Anxiety Mediation Overview: Side Effects Of Nardil

The antidepressant Nardil, in the class of antidepressants known as monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), is also frequently prescribed as a treatment for anxiety disorders. Many people tolerate the drug well, but it is not unusual to experience a few side effects.

Common Side Effects

The following side effects may occur while taking Nardil and generally do not require medical attention unless they are bothersome or severe: dizziness, weakness or drowsiness/fatigue, insomnia, constipation, weight gain, dry mouth, impotence or difficulty achieving orgasm.

Potentially Serious Side Effects

While not as common, these side effects could be a sign of a serious problem and should be reported to your healthcare provider immediately:

  • Signs of a hypertensive crisis (dangerously high blood pressure): sudden and severe headache, rapid heartbeat, neck stiffness or soreness, nausea or vomiting, cold sweat, vision problems, sensitivity to light
  • Signs of low blood pressure: dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting
  • Signs of liver damage: yellowing of the eyes or skin, upper-right abdominal pain, dark urine, digestive problems
  • Signs of an allergic reaction: rash, hives, itching, swelling, wheezing, trouble breathing, trouble swallowing
  • Other potentially serious side effects: confusion, hallucinations, suicidal thoughts, aggressiveness, restlessness or agitation, impulsiveness or risk-taking, hyperactivity, other significant changes in mood or behavior

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