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Re: So, what is left on the danger list? Augusta

Posted by Elizabeth on January 18, 2002, at 10:31:35

In reply to So, what is left on the danger list? , posted by Augusta on January 17, 2002, at 18:35:33

> Just to clarify, what foods are still known to be risky when one is taking an MAOI?
> (Are there any foods that are outright dangerous?)

Sure there are. I'm not trying to claim that you can eat whatever you want while taking MAOIs. I think I mentioned cheddar cheese; other aged cheeses can also cause problems. Here's the list of dietary restrictions that I used (evidence-based):

Avoid altogether:
- tap beer
- foreign bottled beers
- aged cheeses (some modestly aged cheeses may be okay in moderation, but exercise caution)
- spoiled or improperly stored dairy (e.g., milk or yogurt past the expiration date) or meat
- aged, smoked, or fermented meats (e.g., salami, bologna, summer sausage)
- fava beans (I *think* that it's just the pods that are a problem, but I'm not positive)
- banana peels (what a loss!)
- sauerkraut
- miso soup
- yeast and protein extracts (e.g., Marmite, Bovril)
- certain herbal teas containing ingredients such as "ma huang" (ephedrine)

Exercise caution:
- wine and beer
- soy products (e.g., tofu), especially soy sauce
- liver (seems to be implicated in a lot of reactions even when it doesn't seem to be spoiled)
- coffee and other high-caffeine beverages

This list isn't necessarily exhaustive and shouldn't be taken as such; it's just what I can think of off the top of my head. I hope it helps.





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