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Re: Nardil starting dosage question Phoenix1

Posted by Girlnterrupted78 on June 28, 2008, at 1:02:13

In reply to Re: Nardil starting dosage question Four Feathers, posted by Phoenix1 on June 21, 2008, at 19:06:31

I also started at 45mgs and had no problems at all. Went up to 90mgs, which turned out to be an overdose for me, giving me splitting headaches, went down to 75mgs, which was ALSO an overdose and it gave me flushing symptoms, so I finally settled at 60mgs.

Unfortunately, Nardil didn't do anything for me, so after a year of taking it faithfully, I quit once I realized all it was truly doing for me was making me gain weight.

Just a reminder about that - you will gain weight on Nardil. So be prepared. I didn't gain a pound the first 3 months, but gradually my appetite began to increase and my metabolism slowed down, so I ended up with some 15-20lbs in a year. Which seems low compared to what other people have gained. Someone else here gained 30lbs in the same time, and another gained 50lbs in 4 months.

Also remember you might have hypotension during the first months and might experience syncope. It isn't terrible, but it can be annoying. You just have to make sure you don't get up too fast from sitting or lying positions, otherwise you'll hit the floor.

Best of luck


> Hi 4F,
> The coating isn't too hard actually. A good pill splitter worked fine for me. If you are med sensitive, starting at 7.5mg sounds like a wise idea. The official prescribing insert recommends raising the dosage fairly quickly to 60mg, as long as you tolerate it OK. Good luck on Nardil, it's been a very effective AD for lots of people here!
> Phoenix
> > Hello,
> >
> > After a lot of consideration, research, and discussion with my pdoc I have decided to give Nardil a try. My pdoc actually takes this and has a number of patients on this. He says that he has seen good success for many patients in the 30-60mg range which is a bit less than I have read here from posters and seen elsewhere online.
> >
> > My qustion is this. I tend to be very med sensitive and he has recommended that I start with a low dose of 7.5mg/day (split the 15mg tablet). I wondered if anyone had done this or had seen anything related to splitting these tablets. I have not even opened the bottle as I am beginning my second wash-out week prior to beginning Nardil, but I had understood that the coating on these was hard and may make it difficult to split. Probably nothing a pill splitter would not solve, but are there any concerns of the medication releasing too early, etc when the pill is split? Any comments/thoughts are appreciated.
> >
> > Thank you,
> > 4F




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