Nardil Side Effects
Insomnia, dry mouth, and dizziness are some of the more common Nardil side effects. Those that are less common include blurred vision, difficulty urinating, and increased sweating. Although side effects of Nardil are, in most cases, minor and either don't require treatment or can be easily treated, you should contact your healthcare provider immediately if you develop dangerously high blood pressure, hallucinations, or suicidal thoughts or behavior.
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Nardil® (phenelzine sulfate). However, not everyone who takes the medication will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in many cases, they are minor, meaning they require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Nardil. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Nardil side effects with you.)
Nardil has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials, in which a group of people taking the drug have side effects documented and compared to another group not taking the medicine. This way, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine.
In these studies, some of the common Nardil side effects 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).
Withdrawal side effects have been reported in people who have stopped taking the medication suddenly. These side effects of Nardil withdrawal include nausea, vomiting, and a general ill feeling (see Nardil Withdrawal).