What are MAOI drugs?


According to WebMD, MAOI stands for monoamine oxidase inhibitor, which are first-generation antidepressants that typically result in more side effects than second-generation antidepressants. Bupropion and duloxetine, sold as Wellbutrin and Cymbalta respectively, are newer antidepressants, as are selective serotonin reputake inhibitors.

According to WebMD, MAOIs reduce monoamine oxidase levels in the brain, balancing neurotransmitters as a result and improving symptoms of depression. MAOIs are still prescribed, but generally to those who did not experience alleviation of symptoms when they tried second-generation antidepressants. MAOIs can be as effective as other antidepressants and can be more effective than others in patients with relatively unusual depressive symptoms such as excessive eating or sleeping.

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Marplan is an MAOI that is usually used only for the temporary treatment of depression. Marplan is typically given for a period of six weeks or less. Parnate is prescribed in dosages
An MAOI is a Mono-amine Oxidase Inhibitor which is a type antidepressant. They are used to treat atypical depression, to help people stop smoking, treat agoraphobia and social anxiety
Monoamine oxidase inhibitors are a class of antidepressants used for the
MAOI in medical terms: Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor, any of a class of antidepressant drugs that block the action of monoamine oxidase in the brain.
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MAOIs (Monoamine oxidase inhibitors) are a class of medications that treat depression. Examples include Isocarboxazid (Marplan), Phenelzine (Nardil), Selegiline (Emsam, Eldepryl, Zelapar) and Tranylcypromine (Parnate).
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