MAOI drugs

MAOI drugs

(monoamine oxidase inhibitors). a group of antidepressants. Highly effective, they require dietary precautions.
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Initial passage through the liver produces active metabolites from the tricyclic and atypical drugs, and inactive metabolites from the MAOI drugs ("first-pass metabolism").
Prescribing MAOI drugs must be accompanied by dietary restrictions of foods rich in monoamines, such as cheese, meat extracts, and red wine, to prevent this complication.