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Phenelzine Allergy In Children
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
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
Yes- may help!: As you likely know, one must be extremely careful when taking Nardil (phenelzine) because a wide variety of medicines & foods can dangerously interact with it. The foods that create problems are high in the Amino Acid tyramine. Probiotics don't contain much if any tyramine & may reduce the population of enterococcus faecalis, an intestinal bacteria that coverts tyrosine to tyramine, so probiotics may help! ...Read more
Possibly: Nardil (phenelzine) is a great medication. Many of my patients ended up on it and do not want to change it to anything else. At the same time, if you are on nardil, (phenelzine) you need to avoid certain foods and certain other medications. You cannot also switch from your current antidepressant to Nardil (phenelzine) directly: you have to wait for about two weeks. Otherwise, it is very well worth trying. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Is one of the medications that belongs to maoi class. A wonderful group of medications that is not used now much because it was felt that the medications have less side effects. Some of the new doctors have no experience with these medications.
Notoriously, people who benefited from one of these medications, like them very much and do not want to change. ...Read more
Somewhat depends: All three have been used for more than 40 years. Nardil needs to be taken in context of care diet modification, but it works quite well. Mellaril is an antipsychotic used for years and years, until eli lilly got scared of Geodon (ziprasidone) and forced the fda to study other antipsychotics for qtc changes. Again, quite safe. Norpramin is despiramine, one of the first antidepressants; again, used for years. ...Read more
The psychiatrist put me on nardil (phenelzine) (I went off celexa 5 weeks ago). Is this drug more effective?
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
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
Wean of nardil (phenelzine):
Do it under medical supervision and slowly. It also depends how long you have been taking nardil, (phenelzine) and what dosage. I can not advice you without knowing what dose and how many years you have been taking Nardil (phenelzine) and what other meds you are taking. But as a rule for weaning any psychiatr med is to take your time and go slow and under direction of your physician
it is to be done slowly and under supervisio. ...Read more
Nardil (phenelzine) is one of the medications that belongs to maoi class. A wonderful group of medications that is not used now much because it was felt that the medications have less side effects. Some of the new doctors have no experience with these medications.
Notoriously, people who benefited from maoi, like them very much and do not want to change.
Nardil (phenelzine) can be used for all of the above. ...Read more
NO: Both Simvastatin and similar drugs as well Erythromycin increase the level of Warfarin which can lead to serious health consequences, so if absolutely necessary, it has to be done under strict and close medical supervision with frequent monitoring of blood parameters. The interaction has to be taken seriously ...Read more
Desipramine is an old medication from the tca group. It is relatively norepinergic, that can possibly increase motivation. Nardil (phenelzine) belongs to the group of maoi, which are supposed to increase all three neurotransmitters, promote alertness etc., which also can improve motivation. I normally let my patients to try both and choose.
(nb! Cannot be taken in the same time!). ...Read more
Exposure + Genes: One needs both a genetic component and "exposure" to a said allergen to develop an allergy. There is a growing support over the past 20 years, that growing up in an environment which is "too clean" can also lead to development of allergies down the road. Either way, allergies are on the rise. ...Read more
Nut allergy: Maybe. Your children may have inherited genes from you that make them more likely to develop an allergy, but they do not inherit a specific allergy to a food e.g. Nuts. The children have to be exposed to food proteins in the diet, before an allergy can develop. Once one develops an allergy then they are always allergic and need proper medical attention to prevent severe problems. ...Read more
Allergy tests: There are several types of testing. Some involve certain types of blood tests. Another method is to do a series of skin tests done by pricking the skin and applying different allergens. Other tests are provocative tests that can involve challanging the patient with allergic materials. Testing should be done by doctors specializing in allergy to obtain the best results. ...Read more
Skin & blood tests: Prick testing with allergenic extracts or fresh foods can help confirm allergy, as can blood tests for specific ige antibodies (rast-type tests). However, both types of testing can produce false positive results, and confirmation with food challenges may be needed. ...Read more
Not exactly: The ability to react to certain proteins in an allergic way is passed on from parents to their children, but a specific allergy is not. So if a mom is allergic to pollen and the dad is allergic to fire ants, their child may develop allergies but it may be to a food instead. If 1 parent has allergies, the child is 50% likely to develop allergies, but it's a 75% chance if both parents are allergic. ...Read more