Considerations for when and how to take the medication include the following:
- Nardil comes in tablet form. It is taken by mouth, usually three times a day.
- You can take the medication with or without food. If it upsets your stomach, try taking it with food.
- Nardil should be taken at the same times each day to maintain an even level in your blood.
- For the drug to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. Nardil will not work if you stop taking it.
The dose of Nardil that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- Your age
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you may currently be taking.
As with any medication, do not adjust your dose of Nardil unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Nardil Dosage for more information.)
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Nardil. However, not everyone who takes the medication will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, they are often minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Some of the side effects of Nardil include:
- Insomnia (see Nardil and Insomnia)
- Fatigue or weakness
- Twitching or overactive reflexes
- Dry mouth (see Nardil and Dry Mouth)
- Weight gain (see Nardil and Weight Gain)
- Fluid retention
- Low blood pressure when sitting or standing up (postural hypotension)
- Sexual problems, such as impotence (also known as erectile dysfunction or ED) or problems ejaculating (see Nardil Sexual Side Effects).
(Click Nardil Side Effects for more information, including some of the more serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)