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PHENELZINE is a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI). It is used to treat depression in patients who may also have anxiety. This medicine is usually only used when other medicines have not helped. Compare MAOIs.
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Phenelzine Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Tell your doctor if your symptoms do not get better or if they get worse. Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Because it may take several weeks to see the full effects of this medicine, it is important to continue your treatment as prescribed by your doctor.

This medicine can interact with certain foods that contain tyramine. The combination may cause severe headaches, a rise in blood pressure, or irregular heart beat. Foods that contain significant amounts of tyramine include aged cheeses, meats and fish (especially aged, smoked, pickled, or processed such as bologna, pepperoni, salami, summer sausage), beer and ale, alcohol-free beer, wine (especially red), sherry, hard liquor, liqueurs, avocados, bananas, figs, raisins, soy sauce, miso soup, yeast/protein extracts, bean curd, fava or broad bean pods, or any over-ripe fruit. Ask your doctor or health care professional, pharmacist, or nutritionist for a complete listing of tyramine-containing foods. Also, avoid drinks containing caffeine, such as tea, coffee, chocolate, or cola. After stopping this medicine, ask your health care professional how long you should continue avoiding these foods and drinks.

Patients and their families should watch out for new or worsening thoughts of suicide or depression. Also watch out for sudden changes in feelings such as feeling anxious, agitated, panicky, irritable, hostile, aggressive, impulsive, severely restless, overly excited and hyperactive, or not being able to sleep. If this happens, especially at the beginning of treatment or after a change in dose, call your health care professional.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol may interfere with the effect of this medicine. Avoid alcoholic drinks.

This medicine may cause dry eyes and blurred vision. If you wear contact lenses you may feel some discomfort. Lubricating drops may help. See your eye doctor if the problem does not go away or is severe.

Your mouth may get dry. Chewing sugarless gum or sucking hard candy, and drinking plenty of water may help. Contact your doctor if the problem does not go away or is severe.

Do not treat yourself for coughs, colds, or allergies without asking your doctor or health care professional for advice. Do not take any medications for weight loss without your doctor's approval. Some ingredients in these products may increase possible side effects.

This medicine may affect blood sugar levels. If you have diabetes, check with your doctor or health care professional before you change your diet or the dose of your diabetic medicine.

Tell your health care professional that you are taking this medicine if you are scheduled to have any surgery, procedure or medical testing. You should usually stop taking this drug at least 10 days before elective surgery.

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Common and Rare Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Chills

cold sweats

confusion

dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position

overactive reflexes

shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet

sudden jerky movements of the body

swelling

trembling or shaking of the hands or feet

Less common

Abdominal or stomach pain

actions that are out of control

burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings

change in consciousness

clay-colored stools

dark urine

decrease in frequency of urination

decrease in urine volume

difficult or troubled breathing

difficulty in passing urine (dribbling)

disorganized thoughts

dizziness

drowsiness

false or unusual sense of well-being

fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse

fear or nervousness

fever

general feeling of discomfort, illness, or weakness

headache

high blood pressure

increased sweating

irregular, fast or slow, or shallow breathing

irritability

itching

lack of emotion or feelings

loss of appetite

loss of consciousness

loud or fast speech

low blood pressure

muscle tremors

muscle twitching

nausea or vomiting

nervousness

no emotion or expression in speech

painful urination

pale or blue lips, fingernails, or skin

rapid, deep, or shallow breathing

rash

restlessness

seeing or hearing things that are not there

seizures

shakiness and unsteady walk

shortness of breath

slow or irregular heartbeat

stomach cramps

sweating

swelling of the feet or lower legs

talking, feeling, and acting with excitement

uncontrolled eye movements

unpleasant breath odor

unsteadiness, trembling, or other problems with muscle control or coordination

unusual paleness

unusual tiredness or weakness

vomiting of blood

weakness

yellow eyes or skin

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Constipation

decreased interest in sexual intercourse

diarrhea

dry mouth

inability to have or keep an erection

indigestion

loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance

loss of appetite

not able to have an orgasm

passing of gas

sleeplessness

stomach pain, fullness, or discomfort

trouble sleeping

unable to sleep

unusually deep sleep

unusually long duration of sleep

weight gain

Less common

Blindness

blurred vision

decreased vision

eye pain

redness, swelling, or soreness of the tongue

tearing

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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