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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
41 years experience in Psychiatry
See below: Common mono amine oxidase inhibitors are parnate, (tranylcypromine) Marplan and nardil. There are many others available in other countries, and they ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience in Psychiatry
Antidepressant: Monoamine oxidase inhibitors. these medications prevent the break down of monoamine neurotransmitters. They are typically use for depression.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Flax
45 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Blood press med: Maoi=monoamine oxidase inhibitor is an old blood pressure medication.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience in Internal Medicine
Unlikely: Toxicity is mostly due to effects on circulatory system. They can be severe. But if no stroke/heart attack/etc. the drug is out of the system rapidly ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
48 years experience in Family Medicine
NO: It has no MAOI effect
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience in Family Medicine
See below: The following drugs are listed as maoi's: Emsam (selegiline); Marplan (isocarboxazid); Nardil (phenelzine); Parnate (tranylcypromine). The herbal supp ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
22 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Buproprion: Wellbutrin (bupropion) is an NDRI (norepinephrine and dopamine reuptake inhibitor), and is referred to as an atypical antidepressant. If you have spe ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
No: Bupropion is an antidepressant, but it has little if any anxiolytic activity.
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A member asked:
Dr. Jill Koehler
33 years experience in Pediatrics
Neither are MAOI: Citalopram is an antidepressant in a class of drugs called serotonin reuptake inhibitors. They are not related to MAOI. Risperidone is a second genera ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience in Psychiatry
In short, yes.: Wellbutrin (bupropion) is a norepinephrine/dopamine agonist.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Not at all!: These do together with major risks between ALL! Don't just stop them but DO contact your Dr immediately and if there's any delay, find a good pharmaci ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Aaron Ament
57 years experience in Psychiatry
No: It is an antidepressant of the tricyclic group - very different.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Fox
Dr. James Fox answered
13 years experience in Psychiatry
Failed treatment: There is no precise answer but in general, people have not had success with several adequate trials of anti-depressants. They can be more complicated ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Foster
43 years experience in Psychiatry
Can be: A common side effect of Zoloft (sertraline) is drowsiness. Bedtime dosing may allay the problem. Be sure to discuss any side effects with your prescri ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
35 years experience in Psychiatry
No: Bupropion (wellbutrin) inhibits re-uptake of norepinephrine and Dopamine into neurons (nerve and brain cells). It does not inhibit mao, so there are ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Yes, some major: The major alerts are for the risk of serotonin syndrome. Several other concerns exist between these drugs and include increased risks for the common s ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
TCA/SSRI: Both are, depending on what they are prescribed for. The difference is in tolerability & side-effects.
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Specializes in Addiction Medicine
No evidence: Dopamine is increased by smoking however although in theory a good question not used options are nicotine replacements varencline nortriptine buprop ... Read More
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A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience in Pediatrics
Diet: Go with diet first: increase fluids/fruits and veggies 4 to 5 servings/day. Activa yogurt with active probiotics 2-3 times daily can also help. If wo ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mara Fiorentino
35 years experience in Psychiatry
Buproprion: Bupropion sr and wellbutrin (bupropion) xl are two different products with the same active antidepressant drug (buproprion) but they differ in the del ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes & vice versa: The 2 drugs should not be used together; allow at least 14 days between maoi & dm use. Combo can result in serotonin syndrome.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
18 years experience in Psychiatry
Quitting tobacco: Zyban (bupropion) is effective for many patients in treating nicotine dependence. It often will reduce cravings. However, like in many other substance ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience in Psychiatry
Absolutely: While no med works for everyone, historically maois including Parnate (tranylcypromine) are considered to be the most effective class of antidepressan ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cyma Khalily
34 years experience in Psychiatry
DEPENDS: For the right illness Prozac (fluoxetine) can be very effective. Indicated for depression, anxiety, panic, social anxiety, ocd, pmdd.
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Byron Law-Yone
54 years experience in Psychiatry
Use MAOIs cautiously: Effects of a drug depend on the dose and the person taking it. Read the list of all other meds and foodstuffs you must avoid carefully. Yes, you can d ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Passer
34 years experience in Child Psychiatry
All: Most all antidepressants can affect a person's normal sexual functioning at various different levels and in different ways. The antidepressants which ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
MAO i's.: Quite effective especially for resistant depression, however, strict dietary & other restrictions apply.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Shukhman
30 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Depends: Desipramine is an old medication from the tca group. It is relatively norepinergic, that can possibly increase motivation. Nardil (phenelzine) belongs ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Okamoto
28 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Yes, there are potential dangers, namely deprenyl could cause marked elevations in the concentration of pea, which could cause a sudden spike in blood ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Elskens
34 years experience in Neurosurgery
Parnate (tranylcypromine): It is an antidepressant in the group known as monoamine oxidase inhibitors. It has risks related to all maoi usage, and should be monitored by a physi ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Too many meds: Taking all of these medications together is not a good idea. You run the risk of serotonin syndrome, a potentially lethal condition and you are at inc ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Monika Heller
13 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Interaction: Rhodiola can help anxiety/depression and also augment the effects of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). This increases the risk of ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience in Pain Management
Wait 10 days: It is not clear what exactly the answer is. Zyvox (linezolid) is a weak MAO inhibitor. I would avoid other maoi's or drugs that act on sympathetic n ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience in Pediatrics
Unfortunately, : Unfortunately, because of patents, the only leukotriene inhibitors available on the market are singulair, (montelukast) Accolate and zyflo and singula ... Read More

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