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What drugs are considered maoi's?

What drugs are considered maoi's?

See below: Common mono amine oxidase inhibitors are parnate, (tranylcypromine) Marplan and nardil. There are many others available in other countries, and they are now used as generics. You can check for a list of them on a reputable web site.
Maoi's are generally used to treat depression and some anxiety disorders. ...Read more

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In regards to medicine, what is an maoi?

In regards to medicine, what is an maoi?

Antidepressant: Monoamine oxidase inhibitors. These medications prevent the break down of monoamine neurotransmitters. They are typically use for depression. ...Read more

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What medications are considered an maoi?

What medications are considered an maoi?

See below: The following drugs are listed as maoi's: Emsam (selegiline); Marplan (isocarboxazid); Nardil (phenelzine); Parnate (tranylcypromine). The herbal supplement st john's wort is thought to be a mild maoi. Many drug interactions with these older psych meds; check with doc b4 mixing with anything else. ...Read more

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How long do maoi effects of linezolid (zyvox) last?

How long do maoi effects of linezolid (zyvox) last?

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 nervous system for 10 days. ...Read more

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Does dextromethorphan interfere with the way maois work?

Does dextromethorphan interfere with the way maois work?

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. ...Read more

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Are reversible MAOIs like moclobemide less effective than irreversible ones? Reversible ones seems to have fewer dietary restrictions

Not really: We generally don't use the irreversible ones often because of the risk of interaction and because of the fact that they don't seem to be consistently and robustly superior.
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If I overdosed on an MAOI 4 weeks ago, do I need to worry about any complications at this point? I have no symptoms. I didn't go to an ER or anything.

If I overdosed on an MAOI 4 weeks ago, do I need to worry about any complications at this point? I have no symptoms. I didn't go to an ER or anything.

Most likely not: If you ran into any complications, you would have experienced them acutely. However, it is concerning that you did overdose. Please see your doctor if you are struggling. Your doctor can perform a comprehensive evaluation and make recommendations based on findings. Hope this is helpful. All the best. ...Read more

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Is amitriptyline an maoi?

Is amitriptyline an maoi?

No: It is an antidepressant of the tricyclic group - very different. ...Read more

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Is lamotrigine an maoi or an ssri?

Is lamotrigine an maoi or an ssri?

MAO or SSRi?: Is lamotrigine an maoi or an ssri? ANS: Neither. It is generally accepted to be a member of the sodium channel blocking class of antiepileptic drugs. I recommend using Epocrates or Drugs. Com to look up meds or ever wikipedia. ...Read more

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Tricyclic vs MAOI which give quick responce?

Neither: There are safer drugs available. Unless there is a good reason, as determined by an experienced psychiatrist, to use either, it would be prudent to avoid both. ...Read more

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What is the difference between SSRIs, MAOIs and TCAs?

Antidepressants: SSRIs increase serotonin by inhibiting the re uptake of serotonin into the neurons. MAOIs increase serotonin by preventing the serotonin from being metabolized/destroyed. TCAs also inhibit the re uptake of serotonin but most also inhibit the re uptake of norepinephrine as well.
They each have different side effects which can affect your ability to tolerate taking them. ...Read more

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What number of weeks are your supposed to be off an ssri before going on an maoi?

2 weeks: "Particular care must be exercised in switching patients from an MAOI to other antidepressant classes. For the patient who has completed an MAOI trial without therapeutic response, TCAs, SSRIs, bupropion, nefazodone, and other MAOIs should not be started until 10 to 14 days after the original MAOI has been discontinued. Although not currently designated an antidepressant, the serotonin agonist anxiolytic buspirone should also be included on this list. If possible, a similar waiting period should follow the discontinuation of a TCA or bupropion when an MAOI is to be administered. However, as noted above, MAOIs may be safely begun, with the appropriate precautions, even while a patient remains on some TCAs (Kahn et al. 1989)." ...Read more

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Will lamictal interact with a maoi?

Will lamictal interact with a maoi?

Lamictal: May have a slight interaction with some MAOI requiring dose adjustment. Not the sort of potentially life threatening interaction one sees with combining MAOI's or MAOI's with adrenergic agents. ...Read more

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Does generic for Zoloft (sertraline) have maoi in it?

Does generic for Zoloft (sertraline) have maoi in it?

No: Sertraline, generic for zoloft (sertraline) is the same as zolft, nothing more, nothing less. ...Read more

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How can I regenerate the monomines from the MAOI Nardil? It reached full tolerance and stopped working too early. I know people take it for years.

How can I regenerate the monomines from the MAOI Nardil? It reached full tolerance and stopped working too early. I know people take it for years.

May not be able to: In my experience nardil was frequently more effective than other antidepressants and/or drugs for panic disorder--unfortunately it seemed to poop out in about 20% of patients--a few of these did report it worked for them after being off of it for a lengthy period of time. ...Read more

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If I overdosed on an MAOI 4 weeks ago, could any potential complications have happened during the event, without me being able to notice them now?

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 and doesn't accumulate. Monitoring of neurologic symptoms and heart problems would probably be done during the initial toxicity. But should be done at some time if they were not. ...Read more