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Maoi List Of Drugs
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 website.
Maois are generally used to treat depression and some anxiety disorders. ...Read more
Does MAOIs are first line drugs in Atypical depression combined with GAD and avoidant personality disorder? Are they faster acting or more efficient?
Depression/GAD/PD: Sounds like you have a complex set of symptoms that really warrant seeing a Psychologist expert in assessment of mood disorder. Medications can be very helpful, although SSRIs are more commonly prescribed. But keep a log of how you feel with any medication, the dose, and are your symptoms actually resolving. And therapy may sound scary, but here on HealthTap could be a great start! ...Read more
Is it safe for a Parkinson's patient that takes ropinirole to take robotussin? It says do not take with maoi drugs. Currently taking ropinirole.
Most likely OK: Please check with your treating neurologist. In my experience, taking ropinirole does not present a problem with robitussin (guaifenesin). Maoi drugs are antidepressants that can cause very high blood pressure spikes if taking with tyramine inducing medications. Ropinerole is a Dopamine agonist, not a maoi. ...Read more
Can a parkinson patient who takes sinemet&requip take sudafed for congestion & robotussin to losen mucus together? It says not to take with maoi drugs
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
MAOIs: In most cases maois are used when other antidepressants are ineffective. They are likely under utilized due to concerns over drug interactions and dietary restrictions leading 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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers