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isocarboxazid (cont.)

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What happens if I miss a dose (Marplan)?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose (Marplan)?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. Overdose symptoms may include shallow breathing, fast heart rate, sweating, fever, slow reflexes, feeling light-headed, fainting, or seizure (convulsions).

What should I avoid while taking isocarboxazid (Marplan)?

While you are taking isocarboxazid you must not eat foods that are high in tyramine, including:

  • cheese (especially strong or aged cheeses);
  • sour cream and yogurt;
  • beer (including non-alcoholic beer), sherry, Chianti wine, liquers;
  • dry sausage (such as hard salami, pepperoni), anchovies, caviar, liver, pickled herring;
  • canned figs, raisins, bananas;
  • avocados;
  • chocolate or caffeine;
  • soy sauce;
  • sauerkraut;
  • fava beans;
  • yeast extracts;
  • meat extracts;
  • meat prepared with tenderizer; or
  • over-the-counter supplements or cough and cold medicines that contain dextromethorphan or tyramine.

You should become very familiar with the list of foods and medicines you must avoid while you are taking isocarboxazid. Eating tyramine while you are taking isocarboxazid can raise your blood pressure to dangerous levels which could cause life-threatening side effects.

Isocarboxazid may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.

What other drugs will affect isocarboxazid (Marplan)?

There are many other medicines that can cause serious or life-threatening medical problems if you take them together with isocarboxazid. Do not take isocarboxazid before telling your doctor about all other prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list with you of all the medicines you use and show this list to any doctor, dentist, or other healthcare provider who treats you.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about isocarboxzazid.


Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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