Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Moclobemide

  • John C. Courtney
  • Cristy Akins
  • Efrain Antonio GonzalezEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_1678

Generic Name

Moclobemide

Brand Name

Aurorix, Amira, and Manerix

Class

Monoamine oxidase A inhibitor (MAOI)

Proposed Mechanism(s) of Action

Inhibits the breakdown of endogenous catecholamines by interfering with the enzyme monoamine oxidase (A)

Off-Label Use

Depression and social anxiety disorder

Side Effects

Serious

Hypertensive crisis, mania, suicidal ideation, and seizures

Common

Insomnia, anxiety, dry mouth, galactorrhea, and hypertension

References and Readings

  1. Physicians’ desk reference (71st ed.). (2017). Montvale: Thomson PDR.Google Scholar
  2. Stahl, S. M. (2007). Essential psychopharmacology: The prescriber’s guide (2nd ed.). New York: Cambridge University Press.Google Scholar

Additional Information

  1. Free Drug Online and PDA Software. www.epocrates.com

Copyright information

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Authors and Affiliations

  • John C. Courtney
    • 1
  • Cristy Akins
    • 2
  • Efrain Antonio Gonzalez
    • 3
    • 4
    Email author
  1. 1.Socorro Mental HealthPresbyterian Medical ServicesSocorroUSA
  2. 2.Mercy Family CenterMetarieUSA
  3. 3.College of PsychologyNova Southeastern UniversityFort LauderdaleUSA
  4. 4.Utah State UniversityLoganUSA