USES: This medication is used to treat depression.
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This medication is used to treat depression.
- Do not share this medication with others.
- Store at room temperature away from moisture and sunlight.
- Do not store in the bathroom.
- May be taken with food if stomach upset occurs.
- Take this exactly as prescribed.
- Try to take each dose at the same time(s) each day so you remember to routinely take it.
- It may take a few weeks for the full benefits of this medication to be noticed.
- Do not stop taking this drug without first consulting your doctor.
- May cause drowsiness, dizziness, increased sun sensitivity or blurred vision.
- Use caution performing tasks that require alertness.
- May initially cause dizziness and lightheadedness when rising too quickly from a sitting or lying position.
- Other side effects include stomach upset, loss of appetite, tremors, irritability, sleeplessness, or flushing.
- These effects should subside as your body adjusts to the medication.
- Notify your doctor promptly if a severe headache, a rapid or irregular heart rate, skin rash, fever, or yellowing of the eyes or skin occur.
- If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
- Before using this drug, tell your doctor your medical history, especially of heart or circulation problems, liver or kidney disease, head trauma, pheochromocytoma (specific type of tumor), alcohol use, mental/emotional conditions, frequent or severe headaches, high blood pressure and of any allergies you may have.
- This drug should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy.
- Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
- This drug may be excreted into breast milk and pose a risk to a nursing infant.
- Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
- If you miss a dose, take as soon as remembered unless the next scheduled dose is within 2 hours.
- If so, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
- Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.
- Be sure to tell your doctor what medicines (both prescription and nonprescription) you are taking, including meperidine and other narcotic pain relievers; drug used for depression especially of SSRI (e.g., fluoxetine, paroxetine) and tricyclic antidepressants (e.g., amitriptyline, doxepin); other MAO inhibitors (e.g., furazolidone, selegiline), dextromethorphan (an ingredient found in cough syrups), sumatriptan, bethanidine, indoramin, buspirone, levodopa, certain sympathomimetics found in over-the-counter cold remedies and asthma inhalers (e.g., epinephrine, pseudoephedrine, phenylephrine), dexfenfluramine, fenfluramine, insulin and oral antidiabetic drugs, sedatives and drugs used to aid sleep and of drugs used for blood pressure.
- Consult your doctor about the need to watch your intake of foods containing tyramine.
- It is possible consuming tyramine- containing foods while using this medication could cause headache and/or increased blood pressure and could lead to a medical emergency.
- Tyramine food precautions should be observed for at least 2 weeks after you stop using this medication.
- The following is a partial list of tyramine-containing foods: 1) Meat/Fish: pickled herring, liver, dry sausage, salami, liver, meats prepared with tenderizer.
- 2) Dairy: yogurt, sour cream, aged cheeses (cream or cottage cheese are okay).
- 3) Beverages: beer, red wine, sherry.
- Avoid excessive amounts of caffeine-containing colas, coffee and tea.
- 4) Fruits/Vegetables: avocado, bananas, figs, raisins, broad beans.
- 5) Other: Yeast extract, soy sauce, large amounts of c
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