What is Tranylcypromine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Parnate

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This is a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI). It is used to treat people with depression who have not responded to other treatments.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Depressed mood 18 8
Major depressive disorder 18 9
Anxious mood 6 6
Bipolar disorder 2 2
Obsessive-compulsive disorder 2 4
Social anxiety disorder 2 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 7
Moderate 13
Mild 13
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Tranylcypromine

Side effect Patients Percentage
Insomnia 6
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 4
Insomnia 3
Chills 2
Decreased appetite 2
Dizziness with hypotension upon standing 2

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Tranylcypromine

Dosage Patients Percentage
40 mg daily 2
20 mg twice daily 1
30 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Tranylcypromine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 7
Other 4
Side effects too severe 4
Doctor's advice 3
Course of treatment ended 2
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Duration

Currently taking Tranylcypromine

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Tranylcypromine

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 31
Usually 3
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 11
A little hard to take 13
Not at all hard to take 7
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 2
$50-99 0
$25-49 4
< $25 7
Not specified 21

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Tranylcypromine after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Selegiline (Zelapar) 2
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 1
Bupropion (Wellbutrin XL) 1
Buspirone (BuSpar) 1
Clomipramine (Anafranil) 1

Show all 14 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Tranylcypromine and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Lithium Carbonate (Lithium Carbonate ER) 1
Nortriptyline (Pamelor) 1
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5 patient evaluations for Tranylcypromine

May 2, 2011 (Started Nov 20, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: After coming off this medication realized I was suffering from constant insomnia as a side effect. Also slow withdrawal still resulted in hallucinations and paranoia which are slowly dissipating. Klonopin has been helping the withdrawal symptoms.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: insomnia

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Jul 1, 2010 (Started Oct 14, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 35 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: food restrictions get irritating after a while, postural hypotension can significantly impair physical mobility, but it still makes a large reduction in symptoms, - probably will start taking again
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 26, 2010 (Started Oct 14, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: MAOI diet/food restrictions = extremely EASY to follow. not a problem.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Dec 15, 2008 (Started Nov 07, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Severe (insomnia, constipation, sexual dysfunction, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), tremor in hands, tremor in legs, chills, dietary restrictions, migraine headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Side effects: chills, constipation, sexual dysfunction, insomnia, tremor in hands, tremor in legs, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), tremor in hands, tremor in legs, dietary restrictions, migraine headaches

Dec 10, 2008 (Started Nov 07, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Severe (insomnia, constipation, sexual dysfunction, tremor in hands, tremor in legs, chills, dietary restrictions, migraine headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Side effects: chills, constipation, sexual dysfunction, insomnia, tremor in hands, tremor in legs, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), tremor in hands, tremor in legs, dietary restrictions, migraine headaches

Nov 29, 2008 (Started Nov 07, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (insomnia, constipation, sexual dysfunction, chills, dietary restrictions, migraine headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Side effects: chills, constipation, sexual dysfunction, insomnia, tremor in hands, tremor in legs, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), tremor in hands, tremor in legs, dietary restrictions, migraine headaches

Nov 25, 2008 (Started Nov 07, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Severe (insomnia, constipation, sexual dysfunction, chills, dietary restrictions, migraine headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Side effects: chills, constipation, sexual dysfunction, insomnia, tremor in hands, tremor in legs, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), tremor in hands, tremor in legs, dietary restrictions, migraine headaches

Nov 23, 2008 (Started Nov 07, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (constipation, sexual dysfunction, dietary restrictions)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Side effects: chills, constipation, sexual dysfunction, insomnia, tremor in hands, tremor in legs, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), tremor in hands, tremor in legs, dietary restrictions, migraine headaches

Nov 17, 2008 (Started Nov 07, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dietary restrictions)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Side effects: chills, constipation, sexual dysfunction, insomnia, tremor in hands, tremor in legs, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), tremor in hands, tremor in legs, dietary restrictions, migraine headaches

Nov 14, 2008 (Started Nov 07, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dietary restrictions)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Side effects: chills, constipation, sexual dysfunction, insomnia, tremor in hands, tremor in legs, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), tremor in hands, tremor in legs, dietary restrictions, migraine headaches

Nov 13, 2008 (Started Nov 07, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dietary restrictions)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Side effects: chills, constipation, sexual dysfunction, insomnia, tremor in hands, tremor in legs, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), tremor in hands, tremor in legs, dietary restrictions, migraine headaches

Nov 9, 2008 (Started Nov 07, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (dietary restrictions)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Side effects: chills, constipation, sexual dysfunction, insomnia, tremor in hands, tremor in legs, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), tremor in hands, tremor in legs, dietary restrictions, migraine headaches

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