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It's important to understand Nardil warnings and precautions before starting the drug, including potentially life-threatening side effects. Nardil may cause hypertensive crisis (a dangerous increase in blood pressure), potentially lethal food and drug interactions, and suicidal behavior. Nardil warnings and precautions also extend to people who are allergic to any components of the drug, have congestive heart failure, or have severe kidney or liver problems.
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Nardil® (phenelzine sulfate) if you have:
- Congestive heart failure (CHF)
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Pheochromocytoma, a certain type of adrenal tumor
- An upcoming surgery or procedure involving general or local anesthetics
- 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
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
- Are breastfeeding
- Drink alcohol regularly.
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you may be taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.