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Nardil Medication - Uses & Side Effects

MAO is an enzyme and it is responsible for breaking down various neurotransmitters in the brain. So by inhibiting MAO, Nardil helps restore more normal mood states. Nardil also block MAO activity throughout the body, an action that can have serious, even fatal, side effects.

Nardil Dosage

  • For adult, the usual starting dose is 45 mg daily to 90 mg daily in 3 divided doses near the beginning of therapy .

Uses of Nardil

  • Nardil is a monoamine oxidase inhibitor used to treat depression as well as anxiety.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Nardil

Before taken Nardil medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Nardil. Side effects may include:

  • Constipation
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Headache
  • Liver problems
  • Low blood pressure upon standing
  • Sexual problems
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Stomach and intestinal problems
  • Water retention
  • Weight gain

Warnings and precautions before taking Nardil:

  • If you are taking Nardil, then you should consult with your doctor before you decide to have elective surgery.
  • If you stop taking Nardil abruptly, then you may have withdrawal symptoms such as nightmares, agitation, strange behavior, and convulsions.
  • If you are taking Nardil, then it may cause excessive stimulation in schizophrenic patients. So you should be used this medicine with extra caution.
  • You should also be avoided alcoholic beverages while you are taking this medicine.
  • After taken this medicine, you may feel dizzy or drowsy. So you should not participate in any activities that require full alertness such as car drive and operate machinery.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Nardil with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Nardil with other drugs. In addition, you should use blood pressure medications with caution when you are taking Nardil, because excessively low blood pressure may result include dizziness, fainting, and tingling in the hands or feet.


After taken Nardil if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Nardil overdose include:

  • Agitation
  • Difficult breathing
  • Dizziness
  • Faintness
  • Hallucinations
  • High fever
  • Irritability
  • Low blood pressure
  • Pain in the heart area
  • Sweating

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