is one of a group of antidepressant drugs that are extremely volatile when combined with other drugs and even some simple food substances.
They include Celontin, chloramphenicol injection, Choledyl, Dilantin, Humatin, Ketalar, Loestrin 1/20, Lopid, Milontin, Nardil
, Nipent and Zarontin.
Their main targets are women and anyone else who has the misfortune of being labelled 'depressed,' 'manic-depressive' or 'suicidal.' Some of the better known antidepressants prescribed in Canada and the USA are Elavil, Desyrel, Sinequan, Tofranil and Nardil
. Take a look at the common effects or adverse reactions shown in the sidebar (page 14).
Antidepressants first appeared on the market in the 1950s and came in basically two varieties: tricyclics, such as Elavil and Tofranil, and monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), such as Nardil
4) Educate yourself about foods that may interact negatively with drugs you are taking, such as the dangers of consuming smoked salmon or aged cheese with the monoamine oxidase (MAQ) inhibitors Nardil
or Parnate; 5) Factor in your consumption of drugs such as caffeine and alcohol when considering drug interactions; 6) Use medication containers that help you track your daily drug regimen; and 7) Promptly report to your doctor any disturbing symptoms that occur after you begin taking a new drug.
In a comparison of phenelzine (Nardil
) to haloperidol, phenelzine was more effective in targeting intropunitiveness, general anxiety, obsessive-compulsive symptoms, or depression, but no differences were found in treating paranoia or rejection sensitivity.
If this doesn't achieve the desired results, the next step is a monoamine oxidase inhibitor, such as phenelzine (Nardil
), or a reverse inhibitor of monoamine oxidase A, such as moclobemide.
The MAOIs currently available in the United States are phenelzine (Nardil
), isocarboxazid (Marplan), and tranylcypromine (Parnate).
It should not be taken by people on Nardil
or other antidepressants containing phenelzine, or by anyone taking allergy or cold remedies containing phenylpropanolamine.
Avoid foods (Marplan) free) or foods rich in rich in tyramine: aged phenelzine (Nardil
) tyramine can lead to a cheeses and meats, tranylcypromine dangerous increase in beer, lava beans, (Pamate) blood pressure, sauerkraut, soy sauce, wine.
Very few people experience truly dangerous side effects with Prozac--a situation not true of Prozac's predecessors such as Nardil
He was prescribed Nardil
but has become quarrelsome.