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

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Dr. Mark Shukhman
Addiction Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mark Shukhman
Dr. Mark Shukhman
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