Phenelzine Oral Tablet 15Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Phenelzine 15mg Tablet
Greenstone Ltd
Pill Identification: PD 270 

What is this Medicine?

PHENELZINE (FEN el zeen) is a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI). It is used to treat depression in patients who may also have anxiety. This medicine is usually only used when other medicines have not helped.

Similar Brand Name Drugs : Nardil: Oral tablet (15mg)
CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Phenelzine: Oral tablet(15mg)
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*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
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Phenelzine Sulfate 15mg Tablet

NDC: 597620119
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Depression

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Psychotic Depression, Migraine Prophylaxis, Social Phobia (social Anxiety Disorder), Obsessive-compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Disorder

Storage Information
Store at room temperature (between 59 to 86 degrees F)
Phenelzine Sulfate 15mg Tablet
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Greenstone Ltd
Pill Identification: PD 270 
Shape: round
Color: orange

Reported Side Effects for Phenelzine Sulfate 15mg Tablet

Serotonin Syndrome Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Low White Blood Cell Counts Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Psychosis Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Incoordination Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Lupus-like Symptoms Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Delirium Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Coma Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Overactive Reflexes Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Elated Mood Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Impotence (erectile Dysfunction) Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Rapid Muscle Twitches Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Paresthesias Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Orgasm Dysfunction Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Blurred Vision Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Fainting Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Excessive Sweating Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Rash Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Fast Eye Movements Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Postural Low Blood Pressure Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Itching Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Retaining Urine Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Shaking Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Withdrawal Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Weight Gain Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Elevated Hepatic Enzymes Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Ejaculation Dysfunction Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Lightheadedness Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Fluid Retention Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Dry Mouth Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Drowsiness Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Constipation Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Phenelzine Sulfate 15mg Tablet

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Severe Lifestyle Interaction
Tyramine-containing foods and Phenelzine Sulfate 15mg Tablet(Phenelzine Sulfate)
Tyramine-containing foods and Monoamine oxidase inhibitors(Phenelzine Sulfate)
Avoid foods and beverages containing tyramine while taking this medicine. The following foods can cause sudden blood pressure increases and should also be avoided: aged cheese; yeast extract; protein extract; soy sauce; fava bean or broad bean pods; smoked meats; pickled meats; smoked poultry; pickled poultry; smoked fish (lox, smoked salmon); pickled fish (pickled herring); fermented sausage (bologna, pepperoni, salami, summer sausage); bananas; avocados; any over-ripe fruit. Selegiline products have specific guidelines. Dietary and beverage restrictions should continue for at least 2 weeks after stopping this medicine.
Severe Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Phenelzine Sulfate 15mg Tablet(Phenelzine Sulfate)
Alcohol and Monoamine oxidase inhibitors(Phenelzine Sulfate)
Alcohol interactions with this medicine can be serious and may cause increased sedation, increased blood pressure ('hypertensive crisis') or other side effects. Ask your health care provider for a list of items to avoid. You must adhere to all dietary restrictions. Alcoholic beverages to avoid include beer; wine; sherry; hard liquor; or liqueurs. Dietary and beverage restrictions should continue for at least 2 weeks after stopping this medicine.
Severe Lifestyle Interaction
Caffeine-containing Foods/Beverages and Phenelzine Sulfate 15mg Tablet(Phenelzine Sulfate)
Caffeine-containing Foods/Beverages and Monoamine oxidase inhibitors(Phenelzine Sulfate)
Do not take this medicine with caffeine-containing dietary supplements, medicines, foods or beverages without talking to your health care provider. Food, medicine, and dietary interactions can be serious. Rapid heartbeats or serious increases in blood pressure, known as "hypertensive crisis", may occur. Try to avoid or limit the intake of all items containing caffeine such as tea, coffee, chocolate, and cola. Do not take nonprescription medicines that contain Caffeine, like "stay awake" or weight loss products, including herbal diet aids. Caffeine restrictions should continue for at least 1 to 2 weeks after stopping this medicine.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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