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Re: Pfizer/FDA contact info - NARDIL NOT WORKING!

Posted by Dave Hammond on January 6, 2004, at 12:22:58

In reply to Pfizer/FDA contact info - NARDIL NOT WORKING!, posted by strat on January 6, 2004, at 9:25:33

"Am I ever glad I found you folks. Just went through an horrific anxiety attack in mid-December after 20 days on the new formula. I also don't want to go through the horror of finding a new anti-depressant!!!"

You might not have to. Have you increased your dosage, yet and are you taking anything else in conjunction with the "new" Nardil?

"As to the actual compression/coating of the 'new' pill - anyone else experience the taste of this 'new' formulation? I usually pop my meds in my mouth in the morning then go off in search of water."

I never wait that long. I always have something to drink to down my meds. I take one that would dissolve too quickly, and so I cannot risk it.

"Yecch - this new one dissolves immediately and has a taste I can only describe as 'skunk-like'."

Do not allow it to dissolve in your mouth. This one is no longer coated as I'm certain you've noticed.

"Are there any other boards that folks have found to post on, as well as this one?"

Yes, there's an Anxiety board and a couple of other less helpful ones that I've found.

"I find when upping the dosage I feel more giddy than un-depressed. (upped from 2 to 3-15mg per day)."

You are going to go through some changes here with side-effects that could last as long a 4 months. If this "newer' formulation helps you, then by all means stick with it. Otherwise, well, I suppose you already know what your options are or you soon will.

"I've both called Pfizer and contacted the FDA and filled out the FDA's Medwatch form online. Pfizer told me same - that they'd changed the 'inactive ingredients' to prolong shelf-life."

Okay, the inactive ingredients (expients) actually determine how your body metabolizes this medication. So when they change that, they are changing everything.

"Also, I've read the 'permission granted' on the FDA site - apparently there were no control tests on this 'new' medication - they simply removed the word 'corn starch' from the labeling and added a few blurbs. Seems to me they were somehow misrepresenting the actual changes."

There are six changes in expients between what Pfizer used to make and what it makes today. That's why it's metabolized differently than the "old" Nardil was.




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