Parnate (tranylcypromine) is a medication that belongs to a class of drugs known as monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs). It is used to treat depression and anxiety disorders.
While Parnate is primarily used to treat anxiety, it is possible for some individuals to experience increased anxiety as a side effect of the medication. Common side effects of Parnate include dry mouth, constipation, dizziness, and insomnia. In some cases, Parnate can also cause more serious side effects, such as hypertensive crisis, which is a dangerous increase in blood pressure that can cause symptoms such as headache, chest pain, and confusion.
If you are experiencing increased anxiety or other side effects while taking Parnate, it is important to talk to your healthcare provider. They may be able to adjust your dosage or recommend other treatment options that can help manage your symptoms. It is important not to stop taking Parnate or change your dosage without first consulting with a healthcare professional, as sudden changes in dosage can lead to withdrawal symptoms or other complications.