Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors

(MAOIs)

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Definition

-  Class of antidepressant

 

Features

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Medications

-  Phenelzine (Nardil): MAO-A & B

-  Tranylcypromine (Parnate) MOA-A & B

-  Moclobemide: reversible, MAO-A

 

Uses

-  2nd Line: SAD

 

Side Effects

-  Do not combine w SSRIs--> serratonin syndrome

-  Insomnia, hypotension, anorgasmia, weight gain, hypertensive crisis

-  Crisis if foods contain tyramine

-  Fermented soy, avocados, matured meat, Vegemite, saurkraut, aged cheese, tap beer