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A 22-year-old male asked:

List of all medications that can help with nardil (phenelzine) anorgasmia

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Very short list: Being an MAO inhibitor, Nardil can cause many interactions with medicines that would be safe to try otherwise. Wellbutrin (bupropion) is commonly used to overcome ssri-induced anorgasmia, but isn't safe to use with nardil. Might you & your doctor consider reducing your Nardil dose to see if this helps, but doesn't cause your other symptoms to return? I hope my colleagues will have additional ideas . .
Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Some: I agree with dr. Pappas that a dose adjustment may be a good solution. There have been also case reports in the literature of spontaneous remission of this side effect. Further there have been reports of successfully using a Dopamine agonist such as amantadine to attempt to address the side effect. Good luck.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Thanks for adding another suggestion, Dr. Reynolds . . . I read something in Kaplan & Sadock about Nardil + Amantadine causing BP elevation. I guess with great caution & monitoring, though???
Aug 23, 2012
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Thanks for adding another suggestion, Dr. Reynolds . . . I read something in Kaplan & Sadock about Nardil + Amantadine causing BP elevation. What have the reports you've found, said about that?
Aug 23, 2012

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