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Re: MAOI Diet Addendum may_b

Posted by Elizabeth on August 7, 2001, at 9:07:17

In reply to Re: MAOI Diet Addendum, posted by may_b on August 6, 2001, at 13:14:16

> I had a hypertensive crisis after consuming one bottle of a local micro brewery beer.

How high was your blood pressure?

> I talked to the Doc who recommended Cytomel and upped the Parnate to 20 mg, [10 mg 2x day.] Now I am wondering if this lowered my threshold for HC.

Parnate does potentiate the pressor response to tyramine more than Nardil does, and occasionally someone will experience significant rises in BP on Parnate alone (i.e., without any food interaction). My experience has been that this is best avoided by splitting the dose (taking no more than 10 mg in a single dose).

I can also easily see how adding stimulant-like drugs (such as thyroid hormones) could increase the risk of hypertension.





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