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Re: MAOI diet short list and Zyvox

Posted by fran on January 19, 2002, at 23:17:44

In reply to Re: MAOI diet short list, posted by Seamus2 on January 15, 2002, at 21:49:17

I'm on Effexor for depression, but do know a
little about MAOI and that they require diet
restrictions which are not necessary for SSRIs.
But now I've been started on Zyvox,which is a new
antibiotic which has been out only about 2 months.
It's used for serious infections with "super-bugs",
i.e. bacteria that are resistant to all other
existing antibiotics. Amazingly, it requires
adherence to an MAOI diet, but I found this out
only by looking it up in the new PDR. My doctor
(an infectious diseases specialist) didn't tell me
and there was no warning on the prescription
bottle. *UNBELIEVABLE!!!*
So, I'm very grateful to all of you for having
already shared your experiences on-line. I had
been following the old MAOI recommendations
(sloppily provided even by my recently trained
pharmacist), and was just resigned to a month or
two of those restrictions (I totally admire all of
you who have been doing this long-term). But even
there, I had a ton of unanswered questions. Now
I'm a much happier camper!
BTW, I did read in a reputable (I think) article
that, if you stop an MAOI, you have to continue
the diet restrictions for an additional 4 weeks.
Have any of you come across any information like
this, or to the contrary?
Thanks again, to all of you!




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