(Used to treat various forms of depression)
Compiled by Pam Duff, RN, CSNC 2009
The following are common examples.
- Tricyclics: amitriptyline [Elavil and others], amoxapine [Asendin], doxepin [Sinequan], imipramine [Tofranil, etc], nortriptyline [Aventyl and others]
- MAO Inhibitors (monoamine oxidase inhibitors) — eldepryl [Selegeline], isocarboxazid [Marplan], moclobemide [Aurorix, Manerix], phenelzine [Nardil], rasagiline [Azilect], tranylcypromine [Parnate]
- SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) — sertraline [Zoloft] and others
- Others: bupropion [Wellbutrin], fluoxetine [Prozac], paroxetine [Paxil], trazadone [Desyrel]and others
- Deplete: B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, C, choline, folic acid, inositol, calcium, chromium, magnesium, melatonin, CoQ10, DHEA
- Notes: MAO inhibitors: There are at least four types of foods that must be strictly avoided when taking these drugs because they contain tyramine which can cause some serious side effects.
- broad beans (fava, Italian green beans)
- yeast concentrates (Marmite, brewer’s yeast, yeast supplements)
- salted, smoked, or pickled fish
- aged cheese
(We invite you to check the books which we have compiled.)