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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Medications frequently prescribed include tricyclic anti-depressants, high-potency benzodiazepines, monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MOAIs) and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).
Caffeine use renders more toxic or less effective monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI) and lithium salts used to treat some mood disorders (Neil, Himmelhock, Mallinger, Mallinger, & Hanin, 1978).
Both agents are known reversible monoamine oxidase inhibitors and when either is administered along with a serotonergic medication, high levels of serotonin can build up in the brain resulting in serotonin syndrome, which is characterized by symptoms that include mental changes.
The drug is contraindicated in patients during the acute recovery phase of myocardial infarction or in patients with arrhythmias, heart block, conduction disturbances, congestive heart failure, allergies to cyclobenzaprine or other ingredients in Flexeril, hypothyroidism, or current or recent use (within 14 days after discontinuation) of monoamine oxidase inhibitors.
The following drugs may increase the effectiveness of insulin, resulting in hypoglycemia: ACE inhibitors, alcohol, anabolic steroids, beta blockers, calcium, chloroquine, clofibrate, clonidine, disopyramide, fluoxetine, guanethidine, lithium, mebendazole, monoamine oxidase inhibitors, octreotide, pentamidine, phenylbutazone, propoxyphene, pyridoxine, salicylates, sulfinpyrazone, sulfonamides, and tetracyclines.
There are many very effective medications, but the three types of drugs most often used to treat depression are tricyclic antidepressants, monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), and lithium.
thioridazine and pimozide); monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) within the preceding or following 14 days; other drugs containing quinidine, quinine, or mefloquine and in patients with a known hypersensitivity to these drugs or any of NUEDEXTA's components.
The agency questioned the references used to support the efficacy claims, and also said that even though the brochure included information from the boxed warning, it did not include contraindications in uncontrolled narrow-angle glaucoma and with monoamine oxidase inhibitors.
2] antagonists, magnesium salts, methyldopa, monoamine oxidase inhibitors, probenecid, salicylates, sulfinpyrazone, sulfonamides, tricyclic antidepressants, and urinary acidifiers.
A number of treatments are available for women with postpartum depressive disorder, including tricyclic antidepressants, monoamine oxidase inhibitors, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors, and hormone therapy.
Three groups of antidepressant medications are most often used to treat depressive disorders: tricyclics, monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), and lithium.