Can Parnate interact with other medications or foods?

The antidepressant Parnate (tranylcypromine) interacts with certain medications and foods. Some drugs of the following types may interact with Parnate: other antidepressants; anti-seizure medications; blood thinners; blood pressure drugs; cold, flu and allergy medications that contain decongestants; herbal preparations and diet aids containing stimulants; the painkiller Demerol; dextromethorphan (most commonly found in cough medicine) and supplements containing tryptophan.

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