monoamine oxidase inhibitor

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monoamine oxidase inhibitor

[män·ō′am‚ēn ′äk·sə‚dās in′hib·əd·ər]
(pharmacology)
Any drug, such as isocarboxazid and tranylcypromine, that inhibits monoamine oxidase and thereby leads to an accumulation of the amines on which the enzyme normally acts.
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After examining the literature and conducting its own tyramine analyses, his group developed a "user-friendiy MAOI diet" that bans aged cheese, the yeast extract Marmite, soy-containing products, and certain cured meats, but allows such normally barred comestibles as bottled beer and commercial pizzas.
Tell your healthcare provider if you plan on or are taking any other prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements including medicines for migraine headaches, such as triptans; medicines used to treat mood, anxiety, psychotic or thought disorders such as tricyclics, lithium, SSRIs, SNRIs, bupropion, buspirone or antipsychotics; MAOIs including linezolid (a specific antibiotic); over-the-counter supplements such as tryptophan or St.
Gelenberg cautioned that when switching a patient from an easier to tolerate drug like an SSRI to a more problematic drug like an MAOI, it's critical to coach them and help them through the transition.
People who take VIIBRYD close in time to taking an MAOI may have serious or even life-threatening side effects.
The diet restrictions associated with MAOI use are often described as oppressive, she said.
Daytrana should not be used if your child is very anxious, tense, or agitated; has an eye problem called glaucoma; has tics (repeated movements or sounds that cannot be controlled), a diagnosis or family history of seizures, a diagnosis or family history of Tourette's syndrome; or had an abnormal brain wave test (EEG); is taking a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) medicine or has discontinued an MAOI medicine in the last 2 weeks; is pregnant or breastfeeding; or is allergic to methylphenidate or any other ingredients of Daytrana.
If you are on a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) or have taken a MAOI within the past two weeks, you should not take SILENOR.