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Isocarboxazid, a prescription medication that belongs to a class of drugs known as monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), is approved to treat depression. The medication has many potentially lethal drug and food interactions and is often used as a last resort when other antidepressants have failed. This drug comes in the form of a tablet that is taken by mouth, usually two to four times a day.
What Is Isocarboxazid?Isocarboxazid (Marplan®) is a prescription medication that is used to treat depression (also known as major depression or clinical depression). Because this medication has several potentially lethal drug and food interactions, it is often used as a last resort, when other antidepressants have failed.
Are There Side Effects?As with any medicine, there are possible side effects with isocarboxazid. However, not everyone who takes it will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate the medication well. When side effects do occur, they are often minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
- Dry mouth (see Marplan and Dry Mouth)
- Insomnia (see Marplan and Insomnia).