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Generic Name: Tranylcypromine

Product Description

Parnate is a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI). It works by blocking the action of the enzyme (monoamine oxidase) that breaks down the body's mood-elevating chemicals (dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin). This produces an increase in the activity of these mood-elevating chemicals.

Medication Name







10 mg

30 Tab.



Prescription Parnate Information

Do NOT use Parnate if: you are allergic to any ingredient in Parnate you have a history of stroke, heart disease, congestive heart failure, a brain disease, headaches, liver disease or abnormal liver function tests, high blood pressure, or an adrenal gland tumor (pheochromocytoma) you will be having surgery you eat foods with a 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). Ask your health care provider for a complete list of foods you should avoid. you drink alcohol or consume large quantities of foods or drinks that contain caffeine (eg, coffee, tea, chocolate, cola) you are taking an amphetamine, an anorexiant (eg, sibutramine, phentermine), an antihistamine (eg, loratadine), apraclonidine, bupropion, buspirone, a catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) inhibitor (eg, entacapone), dexmethylphenidate, dextromethorphan, a diuretic (eg, hydrochlorothiazide), certain herbal products (eg, ma huang), levodopa, meperidine, a narcotic pain medicine (eg, codeine), nefazodone, a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (eg, atomoxetine), a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) (eg, fluoxetine, citalopram), a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) (eg, duloxetine, venlafaxine), a sedative, a sympathomimetic (eg, pseudoephedrine, albuterol), tetrabenazine, a tetracyclic antidepressant (eg, mirtazapine), tramadol, trazodone, a triptan (eg, sumatriptan, zolmitriptan), or tryptophan you are taking or have taken carbamazepine, cyclobenzaprine, furazolidone, linezolid, maprotiline, another MAOI (eg, phenelzine), or a tricyclic antidepressant (eg, amitriptyline, doxepin) within the last 7 days you are taking certain medicine for high blood pressure (eg, guanethidine, methyldopa, reserpine)


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