Posted by christophrejmc on April 2, 2002, at 0:23:00
In reply to CHRISTOPH: More about MAOI's! » christophrejmc, posted by Janelle on April 1, 2002, at 0:46:41
> The irreversable MAOI sounds horrible - why would there be an irreversable med? I think I must be missing something! You wrote "once an irreversable MAOI binds to MAO, it cannot be detached." EEEK - this sounds very scary. If the MAOI can't be detached from the MAO, why would a person keep needing to take that MAOI day after day?
Well, irreversable just means that once you stop the MAOI, MAO levels won't return to normal until they are re-synthesized (usually within a week or two depending on age, gender, &c.).