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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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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 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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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

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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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Is it safe to take probiotics with nardil (phenelzine)?

Is it safe to take probiotics with nardil (phenelzine)?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Phenelzine allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Phenelzine allergy?

Phenelzine allergy: Phenelzine is a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) antidepressant. It can interact with many different medications and foods. Allergic reactions can include difficulty breathing, hives and swelling of face, lips, throat, mouth or tongue. ...Read more

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Is it worth asking my doctor about switching my medicine to nardil (phenelzine)?

Is it worth asking my doctor about switching my medicine to nardil (phenelzine)?

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

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Is nardil (phenelzine) good for both depression or anxiety?

Yes: 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

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Can you please tell me how safe is the nardil, (phenelzine) mellaril, and norpramin medication?

Can you please tell me how safe is the nardil, (phenelzine) mellaril, and norpramin medication?

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

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The psychiatrist put me on nardil (phenelzine) (I went off celexa 5 weeks ago). Is this drug more effective?

The psychiatrist put me on nardil (phenelzine) (I went off celexa 5 weeks ago). Is this drug more effective?

Maybe.: Every individual is different. One medication may be more effective for one person, but not another. Celexa and Nardil (phenelzine) are in different classes. The former is an SSRI and the latter an MAOI. The former has tranquilizer properties and the latter does not. ...Read more

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Is nardil (phenelzine) used for social anxiety, general anxiety or depression?

Is nardil (phenelzine) used for social anxiety, general anxiety or depression?

Yes: 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

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Can I mix warfarin, simvastatin, erythromycin and phenelzine?

Can I mix warfarin, simvastatin, erythromycin and phenelzine?

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

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How do I wean off the nardil (phenelzine) antidepressant?

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

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Is it Safe to take nardil (phenelzine) a maoi inhibitor with levadopa?

Is it Safe to take nardil (phenelzine) a maoi inhibitor with levadopa?

Contraindicated: Never use this combination of drugs, because of high risk for dangerous interaction (e.g. acute hypertension and adjunctive effect of the medication). Hope it help. ...Read more

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