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Parnate Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Parnate is a member of the class of drugs known as monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors. It works by increasing concentrations of the brain chemicals epinephrine, norepinephrine, and serotonin.

Parnate Dosage

  • For adults, the usual starting dosage is 30 milligrams per day.

Uses of Parnate

  • Parnate is used for the treatment of major depression.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Parnate

Before taken Parnate 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 Parnate . Side effects may include:

  • Blood disorders
  • Diarrhea
  • Insomnia
  • Muscle spasm
  • Nausea
  • Overstimulation
  • Rapid or irregular heartbeat

Warnings and precautions before taking Parnate :

  • If you have any following symptoms such as constriction or pain in the throat or chest, fever, irregular heartbeat, light sensitivity, sweating, or vomiting, then you should tell your doctor.
  • If you have kidney problems, then you should tell your doctor. Because your doctor may need to reduce your dosage of Parnate to avoid a buildup of the drug.
  • Parnate should also be used with caution if you have an overactive thyroid gland.
  • After taken this medicine, then you may feel dizzy, or drowsiness. So you should not participate in any activities that require alertness such as driving and operate machinery.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Parnate 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 Parnate with the following:

  • Anesthetics
  • Bupropion
  • Cough remedies containing dextromethorphan
  • Disulfiram
  • Guanethidine
  • Methyldopa
  • Over-the-counter weight reduction aids
  • Parkinson's disease medications such as Parlodel, Requip, and Sinemet
  • Reserpine
  • Sedatives such as Halcion, Nembutal, and Seconal
  • Tryptophan
  • Water pills such as HydroDIURIL

After taken Parnate 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 Parnate overdose include:

  • Agitation
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • High fever
  • Incoherence
  • Rigid muscles
  • Severe headache
  • Twitching
  • Weakness

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