This is not incompatible with the neuroprotective activity of the stilbene since it has been proposed that neuroprotection is not linked to MAO inhibition, even for various MAO inhibitors
Moreover, the combination of foods containing tyramine and MAO inhibitors
could potentially lead to hypertension (dos Santos 2013b; Frecska 2007; Yamada & Yasuhara 2004; Youdim & Weinstock 2004), although there is some controversy regarding the impact of this combination on the health of ayahuasca consumers.
Patients who are on MAO inhibitors
must not eat foods containing tyramine.
As opposed to immunization with MAO inhibitors
, immunization to the anxiety factor CCK-4 and its structural analogue CCK-3 led to the completely opposite effects.
Herbal experts warn St John's wort must not be combined with any anti- depressant medications, including SSRI's MAO inhibitors
and tricyclics, as serious problems can arise.
Moreover, MAO inhibitors
and newer antidepressants such as fluoxetine hydrochloride (Prozac) alter the concentrations of trace amines in the brain.
Physicians avoid prescribing MAO inhibitors
whenever possible, but anyone who must take one or who uses St.
SSRIs have fewer and milder side effects when compared with TCAs and MAO inhibitors
If you eat any of these foods while taking MAO inhibitors
, your blood pressure could sky-rocket, creating the risk of a stroke or even death.
Although interactions between MAO-A inhibitors and tyramine-rich foods are uncommon, patients receiving MAO inhibitors
should be aware of this potentially dangerous drug--food interaction(62)(63) (Tables 1 and 2).
aid, but for the treatment of depression in conjunction with MAO inhibitors
Deprenyl) selegiline, the first selective inhibitor of B-type MAO which, in contrast to the known MAO inhibitors
, did not potentiate the effect of tyramine but inhibited it.