Isocarboxazid Antidepressant : Marplan
Brand Name : Marplan
ISOCARBOXAZID (Marplan®) belongs to a class of drugs called monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs). Isocarboxazid increases the level of certain chemicals in the brain that help fight depression and other mood problems, including certain anxiety disorders. Isocarboxazid can interact with certain foods and other medicines to cause unpleasant side effects. You must know what foods and medicines to avoid (see below). Generic isocarboxazid tablets are not yet available.
Uses of Isocarboxazid
How to Take Isocarboxazid
Take this medicine as directed. It can be taken with or without food. Do not stop taking this medicine abruptly without consulting with your doctor.
What are the Side Effects of Isocarboxazid Medication
Dizziness, drowsiness, tiredness, weakness, problems sleeping, constipation, and dry mouth may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Warnings and precautions before taking Isocarboxazid Medication
What drugs may interact with Isocarboxazid Tablet
Do not take acetaminophen/ butalbital/ caffeine if you have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), or tranylcypromine (Parnate) in the last 14 days. Dangerous side effects could result.
What to do if you take Overdose of Isocarboxazid ?
Major overdosage may be evidenced by tachycardia, hypotension, coma, convulsions, respiratory depression, sluggish reflexes, pyrexia, and diaphoresis Symptoms of overdose include:
How to Store Isocarboxazid ?
Keep out of the reach of children in a container that small children cannot open.
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