What is Isocarboxazid?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Marplan


This is a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) used to treat depression. It comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It is usually taken between two and four times a day.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Depressed mood 2 7
Major Depressive Disorder 2 6
Bipolar Disorder 1 3
Support mental / emotional health 1 3

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 6
Moderate 2
Mild 2
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Isocarboxazid

Side effect Patients
Appetite change 3
Insomnia 3
Muscle tension 2
Restless feeling in legs 2
Bowel irritability 1
Bruxism (teeth grinding) 1

Show all 17 reported side effects

Why patients stopped taking Isocarboxazid

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 3
Side effects too severe 3
Other 2
Doctor's advice 1
See all 5 patients who’ve stopped taking Isocarboxazid


Stopped taking Isocarboxazid

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 5
Adherence Evaluations
Always 9
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 5
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 4
$25-49 1
< $25 1
Not specified 3

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Isocarboxazid after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Clonazepam (Klonopin) 1

Patients stopped taking Isocarboxazid and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Nortriptyline (Pamelor) 1
Sertraline (Zoloft) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Isocarboxazid.