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What are effects of nardil (phenelzine)?

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Dr. John Moranville
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Antidepressant: Nardil (phenelzine) aka Phenelzine is an antidepressant called MAO inhibitors which increase norepinephrine, dopamine, and serotonin. Requires careful monitoring and has dietary restrictions. Eating cheese, yogurt, dry sausage, liver, sauerkraut, chocolate, caffeine or drinking alcohol or non-alcoholic beer or wine may cause a hypertensive crisis. Many medications should also be avoided. Talk to your doctor.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Side effects ??: Side effects of Nardil may include insomnia, dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue,weakness, GI upset, dry mouth, constipation, decreased urination & anorgasmia. There is a significant danger of a hypertensive crisis if one takes Parnate and eats food containing Tyramine.

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