Can phenelzine interact with other medicines?

Phenelzine may interact with many different medicines, including other antidepressants and medications to help decrease blood pressure. A major concern is something called serotonin syndrome, which can be life threatening. Also, if you are taking blood pressure medications, phenelzine may interact with them to cause your blood pressure to become too low. Combining phenelzine with other drugs may cause dangerously high blood pressure.

Make sure your doctor has a complete list of your medications before beginning treatment with phenelzine; this will lower the risk of drug interactions.

Continue Learning about Antidepressant

Are Antidepressants Safe to Take During Pregnancy?
Are Antidepressants Safe to Take During Pregnancy?
Research suggests that depression is diagnosed twice as often in women as it is in men, and it typically presents during a woman’s childbearing years....
Read More
How should I take antidepressants if I have bipolar disorder?
World Federation For Mental Health (WFMH)World Federation For Mental Health (WFMH)
Most guidelines recommend an antidepressant only if in combination with a mood stabilizer (e.g. lith...
More Answers
What conditions do antidepressants treat?
John Preston, PsyDJohn Preston, PsyD
Antidepressants are Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved for treating major depression (i.e.,...
More Answers
What Is Treatment-Resistant Depression?
What Is Treatment-Resistant Depression?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.