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Tyramine Restricted Diet for Patients Taking MAO Inhibitors

Purpose:

To restrict exposure to dietary tyramine in a patient taking a monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor.

Specialty:

Nutrition

Objective:

complications

ICD-10:

Y49.1

Description:

Tyramine is a decarboxylation product of tyrosine that can be formed during fermentation or in the gastrointestinal tract. A patient receiving a monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor may develop potentially serious symptoms if exposed to high levels of tyramine or to sympathomimetic drugs.

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