... 3half wks only 30mg a day but still anxious & apetite is like a yoyo
linje, are you ok? I don't like the sound of your symptoms & checked the interreactor checker for these two drugs. I will print it out for you below. If it were me, I would print it & take it to your doctor before continuing with this course & see what he thinks. Just my thought... Mary
Interactions between your selected drugs
propranolol ↔ phenelzine
Applies to: propranolol, Nardil (phenelzine)
MONITOR: Sympathetic ganglion-blocking or catecholamine-depleting agents such as guanethidine, reserpine, and monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors may potentiate the pharmacologic effects of beta-blockers, which are thought to competitively antagonize catecholamines at cardiac and other peripheral adrenergic neurons. Combining these medications may increase the risk of hypotension, orthostasis, bradycardia, and heart failure due to excessive reduction of sympathetic activity.
A case report describes two elderly patients who developed bradycardia less than 2 weeks after the initiation of phenelzine during treatment with a beta-blocker (nadolol 40 mg/day or metoprolol 150 mg/day). The pulse rates returned to normal following a 50% reduction of the nadolol dosage and discontinuation of metoprolol. In another report, a young woman developed marked orthostatic hypotension following the addition of pindolol 2.5 mg three times a day to an existing regimen of tranylcypromine. The pindolol dosage was reduced to 2.5 mg twice a day until her blood pressure stabilized, then slowly increased to 5 mg three times a day.
MANAGEMENT: Caution is advised if beta-blockers, including ophthalmic formulations, are prescribed in combination with sympathetic ganglion-blocking or catecholamine-depleting agents. Patients should contact their doctor if they experience dizziness, lightheadedness, syncope, bradycardia, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, edema, and/or chest pain.
Other drugs that your selected drugs interact with
•propranolol interacts with more than 400 other drugs.
•Nardil (phenelzine) interacts with more than 400 other drugs.
Interactions between your selected drugs and food
phenelzine ↔ food
Applies to: Nardil (phenelzine)
CONTRAINDICATED: Foods that contain large amounts of tyramine may precipitate a hypertensive crisis in patients treated with monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs). The mechanism is inhibition of MAO-A, the enzyme responsible for metabolizing exogenous amines such as tyramine in the gut and preventing them from being absorbed intact. Once absorbed, tyramine is metabolized to octopamine, a substance that is believed to displace norepinephrine from storage granules.
MANAGEMENT: In general, patients treated with MAOIs or other agents that possess MAOI activity (e.g., furazolidone, linezolid, procarbazine) should avoid consumption of products that contain large amounts of amines and protein foods in which aging or breakdown of protein is used to increase flavor. These foods include cheese (particularly strong, aged or processed cheeses), sour cream, wine (particularly red wine), champagne, beer, pickled herring, anchovies, caviar, shrimp paste, liver (particularly chicken liver), dry sausage, salamis, figs, raisins, bananas, avocados, chocolate, soy sauce, bean curd, sauerkraut, yogurt, papaya products, meat tenderizers, fava bean pods, protein extracts, yeast extracts, and dietary supplements. Caffeine may also precipitate hypertensive crisis so its intake should be minimized as well. At least 14 days should elapse following discontinuation of MAOI therapy before these foods may be consumed. Specially designed reference materials and dietary consultation are recommended so that an appropriate and safe diet can be planned. Patients should also be advised to promptly seek medical attention if they experience potential signs and symptoms of a hypertensive crisis such as severe headache, visual disturbances, difficulty thinking, stupor or coma, seizures, chest pain, unexplained nausea or vomiting, and stroke-like symptoms.
propranolol ↔ food
Applies to: propranolol
ADJUST DOSING INTERVAL: The bioavailability of propranolol may be enhanced by food.
MANAGEMENT: Patients may be instructed to take propranolol at the same time each day, preferably with or immediately following meals.
I have now stopped the propanalol, Joined social anxiety.com people on there also suffered nausea when first on Nardil untill tabs got fully into system anything between 4-8wks i seem to be on a lower dose to most ppl but that is all I was on previously and worked eventually. I never really suffered any side effects afterwards!!
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