The recommended Parnate dosage for people who are first starting depression treatment is 30 mg daily, taken in two or three smaller doses throughout the day. Your healthcare provider may increase your daily dose up to 60 mg per day if your symptoms don't improve after two weeks. For the medication to work properly, make sure to follow your Parnate dosing guidelines as prescribed.
The dose of Parnate® (tranylcypromine sulfate) that your healthcare provider prescribes 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 is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
The recommended starting Parnate dose for depression is 30 mg per day (divided into two or three smaller doses during the day). If your depression does not improve in two weeks, your healthcare provider may slowly increase your dose up to a maximum of 60 mg per day.
Some considerations for people taking Parnate include:
- Parnate should be taken at the same times each day.
- If you do not take your Parnate as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose of Parnate.
- Your Parnate dosage can be taken with or without food. If the drug upsets your stomach, try taking it with food.
- Parnate may work not immediately, although it may work more quickly than many other antidepressants. Try to give the medication a chance to work before becoming discouraged.
- For Parnate to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. It will not work if you take it differently than your healthcare provider prescribes.
- If you are unsure about anything related to Parnate or your Parnate dosage, please talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not stop taking Parnate without first discussing it with your healthcare provider. Stopping the medicine abruptly may increase the risk for withdrawal symptoms (see Parnate Withdrawal).