Posted by viper1431 on August 5, 2012, at 0:16:28
In reply to Re: Any MAOI experts out there? » chicagokat, posted by jedi on August 4, 2012, at 22:54:05
Well that would be Pfizer. You'd hope after all the studies they did into making it and getting it approved that they would know.
From pfizer's PI for nardil. Last revised 2008 it states maintenence dose 15mg every day or every other day. I know it was the same 15 years ago when i first took it and even 15mg every second day worked fine.
> IMHO whoever said that you could reduce to a 15mg maintenance dose was wrong. I've been on Nardil for most of 14 years and my lowest maintenance dosage is 60mg. However, I am a large male. Some people may get by with a 45mg maintenance, but the dosage has to be high enough to inhibit MAO. I have never read about 15mg being able to do that for anybody. Whoever wrote that little 15mg tidbit has never taken Nardil. I believe it has been proven wrong in the literature. Not much help, sorry.
> Good Luck,
> > Hi,
> > If there is anyone out there who has a lot of knowledge about MAOIs, I've got a question for you.
> > Specifically: Nardil was really, really helping me, but about 3 wks into treatment I developed ataxia (stumbling gait, and several falls) so my doc took me off of it :( I was on a dose of 60mg/day. Since then I've read that Nardil is often dosed at 60-90mg/day until a positive effect is reached, at which point it is tapered down to a maintenance dose of 15mg/day. Now, my doc and I know that at a dose of 30mg/day I do not get the ataxia. What I was wondering is this: do you think it would be possible to stay at a dose of 30mg/day, and still reach a point of positive effect, even if it takes much longer? I would be more than willing to do that if I knew it would work, b/c all other meds no longer work for me, and Nardil was helping me so much before I had to stop it.
> > Thanks for any info,
> > Kat