There are 2 alcohol/food/lifestyle interactions with Parnate (tranylcypromine) which include:
tranylcypromine ↔ Alcohol (Ethanol)
Moderate Drug Interaction
Using tranylcypromine together with ethanol can increase nervous system side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience impairment in thinking and judgment. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with tranylcypromine. Do not use more than the recommended dose of tranylcypromine, and avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medication affects you. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medication without first talking to your doctor.
tranylcypromine ↔ food
Major Food Interaction
While you are taking tranylcypromine, you must not eat or drink certain foods and beverages that are high in tyramine. Eating these foods while you are taking tranylcypromine can raise your blood pressure to dangerous levels. This may cause life threatening symptoms such as severe headache, confusion, blurred vision, problems with speech or balance, nausea, vomiting, chest pain, seizure (convulsions), and sudden numbness or weakness (especially on one side of the body). Call your doctor at once if you have any of these symptoms. Foods that are high in tyramine include: air dried meats, aged or fermented meats, sausage or salami, pickled herring, and any spoiled or improperly stored beef, poultry, fish, or liver, red wine, beer from a tap, beer that has not been pasteurize, aged cheeses, including blue, brick, brie, cheddar, parmesan, romano, and swiss, sauerkraut, over the counter supplements or cough and cold medicines that contain tyramine, soy beans, soy sauce, tofu, miso soup, bean curd, fava beans, or yeast extracts (such as Marmite).
- Parnate Information for Consumers
- Parnate Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Parnate (detailed)
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