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Precautions and Warnings With Phenelzine

Who Should Not Take Phenelzine?

You should not take phenelzine if you:
 
  • Are allergic to phenelzine sulfate, Nardil, or any inactive component used to make the medicine. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
     
  • Have congestive heart failure (CHF).
     
  • Have a pheochromocytoma (a certain type of adrenal tumor).
     
  • Are undergoing elective surgery. You should stop taking phenelzine for at least 10 days before undergoing any surgery that involves general or local anesthetic.
     
  • Have liver problems, including liver failure, cirrhosis, or increased liver enzymes.
     
  • Have severe kidney problems, including kidney failure (renal failure).
     
  • Are taking any of the drugs or foods that should not be taken with phenelzine.
     

Precautions and Warnings With Phenelzine: Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which phenelzine should not be taken, as well as several precautions and warnings people should be aware of before starting the drug. However, it is possible that not all the precautions and warnings with phenelzine were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific warnings and precautions that may apply to you.
 
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