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9 Need to Know Facts about Common Psychotropic Medications


2. Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors

Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (or MAOIs) are a class of older anti-depressants that affect the dopamine levels in the brain. They require careful dietary monitoring and restriction since they can cause dangerously high blood pressure when taken with certain foods or medications.  

Wine and cheese are two examples of foods that interact negatively with MAOI’s. The most commonly prescribed MAOIs  include Marplan, Nardil, Emsam and Parnate.

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