Nardil (Phenelzine Sulfate) and/or alternatives
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General Information On Nardil
Nardil is a part of a group of medications known as MAOI (Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors). This drug group increases the level of some chemicals in the brain. Nardil is used to treat certain symptoms of depression. The symptoms include sadness, anxiety, fear and hypochondria. This medication is not prescribed for treating bipolar disorder or severe cases of depression.
Side Effects for Nardil
Side Effects for Nardil include behavioral and mood changes, sleeping problems, panic attacks, impulsiveness, hostility, restlessness, anxiety and hyperactivity. Other side effects include irritability, agitation, and an increased level of depression and thoughts of suicide. You must call your doctor immediately if any of these side effects increase in severity after taking Nardil.
Serious side effects could also occur while taking Nardil. Some of these severe side effects include sudden and severe headaches, rapid weight gain, neck stiffness, nausea, vomiting, vision problems, hypersensitivity to light and lightheadedness. Some other mild side effects include dizziness, drowsiness, constipation and insomnia. Nardil may also cause impotence, decreased urination and dry mouth. You must stop taking the drug and seek immediate medical attention when you have any of these side effects.
You must not buy Nardil if you have used any other MAOI 14 days before the start of the treatment. Examples of other MAOI include Marplan, Azilect, Eldepryl, Emsam and Parnate. Taking a medication which is a MAOI before the other drugs have cleared from your body can cause serious and life-threatening side effects. Inform your doctor if you have congestive heart failure, an adrenal gland tumor, or if you need any surgery where anesthesia is used. These conditions, along with liver problems, rule out the administration of Nardil to a patient.
Inform your doctor if you have high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, epilepsy or any other seizure disorder or schizophrenia. You may have to undergo special tests to determine your Nardil dosage if you suffer from the above conditions. You may also need to go through these tests if you have taken any other antidepressant within 5 weeks from the start of treatment.
Nardil is available as an oral tablet of Nardil 15mg strength. Treatment would begin with rapidly increasing dosage. Once the patient is stable, the dosage is reduced. In the initial phase, dosage must be increased to at least 60mg per day. After stabilization, dosage may be 15mg per day.
Diet pills, stimulants, ADHD medication, asthma mediation, cough and cold medicines and allergy medicines must not be used while you are on Nardil medication. Other medications known to interact with Nardil include L-tryptophan, Levodopa, Meperidine, Furazolidone, Procarbazine, Bupropion, Buspirone, Dexfenfluramine and Guanethidine.
Do not consume alcohol or any drug that makes you drowsy, like pain medication, muscle relaxers and medicines for anxiety and seizures. You must also not consume caffeine. You must stop using Nardil if you are using an antidepressant like Celexa, Cymbalta, Lexapro, Prozac, Sarafem, Luvox and Effexor. There are many medications that can interact with Nardil. Inform you doctor about all the medications you have had or are having before you buy Nardil.
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo testing to ensure that they are similar to their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with the comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain the same active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must have a comparable strength and dosage as the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically equivalent. They may look different, and be called something different.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
Generally speaking, the two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.