Important Information for Your Healthcare ProviderYou should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking isocarboxazid if you have:
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- A history of stroke, transient ischemic attack (TIA or "mini-stroke"), or other bleeding in the brain (such as a subarachnoid hemorrhage)
- Pheochromocytoma, a certain type of adrenal tumor
- Have an upcoming surgery or procedure involving a general or local anesthetic
- Liver disease, including liver failure or cirrhosis
- Frequent headaches
- Bipolar disorder or a family history of bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression)
- A history of suicide attempts or suicidal thoughts
- Kidney problems, including kidney failure (renal failure)
- Seizures or epilepsy
- An upcoming radiology procedure
- An overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) or are taking thyroid medications
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Marplan and Pregnancy)
- Are breastfeeding (see Marplan and Breastfeeding)
- Drink alcohol regularly.
It is extremely important to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Never take any medication (including nonprescription medications) without first checking with your healthcare provider.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Isocarboxazid for more information on this topic, including information on who should not take isocarboxazid.)