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.

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