4.3.2 Monoamine-oxidase inhibitors

MAOIs should only be used on recommendation of a specialist.

Hypertensive crisis can occur following ingestion of tyramine or other pressor amines in foods or medication. Patients should avoid consuming large amounts of tyramine-rich food (such as mature cheddar, yeast extracts, red wine and fermented soya bean products) and sympathomimetics (such as ephedrine, pseudoephedrine and phenylpropanolamine).

  • First Line Drugs
  • Second Line Drugs
  • Specialist Initiated Drugs with Shared Care Guidelines
  • Specialist Only Drugs
  • Mixed Status