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What can I expect taking the emsam patch?
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Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Well tolerated
Everyone is different.
I have had many people on the Emsam patch and have not had any difficulty with dietary interactions. At 6 mg/24 hours there is no fda warning. At 9 & 12 there is but the amount of tyramine containing food you would need to ingest to have an issue is huge. Most tolerate it very well. Avoiding cold preps can be a pain this time of year. Patch site irritation is usually mild.

In brief: Well tolerated
Everyone is different.
I have had many people on the Emsam patch and have not had any difficulty with dietary interactions. At 6 mg/24 hours there is no fda warning. At 9 & 12 there is but the amount of tyramine containing food you would need to ingest to have an issue is huge. Most tolerate it very well. Avoiding cold preps can be a pain this time of year. Patch site irritation is usually mild.
Dr. Mark Reynolds
Dr. Mark Reynolds
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Dr. Robert Gerstman
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Adhere to diet
All medications take 1-6 weeks to work.
From my experience patients still needed to adhere to MAO diet even though the selling point of the base dose was that one would not need to. But my patients needed.

In brief: Adhere to diet
All medications take 1-6 weeks to work.
From my experience patients still needed to adhere to MAO diet even though the selling point of the base dose was that one would not need to. But my patients needed.
Dr. Robert Gerstman
Dr. Robert Gerstman
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