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phenelzine (generic name)

(FEN el zeen): A mao inhibitor - It is used to treat depression in patients who may also have anxiety
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Phenelzine Sulfate Oral tablet

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • breathing problems
  • chest pain
  • confused, excitable, restless, or nervous
  • enlarged pupils, sensitivity of the eyes to light
  • fast, irregular, or slow heartbeat
  • feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
  • fever, clammy skin, increased sweating, sore throat
  • high blood pressure
  • muscle or neck stiffness or spasm
  • seizures
  • sudden headache
  • suicidal thoughts or other mood changes
  • trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine
  • yellowing of the eyes or skin

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • change in appetite or weight
  • change in sex drive or performance
  • constipation or diarrhea
  • difficulty sleeping
  • increased sensitivity to sunlight
  • muscle aches or pains, trembling
  • nausea or vomiting
  • swelling of the feet or legs
  • weak or tired

This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

NOTE:This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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Last Updated

July 21, 2009

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