I did some research on it and it seems like it would be a good medication for someone who has high problems of depression and doesn't react well to antidepressants. I think I find it most intriguing because it has a stimulant factor to it as well and stimulants work well with me (no agitation or anxiety side affects). I wonder though if it could be used in addition to adderall, because I'm already taking adderall for ADD, I think the adderall helps with the depression a little too. Any advice would be great, thanks. Josh
If you have tried the other type antidepressants including SSRI's, SNRI's, DNRI's and tricyclics with no luck then the tranylcypromine, a MAOI, is a last resort. Of course, you know that there will be dietary restrictions with this med and it does react adversely with many other medications. In fact, the following link explains the interaction between this drug and the adderall:
This is a serious interaction so may not be the best option.
What other antidepressants have you tried?
Hello Josh. I was on a MAOI some years ago. Parnate. Tranylcypromine. It worked well, all be it a short time. about a year. My depression is refractory so medications don't do much, if anything for any given period of time. you must know, that theres a dietary and medication restrictions. Adderall, you'd not beable to take. The two interacting could likely put you to death. Your body will have to avoid all food and drinks that contain tryamine. And avoid is the word. Any tryamine, all be it ever so slight can cause you to go into a state of hypertension. Severe headaches, possibilty of having a stroke, and so on. It does well. Maoi has a good if not great great rate of success. I'd hazard to say that its rate might be as close to 80%. Downside, side effects and diet. Plus side, you're feeling almost like you're back to being yourself. Best of wishes,
- Tranylcypromine Information for Consumers
- Tranylcypromine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Tranylcypromine (detailed)
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