Isocarboxazid

 

Brand: Marplan

Application: Depression

 

Forms of isocarboxazid

  • Tablet

 

Isocarboxazid drug information

The correct amount and method of taking Isocarboxazid

Contraindications to the use of isocarboxazid

Consumption of isocarboxazid during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of Isocarboxazid on driving

Isocarboxazid drug interactions

Warning about taking Isocarboxazid

Side effects of isocarboxazid

Side effects of Isocarboxazid overdose (isocarboxazid poisoning)

Storage conditions of Isocarboxazid

 

 

Isocarboxazid drug information

Isocarboxazid belongs to a group of medicines called antidepressants (monoamine oxidase inhibitors). The exact cause of depression is not known. It can be caused by any obvious cause or event in life, such as a relationship problem, death, or a specific illness. Depression causes you to constantly have a bad mood and also causes other symptoms that interfere with your daily activities.

Brain cells (neurons) called neurons secrete chemicals (called neurotransmitters) that have a stimulating effect on other neurons. This process creates an electrical pulse through which many brain functions are performed. Isocarboxazid is thought to be associated with specific brain chemicals that may be involved in causing depressive symptoms. It interferes and this drug can be very useful for improving the mood of depressed people.

 

The correct amount and method of taking Isocarboxazid

  • Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with this medicine. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive medication information about the drug and its possible side effects.
  • The dose and amount of Isocarboxazid varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your psychiatrist has told you. The dose of this drug is prescribed based on the patient's recovery and condition; It is usually given 2-4 times a day.
  • This medicine should not be taken more than 60 mg per day.
  • Take isocarboxazid regularly and at a set time (with or without food) with some water.
  • If you forget to take your daily dose at the right time but soon forget, take the medicine; But if you remember when the next dose is near the hour, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.

 

Contraindications to the use of isocarboxazid

  • Note the expiration date of the isocarboxazid drug and do not take it if the expired drug is out of date.
  • Never give isocarboxazid to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
  • Check for drug interactions with isocarboxazid, and if you are using a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

 

Consumption of isocarboxazid during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily and without consulting your doctor. Taking isocarboxazid during pregnancy can be dangerous for the fetus.

 

The effect of Isocarboxazid on driving

Isocarboxazid can make you feel dizzy and drowsy. Avoid driving until these symptoms go away.

 

Isocarboxazid drug interactions

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Some medications that may interact with this medication include: Other antidepressants (including maprotiline, mirtazapine, nefazodone), amitriptyline, nortriptyline, appetite suppressants (such as diethylpropion), and attention deficit medications (e.g. Atomoxetine, methylphenidate), apraclonidine, bupropion, busiprone, carbamazepine, cyclobenzaprine, dio-tetrabenazine, dextromethorphan, Certain drugs for high blood pressure (such as guanthidine, methyl dopa, beta-blockers (such as atenolol, clonidine), some drugs (such as fentanyl, meperidine, methadone, tapentadol), certain drugs for Parkinson's disease (such as entacapone, levodopa, tolcapone), Tetrabenazine, migraine drugs "triptans" (such as sumatriptan, rizatriptan), tramadol, valbenazine.

Isocarboxazid can cause serious drug interactions with MAO inhibitors, which can even lead to death. Do not use rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine. Most MAO inhibitors should not be used until 2 weeks before and after starting isocarboxazid.

If you take serotonin-boosting drugs with phenelzine, your risk of serotonin toxicity increases. Tell your doctor if you are using these referees. These drugs include:

Street medications such as MDMA / "ecstasy", St. John's wort, specific antidepressants (including SSRIs such as citalopram / paroxetine, SNRIs such as duloxetine / venlafaxine). Keep in mind that the risk of serotonin toxicity syndrome increases when you increase the dose of these drugs or start using these drugs.

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking medicines that cause drowsiness, including: alcohol, marijuana, antihistamines (such as cetirizine, diphenhydramine), sleeping pills or anxiety medications (such as alprazolam). (alprazolam), diazepam, zolpidem, muscle relaxants, and analgesics and painkillers (such as codeine).

Check the labels on all your medicines (such as allergies or cough and cold medicines) because some of them are made up of substances that cause drowsiness. Ask your pharmacist how to use them so that you can use them safely.

 

Warning about taking Isocarboxazid

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking isocarboxazid:

  • If you are pregnant, planning to have a baby, or if you are breast-feeding.
  • If you have liver or kidney problems.
  • If you have a specific cardiovascular disease.
  • If you have high blood pressure.
  • If you have hyperthyroidism.
  • If you have diabetes.
  • If you have a history of severe and frequent headaches.
  • If you have a disease related to the nervous system such as Parkinson's or epilepsy.
  • If you have glaucoma (glaucoma - increased pressure inside the eye).
  • If you have any kind of mental health problems (especially bipolar disorder).
  • If you have an adrenal tumor called a pheochromocytoma.
  • If you have been taking antidepressants such as monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) for the past two weeks.
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.

 

Side effects of isocarboxazid

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed.

  • Vertigo
  • feeling sleepy
  • Sleep problems
  • Dry mouth
  • Constipation
  • Fatigue
  • feeling weak
  • Feeling anxious, heartburn, sleep problems, vision problems, chills, muscle stiffness, problems having sex, nausea, swelling of the feet and ankles, changes in appetite and weight, red eyes, headache: If you have such problems, see your doctor. See.

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to Isocarboxazid.

 

Side effects of Isocarboxazid overdose (isocarboxazid poisoning)

  • Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
  • If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.

 

Storage conditions of Isocarboxazid

  • Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
  • Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.
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