Nardil – See Related Topics

On the market since the 1950s, Nardil (phenelzine) is an MAOI (monoamine oxidase inhibitor) antidepressant drug with anxiolytic properties. Unlike other MAOI drugs, Nardil works on more transmitters in the brain at the same time. These include tyramine, serotonin, epinephrine, norepinephrine, and dopamine. As such, it is used to treat more conditions than other MAOI drugs, such as major depressive disorder (MDD), anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), borderline personality disorder, mutism, chronic pain, and bulimia nervosa.

As a mood-altering drug, Nardil has a long list of potentially serious side effects, some of which can include chest pain, insomnia, dizziness, constipation, dry mouth, vision issues, irregular heart rate, agitation, and impotency.

Users may misuse Nardil to attempt to further elevate their mood. While Nardil is physically non-addictive, the individual may develop a psychological addiction to the drug. Higher dosing to achieve a “high” like those seen with narcotic misuse will not happen. Taking more Nardil will not produce much of a change emotionally, but the body may build up a tolerance, leaving the user needing more of the drug just to stay balanced. Reducing the dosage back to what was prescribed can bring about side effects or leave the user feeling unwell and they may become reluctant to continue with the reduction. This is when a psychological addiction has set in.

If you or somebody you know has become reliant on using Nardil or is reluctant to stop misusing it, we can provide help to break this cycle. To learn more, check out the related topics provided or contact a representative at The Recovery Village.


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