In this article, we will discuss Phenelzine (Dosage Overview). So, let’s get started.
Initial dose: The usual starting dose of Phenelzine is one tablet (15 mg) three times a day. Early phase treatment: Dosage should be increased to at least 60 mg per day at a fairly rapid pace consistent with patient tolerance. It may be necessary to increase dosage up to 90 mg per day to obtain sufficient MAO inhibition. Many patients do not show a clinical response until treatment at 60 mg has been continued for at least 4 weeks.
Maintenance dose: After maximum benefit from Phenelzine is achieved, dosage should be reduced slowly over several weeks. Maintenance dose may be as low as one tablet, 15 mg, a day or every other day, and should be continued for as long as is required.