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I'm beginning an maoi, parnate (tranylcypromine). wondering if protein bars and powders contain tyramine? i can't find information about this on-line or on packaging.

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Try this: http://www.nmh.org/ccurl/504/151/Low-tyramine-diet-08.pdf This lists many foods to enjoy, eat a bit, avoid to keep away from tyramine. Also they give a phone 312-926-LINK (5465) for more info that may help. Best!
Dr. Patricia Foster
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Low tyramine diet: If no information on nutrition label of a protein bar or powder, go online to the product web site. Look for the manufacturer and call to ask. If in doubt, hold off eating any food that may interact with the Parnate (tranylcypromine).
Dr. Patricia Foster
Psychiatry 44 years experience
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Do let prescribing doctor know if you're having any trouble with this diet.
Jun 18, 2016

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