Phenelzine is a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) that works by increasing the levels of certain chemicals in the brain. Phenelzine is used to treat symptoms of depression that may include feelings of sadness, fear, anxiety, or worry about physical health (hypochondria). This medication is usually given after other anti-depressants have been tried without successful treatment of symptoms. Phenelzine is not for treating severe depression or bipolar disorder (manic depression). Phenelzine may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Nardil is a non-selective monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) drug. It is mainly used in the treatment of symptoms that are associated with depression, such as anxiety, worry, fear, sadness and hypochondria. This medication works by increasing the concentration of some chemical agents in the human brain that are necessary for maintaining a mental balance.