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Dr. Mark Shukhman
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Phenelzine (Overview)

Phenelzine is a miscellaneous anti-infective agent which is a kind of antibiotic and antimicrobial.


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Is it safe to take phenelzine while pregnant?

Is it safe to take phenelzine while pregnant?

Maybe, maybe not: Phenelzine is a class c which means there is some possible evidence of fetal effects, but no controlled studies have been done. Most medications are in this class. As with any medication, it is important to weigh the risk to both yourself and your baby compared to the benefit. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Shukhman
25 doctors shared insights

Phenelzine (Overview)

Phenelzine is a miscellaneous anti-infective agent which is a kind of antibiotic and antimicrobial.


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What are effects of nardil (phenelzine)?

What are effects of nardil (phenelzine)?

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. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how safe is the nardil (phenelzine) medication?

Can someone tell me how safe is the nardil (phenelzine) medication?

Yes, but ...: If you take nardil, (phenelzine) you need to avoid certain foods and certain medications. In some people, it can lower blood pressure. Otherwise, it is pretty safe. Of course, read the package insert for the "legal answer". ...Read more

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How can I help nardil (phenelzine) withdrawal ?

How can I help nardil (phenelzine) withdrawal ?

Yep, help available: Every medication contains chemicals that can cause adverse reactions in our body. Some side effects are physical--nausea or blurred vision, while others can adversely affect our mood and emotions. MAOI’s affect numerous bodily functions, stopping Nardil (phenelzine) incorrectly can adversely affect many areas simultaneously. Gradual dose reduction ( tapering), reduces withdrawal. Do not use SSRI for 2 wks +. ...Read more

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What can I take for the common cold if I also take nardil (phenelzine)?

What can I take for the common cold if I also take nardil (phenelzine)?

Avoid stimulants: The legally correct answer would be "use something like www.Drugs.Com for drug-drug interaction. The practical answer is: avoid caffeine -like an stimulants; you should also avoid antidepressants, but they are not likely a part of the cold medicine. Good luck. ...Read more

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

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

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

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

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. ...Read more

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What medicine can I try for social anxiety if nardil (phenelzine) fails?

What medicine can I try for social anxiety if nardil (phenelzine) fails?

Several options: There are a number of worthwhile meds that can facilitate improved social interaction w/ less anxiety. It takes more than meds though- you need a plan, you prob need expert counsel, & most especially u need lots of opportunity to "practice" being social. Do things with a social context- regularly! and, it may require >1med; getting the right med doses & multi-drug regimen is crucial & an expert md. ...Read more

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Which medicine can I try for social anxiety when nardil (phenelzine) fails?

Which medicine can I try for social anxiety when nardil (phenelzine) fails?

D/w provider: This is an issue that will need to be addressed with your psychiatrist. The doctors on the internet do not what past responses you have had to medications or your full history. Please d/w with prescribing provider. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Shukhman
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Nardil (Definition)

Nardil is a miscellaneous anti-infective agent which is a kind ...Read more