Reactions to Antidepressants: Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors
Hypertensive crisis usually occurs within several hours after ingestion of a contraindicated food or drug. Symptoms include occipital headaches (which may radiate frontally), sore or stiff neck, nausea, vomiting, palpitations (rapid heartbeat), fever, elevated blood pressure, sweating, photophobia (intolerance to light), and dilated pupils. Tachycardia or bradycardia may be present and can be associated with chest pain. With food reactions, factors to be considered include the amount of food eaten, the rate of gastric emptying, and the dose and potency of the monamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI).
KeywordsHepatic Encephalopathy Sexual Dysfunction Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor Hypertensive Crisis
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