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Call  your doctor or your pharmacist for info re medication.
Generic name

Brand name


Target symptoms

Atypical depression. Watch patient closely for worsening of symptoms,
suicidal thoughts and behavior, or unusual behavior changes

Cerebrovascular defects or disorders, hypertension; pheochromocytoma; history of stroke, heart
disease, congestive heart failure, brain disease, headaches, liver disease or abnormal liver function
tests, high blood pressure, pheochromocytoma, surgery, foods with high tyramine content (eg, aged
cheeses, sour cream, red wines, beer, bologna, pepperoni, salami, summer sausage, pickled
herring, liver, meat prepared with tenderizers, canned figs, raisins, bananas, avocados, soy sauce,
fava beans, yeast extracts), alcohol, large quantities of caffeine (coffee, tea, chocolate, or cola),
amphetamine (eg, methylphenidate), anesthetic, anorexiant (eg, dexfenfluramine), antihistamine (eg,
loratadine), apraclonidine, brimonidine, bupropion, buspirone, carbamazepine, certain herbal
products (eg, ma huang), cyclobenzaprine, dextromethorphan, dibenzazepine, a diuretic (eg,
hydrochlorothiazide), entacapone, indoramin, medicines for Parkinson disease (eg, levodopa),
meperidine, a narcotic (eg, codeine), nefazodone, papaverine, a selective serotonin reuptake
inhibitor (SSRIs) (eg, fluoxetine, citalopram), a serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRIs)
(eg, duloxetine), a sedative, sibutramine, a sympathomimetic (eg, methylphenidate,
pseudoephedrine), tolcapone, tramadol, a tricyclic antidepressant (eg, amitriptyline, doxepin), a
triptan (eg, sumatriptan, zolmitriptan), or another MAOI inhibitor (eg, phenelzine)
Possible side effects (call doctor)

Blurred vision; constipation; diarrhea; drowsiness; dry mouth; stomach pain; tremors; upset stomach;
weakness, allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the
mouth, face, lips, or tongue); agitation or anxiety; bizarre behavior; changes in heart headache;
impulsive behavior or other unusual changes in behavior; nausea; panic attacks; pounding in the
chest; sensitivity to sunlight; severe nervousness or anxiety; severe restlessness; sleeplessness;
sore or stiff neck; sweating (sometimes with fever or cold, clammy skin); thoughts of suicide;
vomiting; worsening feelings of depression.
Medication sometimes prescribed in the treatment of PTSD - Parnate