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Alternatives to Marplan

Depression, even in its most severe form, is highly treatable. As with many illnesses, getting depression treatment early is more effective and reduces the chance of recurrence.
The most common forms of treatment for depression are medication (antidepressants) and psychotherapy ("talk therapy"). In some cases of severe depression, healthcare providers may recommend electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Some people may also try complementary or alternative treatments for depression (see Natural Remedies for Depression).
Monoamine oxidase inhibitors, such as Marplan, are usually used as a last resort, when other antidepressants have failed. Most people who take Marplan will have tried most other alternatives to Marplan for depression. These alternatives include:
(Click Marplan Alternatives to learn more about these alternatives. Click Dealing With Depression to learn other ways of managing depression.)

What If I Take an Overdose?

People who take too much Marplan may have overdose symptoms that could include:
  • A rapid heart rate (tachycardia)
  • Low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Coma
  • Seizures
  • Trouble breathing
  • Slow reflexes
  • Fever
  • Sweating
  • Loss of life.
If you happen to overdose on this product, seek medical attention immediately.
(Click Marplan Overdose for more information.)
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