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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. Bernard Seif
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...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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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 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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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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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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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

Dr. Mark Shukhman
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Phenelzine (Definition)

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


Dr. Mark Shukhman
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Nardil (Definition)

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