Common brand names:Marplan
Summary of Interactions with Vitamins, Herbs, & Foods
Replenish Depleted Nutrients
Phenelzine has a chemical structure similar to other drugs (isoniazid and hydralazine) that can cause vitamin B6 deficiency. One case of phenelzine-induced vitamin B6 deficiency has been reported. Little is known about this interaction. People taking phenelzine should ask their doctor about monitoring vitamin B6 levels and considering supplementation.
Reduce Side Effects
Potential Negative Interaction
Scotch broom contains high levels of tyramine. Combining phenelzine and Scotch broom may cause MAOI-type reactions (diarrhoea, flushing, sweating, pounding chest, dangerous changes in blood pressure, and other symptoms). It is important for people taking phenelzine to avoid Scotch broom. People with questions about phenelzine and Scotch broom should ask their doctor.
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Last Review: 03-24-2015
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