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What to do if I have become tolerant to nardil, should I take parnate (tranylcypromine) or will that not work as it is in the same drug family as nardil?

What to do if I have become tolerant to nardil, should I take parnate (tranylcypromine) or will that not work as it is in the same drug family as nardil?

It is worth a try: These drugs are similar but not identical. The most important thing to remember about making the switch from one monoamine oxidase inhibitor to another is that you must wait at least two weeks from the time of completely stopping one until the time you start the next one for you have an extremely high risk of serotonin syndrome. I have personally seen a case like this before it was even known to occur. Six months later the cause was reported in a three case series from harvard. It is an important point that is not brought out much in the psychopharmacological literature because we don't use monoamine oxidase inhibitors as much as we used to. Best wishes and have a speedy recovery. ...Read more

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Is parnate (tranylcypromine) effective?

Is parnate (tranylcypromine) effective?

Absolutely: While no med works for everyone, historically maois including Parnate (tranylcypromine) are considered to be the most effective class of antidepressant, as they increase the amounts of all three major neurotransmitters thought to be involved in the treatment of depression. They are often only used when multiple agents have failed, thus they are working against a more difficult to treat illness, tempering this claim. ...Read more

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Is parnate (tranylcypromine) dangerous?

Is parnate (tranylcypromine) dangerous?

Parnate (tranylcypromine): It is an antidepressant in the group known as monoamine oxidase inhibitors. It has risks related to all maoi usage, and should be monitored by a physician. ...Read more

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Is 200mg of parnate (tranylcypromine) dangerous?

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Parnate (tranylcypromine).: Yikes. The usual recommended daily dose is 30 mg., in divided doses, and in few weeks if response is limited, maximum dose can go up to 60 mg. Daily.
Please contact your doctor before you do any increments in the dose. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever prescribed parnate (tranylcypromine)?

Has anyone ever prescribed parnate (tranylcypromine)?

Sure: What do you want to know? Because Parnate (tranylcypromine) is a MAO inhibitor, it requires a special restricted diet and careful attention to possible medication interactions. For this reason, it isn't used often. However, maois sometimes help when other classes of antidepressants don't, so it may be a good choice in select cases. ...Read more

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I have a lot of questions about parnate (tranylcypromine). What is good site?

Try these: For doctors: http://www. Drugs. Com/pro/parnate. Html http://www. Rxlist. Com/parnate-drug. Htm for patients: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0000572/ http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/tranylcypromine. ...Read more

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Can it be possible that the effects of parnate (tranylcypromine) could be mildly felt within the first few doses?

Can it be possible that the effects of parnate (tranylcypromine) could be mildly felt within the first few doses?

Possibly: You might feel the beginnings of effect from the first few doses of parnate, (tranylcypromine) especially with anxiety. ...Read more

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What is the side effects of parnate (tranylcypromine)?

What is the side effects of parnate (tranylcypromine)?

Lots: Like all maois it interacts with many medicines adversely. With tyramime it can cause a hypertensive crises also anticholinergic side effects--dry mouth constipation blurred vision hot flashes stranguria to mention a few! ...Read more

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I want to know what's the side effect of parnate (tranylcypromine)?

I want to know what's the side effect of parnate (tranylcypromine)?

MAOI: Parnate (tranylcypromine) is a MAO inhibitor used for depression, common side effects include dry mouth, dizziness, reduced urination, sometimes tremors and you must avoid alcohol and certain cheeses (that contain tyramine) with parnate, (tranylcypromine) taken together can result in seizures, strokes, and extremely elevated blood pressure. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take dextroamphrtamine with parnate (tranylcypromine)?

Is it safe to take dextroamphrtamine with parnate (tranylcypromine)?

Never, unless.......: The two medications in combination are contraindicated due to risk of hypertensive crisis, however I am aware of very, very experienced psychopharmacologists who do combine maois and stimulants when necessary. When this is done they initially check blood pressures daily and monitor closely. ...Read more

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How does parnate (tranylcypromine) cause emotional blunting/numbness?

How does parnate (tranylcypromine) cause emotional blunting/numbness?

Antidepressants: Patients being treated with antidepressants in general may complain of blunting of feelings. Usually the physician decreases the dosage a little and most of the time it improves.
some blunting of feelings is not medication induced and can be a sign of depression. this may require an increase rather than a decrease of medications.
good luck and feel better ...Read more

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Can it be possible for topamax (topiramate) and parnate to be taken together?

Can it be possible for topamax (topiramate) and parnate to be taken together?

Yes, it is, but: Www. Drugs. Com warns :during concomitant use of these drugs, patients should be monitored for potentially excessive or prolonged CNS and respiratory depression. Ambulatory patients should be counseled to avoid hazardous activities requiring mental alertness and motor coordination until they know how these agents affect them. Happy holidays. ...Read more

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What is the wash-out time when switching from 30mg parnate (tranylcypromine) to 45mg nardil?

Parnate (tranylcypromine) to Nardil: Parnate (tranylcypromine) and Nardil are monoamine oxidase inhitior (moa inhibitor)
at least need 2 weeks wash-out time when switching from Parnate (tranylcypromine) to Nardil to allow the clearance of Parnate (tranylcypromine) before the initiation of Nardil ...Read more

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Can you tell me if nardil stops working does that mean parnate (tranylcypromine) won't work for you?

Can you tell me if nardil stops working does that mean parnate (tranylcypromine) won't work for you?

It is worth a try: These drugs are similar but not identical. The most important thing to remember about making the switch from one monoamine oxidase inhibitor to another is that you must wait at least two weeks from the time of completely stopping one until the time you start the next one for you have an extremely high risk of serotonin syndrome. I have personally seen a case like this before it was even known to occur. Six months later the cause was reported in a three case series from harvard. It is an important point that is not brought out much in the psychopharmacological literature because we don't use monoamine oxidase inhibitors as much as we used to. Best wishes and have a speedy recovery. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Parnate allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Parnate allergy?

Parnate Allergy: Parnate (tranylcypromine sulfate) is a monoamine oxidase inhibitor used for the treatment of depression. It is rarely used anymore. Parnate use is contraindicated with many other medications and in the presence of a number of medical conditions. A diet low in tyramine content is required when Parnate is taken. Allergic reactions could include swelling of tongue, throat, lips, mouth, hives & diff ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to take Xanax (alprazolam) for anxiety if you are on parnate?

If prescribed: If xanax (alprazolam) is prescribed and monitored by your psychiatrist along with the parnate, yes you could take it. ...Read more

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Does parnate (tranylcypromine) cause any permanent damage to the brain? Please, need some answers?

Does parnate (tranylcypromine) cause any permanent damage to the brain? Please, need some answers?

No: Parnate (tranylcypromine) is an MAOI and stops break down of certain neurotransmitters. It has been around for more than 50 years, and no findings of permanent brain damage. You do need to adhere to a tyramine free diet which you can google or ask your physician for. ...Read more

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My life could not be more perfect but I am so depressed. The days I don't work I do not get out of bed. I am on parnate (tranylcypromine) have been for 27 years. I feel?

My life could not be more perfect but I am so depressed. The days I don't work I do not get out of bed. I am on parnate (tranylcypromine) have been for 27 years. I feel?

Try something new?: 27 years is a long time to be on any antidepressant. You missed all of the ssris, first released in the us in 1988, as well as newer non-ssri antidepressants. There are also augmentation strategies, non-medication treatments such as tms, and of course various types of psychotherapy. Not to mention lots of self-help strategies too. Why not go for a re-evaluation and consider a new approach? ...Read more

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I'm beginning an MAOI, parnate (tranylcypromine). Wondering if protein bars and powders contain Tyramine? I can't find information about this on-line or on packaging.

I'm beginning an MAOI, parnate (tranylcypromine). Wondering if protein bars and powders contain Tyramine? I can't find information about this on-line or on packaging.

Low tyramine diet: If no information on nutrition label of a protein bar or powder, go online to the product web site. Look for the manufacturer and call to ask. If in doubt, hold off eating any food that may interact with the Parnate (tranylcypromine). ...Read more

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What happens if I take Zoloft and a mao inhibitor like marplan, nardil, and parnate (tranylcypromine)?

What happens if I take Zoloft and a mao inhibitor like marplan, nardil, and parnate (tranylcypromine)?

Contraindicated: Taking a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (maoi), such nardil, marplan, or Parnate (tranylcypromine) with a serotonin selective reuptake inhibitor (ssri) such as zoloft is contraindicated. When taken together they can lead to serotonin syndrome. This potentially deadly syndrome may cause agitation or restlessness, fast heart beat, hallucinations, increased body temperature, loss of coordination, and nausea. Seek help! ...Read more

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Is there a leukotriene other than singulair that will not interact badly with maoi (parnate)? I need leukotriene for my asthma. I take maoi (parnate) for chronic depression. Recently became unemployed - no more health insurance. Ca no longer afford singul

Is there a leukotriene other than singulair that will not interact badly with maoi (parnate)? I need leukotriene for my asthma. I take maoi (parnate) for chronic depression. Recently became unemployed - no more health insurance. Ca no longer afford singul

Assistance program: There is another leukotriene pathway medication called zileuton cr, but it is brand-name only and requires monitoring liver function periodically. However, you should ask your doctor about the patient assistance programs through the drug manufacturers that make singulair (montelukast) and/or zileuton. They may help pay for part or all of the cost of the medication depending on your level of need. ...Read more

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

What is best pain medication?

There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

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Safest medication to take for pain?

ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more

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How can I dispose unused medications?

How can I dispose unused medications?

Several options: You can take them to your local pharmacy for proper disposal. Some medically oriented charities will also take medication for distribution to the disadvantaged. ...Read more

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