Posted by Donna Louise on July 2, 2006, at 22:27:24
In reply to Re: Diet restrictions on EMSAM 9 MGS?, posted by kimcrazylady on June 30, 2006, at 15:31:12
> From what I've read, they are similar to the restrictions you would have on Parnate or any other MAOi. I did read a study that said they found no difference and no need for restrictions on the 9 mg patch but the study stated the litigation gods wouldn't let them market it that way for fear of lawsuits and accidents.
> Sorry I can't be more help.
I think that is what held up getting the patch to market for so long. FDA insisting on food restrictions because there was only one test which found no dietary reactions to 9 or 12 mg. I am guinea pigging it for you with the tofu. It is all I eat that is on the diet anyway and so far I have not had a problem. I am really not worried about the food. As I said elsewhere, I think the higher doses have a greater chance of causing reactions with containdicated drugs.
Now, I have not eaten a whole lb. of tofu at a time, probably just about 1/5 of a lb. It seems to me that if it bypasses first pass metabolism, then that is what it does, regardless of the dose. Like Kim said, I think it is a fear thing due to minimal testing. I wouldn't recommend going out and eating everything on the list to see what happens. I myself, am just going to test the tofu until I am sure it is ok. Although I feel sure it is. For what that is worth and it is not gospel..