Nardil is not recommended for use in people under 18 years old, as it has not been thoroughly studied in children or teens. Antidepressants have been shown to increase the risk of suicidal thinking and behavior in short-term research studies involving children and teenagers (see Nardil and Suicide for more information). Talk to your healthcare provider about treatment options for childhood or teen depression.
On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Nardil for treating something other than depression. This is called an "off-label" use. Nardil is sometimes used off-label to treat selective mutism (a childhood disorder involving the inability to speak in certain situations).