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Re: Marplan

Posted by Piquet on August 31, 2004, at 6:35:50

In reply to Re: Marplan KaraS, posted by Ilene on August 30, 2004, at 23:21:00

> > Thanks. As an aside, have you ever taken Parnate or Nardil? If so, how would you compare all of them? They're all meds that I'm considering right now. I think I'm leaning towards Marplan to try first (if I don't try Cymbalta before that) but there's a lot less info on it out there than of the other two. I wonder why it isn't used more? Have you been on it long? Have you had much success with it?
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> > (Hope you don't mind my drilling you like that.)
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> > Kara
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> Marplan is the only MAOI I've tried. I chose it because its SE profile was between Parnate and Nardil (not as activating as Parnate, not as sedating as Nardil, etc.). I've been on it since about February. I've had moderate success on it. I just saw a new pdoc, and we're going to raise my dosage from 40 mg. to 50 or 60 mg. before giving up on it. I found I needed to augment w/ thyroid hormone to get much effect from it.
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> I think it's not as well-known as the other two because it was off the market for a while, then re-marketed by a different company.
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> I don't mind all the questions. That's why we're all here on PB, isn't it?

Hi Ilene,

When I took Nardil, 45 mg was seen as pretty much the minimum therapeutic dose, and I'm currently taking Parnate, where I believe 40 mg is an acceptable level -- although as a treatment resistant career depressive I'm currently taking 60 mg. Of course, everyone's mileage varies. I was wondering if you know what the perceived low, standard and high dosages are for Marplan? Thanks for your consideration.

Piquet.


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