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If you have tried other antidepressants without success, your healthcare provider may recommend a "last resort" depression medication called Marplan® (isocarboxazid). Why is it not used as a first choice for treatment? As a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI), this prescription drug has several potential food and drug interactions, many of which can be dangerous and even lethal.
Marplan comes in tablet form and is typically taken two to four times a day. For your safety, make sure your healthcare provider has up-to-date information on any other drugs you are taking, as well as any allergies you may have, before you start treatment. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
(Click Marplan for more information on this drug, including possible side effects, in-depth dosing guidelines, and how it works.)