can you still get it there.Please help me!!!!!!!!!


  2. Author

    I’m afraid I really don’t know. I’m sorry I can’t help.

  3. Hi we lived in Tenerife back in 2012 and i needed to get some anti depressents which i ran out of but the ones i used back in the Uk were not avaliable i use Lofepramine can you tell me what the name is of the same over there as we are moving back and can i get them without a presciption

  4. Author

    It’s available in Spain, and is called Lofepramina, but I don’t know whether chemists can supply it without a prescription.

  5. I have come away on holiday for 2 months and have forgotten to pack enough medication can i go to a pharmacy with my repeat presciption i have from the UK and get them there

  6. Author

    I don’t think your British prescription will work here because their prescription systems are different. You might find that your medication doesn’t need a prescription in Spain and that you will be able to buy it over the counter. If not, you could of course at that point try to see if they’d accept your UK prescription, but in the end you might need to see a local doctor privately and get a private prescription.

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