When can I stop taking Nardil?

You can stop taking the antidepressant Nardil (phenelzine) when you and your doctor together decide that it is safe and would be beneficial for you to stop. Do not stop taking Nardil just because you've started to feel better, and don't stop without talking to your doctor. Suddenly quitting the drug may cause potentially dangerous withdrawal symptoms.

Most people start treatment with Nardil by taking a low dose of the drug, usually 15 milligrams (mg) three times a day. Your doctor will monitor you closely and might increase your dose gradually over several weeks, going as high as 90 mg per day. Once your symptoms improve, your doctor may gradually reduce your dose again to as low as just one 15-mg tablet every other day.

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