Marplan (Isocarboxazid)

General Information

Marplan (Isocarboxazid) is an antidepressant used to treat depression. It is to restore the balance of certain natural substances in the brain. This medication may help you improve your mood and feelings of well-being. This is usually used by those who have not responded to treatment with other medications.

Depression negatively affects how you feel and how you act. It also affects the way you think. It causes feelings of sadness or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. Fortunately, this condition is also treatable.

How does Marplan (Isocarboxazid) work?

Marplan (Isocarboxazid) works in the brain by elevating the levels of serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine. It is by inhibiting an enzyme called monoamine oxidase. It breaks down serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine. When monoamine oxidase is inhibited serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine are not broken down. It is increasing the concentration of all three neurotransmitters in the brain.

Why use Marplan (Isocarboxazid)?

Marplan contains an active ingredient of Isocarboxazid. It is a monoamine oxidase inhibitor. It is a colorless and crystalline substance with very little taste. This product is available as a 10 mg tablet for oral use. It may also be used to treat Parkinson’s disease. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has already approved this prescription.

How to use Marplan (Isocarboxazid)?

Marplan (Isocarboxazid) is to be taken by mouth with a full glass of water. It is usually taken 2 to 4 times a day. You may take it with or without food. It should not be taken more than 60 milligrams per day.

The dosage is based on your condition and response. Your doctor may start at a low dose and gradually increase your dose. Remember to take it at the same time every day.

What are the side-effects of Marplan (Isocarboxazid)?

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Drowsiness
  • Weakness
  • Dry mouth
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Nausea
  • Shaking or tremors
  • Unusual weight gain
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Vision changes

If these side effects continue or get worse, call for medical assistance right away.

Warnings and Precautions

  • Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you have any allergies. Tell also if you have any medical history or current medication/treatments.
  • Do not drive or perform any activity that requires your alertness. This medicine may make you drowsy or dizzy.
  • You should not share this with others who have the same symptoms as yours.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding women, consult your doctor first.
  • Keep this far from heat and moisture.