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Is it Safe to take nardil (phenelzine) a maoi inhibitor with levadopa?

Is it Safe to take nardil (phenelzine) a maoi inhibitor with levadopa?

Contraindicated: Never use this combination of drugs, because of high risk for dangerous interaction (e.g. acute hypertension and adjunctive effect of the medication).
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Divalproex (Definition)

Divalproex, is a seizure medicine, the generic name is valporic acid, it has been in the market as an antiseizure medicine for long time, it is a good medicine, helps to control almost all types of common seizures, partial, generalized, absence, myoclonic, atonic, . Etc. It can be used as a mood stabilizer in psychiatric patients. It has adverse effects on the liver, ...Read more


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How effective are monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) for treating depression?

How effective are monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) for treating depression?

MAO i's.: Quite effective especially for resistant depression, however, strict dietary & other restrictions apply. ...Read more

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Is buproprion a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (maoi) type of drug?

Is buproprion a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (maoi) type of drug?

No: Bupropion (wellbutrin) inhibits re-uptake of norepinephrine and Dopamine into neurons (nerve and brain cells). It does not inhibit mao, so there are no dietary restrictions or common medication interactions, unlike the the maois. ...Read more

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What is the period of time between taking Rizatriptan and Sumatriptan and any MAOI inhibitors please?

What is the period of time between taking Rizatriptan and Sumatriptan and any MAOI inhibitors please?

Pharmacist: I am leery of taking any of those medications until you have been off MAO inhibitors for at least a week. The best authority to answer this question, however, is your pharmacist who has access to more information about these medications and interactions. ...Read more

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Does Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) contain monoamine oxidase inhibitor?

Does Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) contain monoamine oxidase inhibitor?

Dexilant (dexlansoprazole): This is a proton pump inhibitor for treating gerd. It does not contain MAO inhibitor. ...Read more

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What is the difference between SSRIs, MAOIs and TCAs?

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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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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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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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?

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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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 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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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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Are citalopram and risperidone MAOI drugs?

Are citalopram and risperidone MAOI drugs?

No: Citalopram is a selective serotonin re uptake inhibitor and is an antidepressant, resperidone is a monoamine antagonist and is a second generation antipsychotic. ...Read more

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Under what conditions would you prescribe an maoi for depression?

Under what conditions would you prescribe an maoi for depression?

MAOIs: In most cases maois are used when other antidepressants are ineffective. They are likely under utilized due to concerns over drug drug interactions and dietary restrictions leading most younger psychiatrists to lack expertise. One maoi, Emsam is available in a patch, which avoids oral absorption and can be a nice alternative for those that have undergone some forms of gastric bypass surgery. ...Read more

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What's the difference between ssri's, maoi's, snri's, tca's and teca's?

What's the difference between ssri's, maoi's, snri's, tca's and teca's?

Antidepressants: Ssri such as prozac, Lexapro affects serotonin in brain, maoi such as Nardil block breakdown of amines, snri such as Effexor (venlafaxine) affects serotonin and norepinephrine, tca such as tofranil are tricyclic antidepressants and teca such as Remeron are tetracyclic antidepressants. ...Read more

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What is thye effective treatment for constipation while taking an maoi?

What is thye effective treatment for constipation while taking an maoi?

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 worsening, trial otc MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) laxative powder: 1-2 capfuls in beverage daily until your stool is soft like pancake batter. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to combine an maoi b (deprenyl) with phenylethylamine (pea)?

Is it dangerous to combine an maoi b (deprenyl) with phenylethylamine (pea)?

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 pressure, causing a potential stroke/cva. If you are already taking deprenyl, then I would be very careful about any supplements, and clear it with your neurologist before taking it to avoid negative drug interactions. ...Read more

Depakote (Definition)

Depakote is the brand name for a medication known as valproic acid. It is most commonly used to treat seizures, though it can also be used as a mood stabilizer in certain psychiatric disorders. It is used to treat multiple seizure types and can be used alone or with other seizure medications if needed. Common side effects include nausea, dizziness, ...Read more


Maoi (Definition)

Maoi=monoamine oxidase inhibitor is an ...Read more