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Phenelzine Dosage

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Mar 1, 2023.

Applies to the following strengths: 15 mg

Usual Adult Dose for Depression

Early phase treatment:


Maintenance:

Comments:

Use: Treatment of clinically characterized atypical, nonendogenous, or neurotic depression, especially in patients who have failed first-line treatments

Renal Dose Adjustments

Mild to moderate renal dysfunction: Data not available
Severe renal dysfunction: Contraindicated
Renal disease: Contraindicated

Liver Dose Adjustments

Liver dysfunction: Data not available
Patients with a history of liver disease: Contraindicated
Patients with abnormal liver function tests: Contraindicated

Dose Adjustments

Switching FROM:


Use during treatment:

Adverse reactions occurring during treatment:

Therapy should be withdrawn gradually to reduce the risk of withdrawal symptoms.

Barbiturates should be given at a reduced dose.

Older patients: Use with great caution, especially in patients receiving multiple drug therapies.

Overstimulation/excessive therapeutic action: The dose should be reduced OR a phenothiazine tranquilizer should be administered concomitantly.

Adverse reactions occurring during treatment (e.g., restlessness, insomnia, weakness, drowsiness, dizziness, dry mouth, nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain, constipation): The dose should be reduced OR the patient should be given a suitable concomitant medication.

Switching TO:

Precautions

CONTRAINDICATIONS:



US BOXED WARNINGS:
SUICIDALITY AND ANTIDEPRESSANT DRUGS:

Safety and efficacy have not been established in pediatric patients; this drug is not recommended for use in these patients.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Administration advice:


Storage requirements:

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Monitoring:

Patient advice:

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