Posted by cf on April 1, 2003, at 19:48:07
In reply to Re: MAOI diet short list and Zyvox , posted by fran on January 19, 2002, at 23:17:44
Hi I have cystic fibrosis. I've been on many antibiotics all my life practically. I have resistant bacteria in my lungs that doesn't go away it just dies down a little then flares up again. My dr's started putting me on zyvox antibiotic over the last couple of years. When I first went on them nobody told me it was an maoi, not that I new what that was till recently. I don't remember any adverse reactions to this med the first time I took it( I didn't take any dietary precautions). Now, after doing research on websites(webmd.com,discoveryhealth.com)I've found out a whole list of things I can't eat. My pharmacist only told me to avoid cheese and wine, thats it. My dr's didn't know that zyvox was an maoi and asked me to bring in my research from the web. I keep getting bad headaches and my blood pressure when I check it is high. It's gone as high as 151/100, I normally have normal blood pressure. Having cf also means I have to take albuterol nebulizers which I recently read on the insert that taking albuterol with maoi's may potentiate the albuterol. As well as, my dr's were going to put me on allegra-D but I asked them to give me plain allegra because pseudoephidrine makes me jittery normally. I didn't want to take it with the zyvox which also make me jittery and nautious sometimes. Why wasn't my doctor aware of the fact that zyvox is an maoi?