Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs): Contraindications
other antidepressants concurrently,
including St. John's Wart.
-Patients should be off these for at least 2 weeks before or after another type of antidepressant has been tried.
-This is called a wash-out period.
-Decongestants, OTC cough and cold remedies.
**Tyramine - avocados, bananas, beet bologna, canned figs, hard cheese, chocolate, liver, papaya products, (meat
tenderizers), pickled fish, pepperoni, pods, fava beans, raisins, yeast, salami, sausage, sour cream, soy sauce, yogurt, red wine, and foreign wine. Hypertensive crisis can result with this combination.
-These drugs are only given when a patient has not
responded to other antidepressants.