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Re: Marplan Dosage; Marplan vs. Nardil vs. Parnate

Posted by Robin on July 20, 1999, at 9:11:07

In reply to Marplan Dosage; Marplan vs. Nardil vs. Parnate, posted by Elizabeth on July 19, 1999, at 23:42:19

> I think that the idea of a loading dose followed by a lower maintenance dose has been discredited. It used to be recommended that you decrease Nardil down to *15* mg (one pill) after it had started working, but then they found that keeping the higher dose prevented relapses better.
> The more recent information suggests that doses of Marplan need to be higher than was previously thought. This might be why it was perceived by some as a weak antidepressant.
> Seriously, I would go with the info that's on the web site, and not with a package insert that's based on studies from who knows how long ago.
> About differences among the MAOIs: Nardil and Marplan are both derived from hydrazine, while Parnate is not. Parnate is similar to amphetamine. Nardil and Marplan, but not Parnate, decrease the metabolism of GABA as a result of their hydrazide groups (this can cause vitamin B6 depletion, though very rarely - you might ask your doctor about supplements).
> Another hydrazide drug is isoniazid, which is a mainstay of TB treatment. I don't think it's psychoactive, though. (The first MAOI, Marsilid, was also a TB drug.)

Since Marplan and Nardil are similar. Does Marplan cause weight gain like Nardil? Is it because it makes you hungry or does it slow down your metablolism?
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