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A 40-year-old member asked:

Can you take nardil (phenelzine) if you are also taking ritalin?

3 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Not advisable: As your blood pressure may rise to potentially lethal levels.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Nardil (phenelzine): Not advised, due to increase agitation.
Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Never, unless.......: The two medications in combination are contraindicated, however I am aware of very, very experienced psychopharmacologists who do combine these medications when necessary. When this is done they initially check blood pressures daily and monitor closely.
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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However, both must be started simultaneously.
Aug 31, 2013

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Can you take nardil (phenelzine) if you also take ritalin?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Shukhman
Psychiatry 32 years experience
No, but ...: Generally speaking, this is an important contraindication. The combination can suddenly increase your blood pressure. On the other hand, some skilled doctors are using the combination for treatment resistant depression, for injectable headaches etc. Ask your doctor if he has any experience with this first.

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