Used for phobias, panic attacks and anxiety when all other anti-depressants have failed.
30 Mar 2011
Isocarboxazid is a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) antidepressant used when other antidepressants have failed. Where you given all the directions for this medications? The MAOI's are a bit tricky as far as interactions with other medications and with foods. Let me take your time to share a bit with you:
Blood pressure should be monitored frequently in all patients.
Therapy should be discontinued immediately upon the occurrence of palpitation or frequent headaches, which may be prodromal signs of a hypertensive crisis.
In general, patients should be advised to avoid protein foods in which aging or protein breakdown is used to increase flavor. Foods that should be avoided include: pickled herring, anchovies, caviar, liver, dry sausage, canned figs, dried fruits, avocados, overripe fruit, chocolate, soy sauce, broad bean pods, sauerkraut, cheese, particularly strong or aged varieties (cottage cheese and cream cheese are allowed), sour cream, yogurt, beer (including nonalcoholic beer), Chianti wine, sherry, yeast extract, and meat extract. Patients should also avoid use of over-the-counter medications such as cold and cough preparations, nasal decongestants (tablets, drops, or sprays), appetite control products, and tryptophan-containing preparations.
Please be cautious with this new medication, always consult with a doctor or pharmacist before starting a new prescription or over the counter medication.
I wish you the very best,
- Isocarboxazid Information for Consumers
- Isocarboxazid Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Isocarboxazid (detailed)
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