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Posted by Todd ( on November 25, 1999 at 11:16:07:

This is from the OnHealth website (link on the Headache Links page)

Antidepressant—Phenelzine; Tranylcypromine
Antipanic agent—Phenelzine; Tranylcypromine
Headache, tension, prophylactic—Phenelzine; Tranylcypromine
Vascular headache prophylactic—Phenelzine; Tranylcypromine

Monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors are used to relieve certain types of mental depression. They work by blocking the action of a chemical substance known as monoamine oxidase (MAO) in the nervous system.

Although these medicines are very effective for certain patients, they may also cause some unwanted reactions if not taken in the right way. It is very important to avoid certain foods, beverages, and medicines while you are being treated with an MAO inhibitor. Your health care professional will help you obtain a list to carry in your wallet or purse as a reminder of which products you should avoid.

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