This medication is a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI), prescribed for depression and social anxiety. It blocks the action of monoamine oxidase (MAO) in the nervous system.
Contraindicated in patients with acute confusional states, patients under 18 years of age, concomitant use with Tricyclic antidepressants, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, other MAOIs, thioridazine, meperidine and hypersensitivity.
Oral: AdultsThe recommended initial dose is 150 milligrams (mg) two times a day. Maximum: 600 mg.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.
Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney problems, liver disease, thyroid disease, high blood pressure, any allergy, suicidal thoughts, neuroendocrine tumor, over active thyroid, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Avoid alcohol consumption.
Dry mouth, headache, sleeplessness, nausea, dizziness, tremor, agitation, restlessness, constipation, fast heart rate, sleepiness and low blood pressure.
Central Nervous System: Anxiety, weakness, fainting and irritability.
Gastrointestinal: Gastrointestinal pain, stomach discomfort, diarrhea, abdominal pain and vomiting.
Genitourinary: Painful urination, urinary urgency, irregular periods and prolonged menstruation.
Heart: Irregular heartbeats and high blood pressure.
Miscellaneous: Blurred vision, bleeding in gums, skin rash, hives, itching and swelling.
Patient may develop with increased risk of suicidal thoughts, mental changes, if it so consult with your doctor.
Take proper diet.
Store it at controlled room temperature and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.
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