If other antidepressants have failed to treat your depression, your healthcare provider may recommend treatment with a drug called isocarboxazid (Marplan®). This prescription product is typically used as a last resort, due to its many potentially lethal food and drug interactions.
The medication comes in the form of a 10-mg tablet and is typically taken two to four times daily. Some of the most common side effects include:
- Dry mouth
To help ensure your safety with isocarboxazid, make sure your healthcare provider has up-to-date information on any other medications you are taking, including nonprescription drugs, as well as any allergies you may have, including to any drugs, foods, dyes, or preservatives. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
(To read more about this topic, click Isocarboxazid. This article offers an in-depth overview of dosing guidelines, other side effects, other safety warnings, and more.)