Patient compliance with MAO inhibitor therapy.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Exaggerated fears of monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) and of their interactions with foods often restrict their use. A review of the literature reveals seven food items most likely to produce a hypertensive crisis in combination with MAOI administration: aged cheeses, smoked or pickled fish, beef or chicken liver, dry fermented sausage, pods of broad beans, brewer's yeast products, and certain alcoholic beverages. Improved understanding of the dietary restrictions, benefits, and mechanism of action of the MAOIs can enhance cooperation with the prescribed treatment program.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Walker, JI; Davidson, J; Zung, WW

Published Date

  • July 1984

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 45 / 7 Pt 2

Start / End Page

  • 78 - 80

PubMed ID

  • 6735998

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0160-6689


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States