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Parnate Side Effects to Report

There are a number of less common -- but more serious -- side effects with Parnate that you should report to your healthcare provider, including, but not limited to:
  • Dangerously high blood pressure (called a hypertensive crisis). Signs of a hypertensive crisis include:
o Feelings of a rapidly or forcefully beating heart (palpitations)
o Sore or stiff neck
o Nausea or vomiting
o Sweating, with a high fever (or sometimes with cold, clammy skin)
o Sensitivity to light
o Rapid heart rate (tachycardia) or low heart rate (bradycardia)
o Chest pain or throat tightness
o Dilated (wide open) pupils
o Dizziness
o Lightheadedness
o Fainting
  • Hepatitis (liver damage). Signs of liver damage include:
o Yellow eyes or skin
o Upper right abdominal pain (near the liver)
o Dark urine
o Digestive problems
  • Confusion, delusions, or hallucinations
  • Suicidal thoughts or behavior (see Parnate and Suicide)
  • Hostility or aggressiveness
  • Engaging in unusual or dangerous activities
  • Restlessness or inability to sit still
  • Extreme elation or feeling of happiness that may switch back and forth with a depressed or sad mood
  • Other unusual changes in behavior
  • Anxiety, agitation, or panic attacks
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, including unexplained rash, hives, itching, unexplained swelling, wheezing, or difficulty breathing or swallowing.
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