Seattle, WA
A 57-year-old female asked:

Is it safe to take probiotics with nardil (phenelzine)?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 42 years experience
Yes- may help!: As you likely know, one must be extremely careful when taking Nardil (phenelzine) because a wide variety of medicines & foods can dangerously interact with it. The foods that create problems are high in the Amino Acid tyramine. Probiotics don't contain much if any tyramine & may reduce the population of enterococcus faecalis, an intestinal bacteria that coverts tyrosine to tyramine, so probiotics may help!
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Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Yes: Main thing is to avoid tyramine-i've been writing prescriptions for maois since 1961 (51yrs) and we tell pts to check with us before taking anything new and we double check on the computer--you can't be too careful when taking maois.
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