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Parnate (tranylcypromine), an antidepressant drug in the class called MAOIs (monoamine oxidase inhibitors), is used to treat people with major depressive disorder (MDD) who have had little success or relief when using other forms of antidepressants. MAOIs work to increase naturally occurring chemicals in the brain that regulate a person’s mood.

All drugs that work to make changes to brain chemistry have side effects to be concerned about. Serious side effects associated with use of Parnate can include increased anxiety, tremors, elevated heart rate, headaches, nausea, vomiting, eyesight problems, tremors, insomnia, panic attacks, confusion, hostility, aggression, and suicidal thoughts.

Becoming physically addicted to Parnate is unlikely, however users can develop a strong psychological dependency on the drug as it works to elevate their mood. If they feel that their state of well-being is not good enough, they may choose to take more of the drug, hoping to further elevate it. This leads the body to building up a stronger tolerance to Parnate, and then more of the drug is needed to produce the same emotional state. Reluctance to lower the dose is often seen as the individual doesn’t want to return to feeling worse. This dependency has then become an addiction to Parnate of sorts.

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Mixing Parnate with AlcoholDrinking alcohol that contains tyramine while taking Parnate can result in dangerously high blood pressure. The hypertensive crisis can be fatal.
Taking Parnate While Pregnant: What You Need to KnowIf you are pregnant or are considering becoming pregnant and have questions about whether Parnate is safe to use during pregnancy, set up a meeting with your doctor to discuss all your options. Generally, this medication is only recommended for use by pregnant women if the benefits outweigh the risk to the fetus. Your doctor will be able to determine whether using Parnate during pregnancy is right for your situation.