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Re: MAO alcohol followup

Posted by jsarirose on September 18, 2002, at 13:55:58

In reply to Re: MAO alcohol followup, posted by cybercafe on September 18, 2002, at 13:20:20

> btw... what is the absolutely most safest form of alcohol to have with an MAOI?

I think that's a little hard to answer since some forms vary in their tyramine content. For example, beer can be from 2 - 11. 2 would be very safe, but 11 would be dangerous. I think the tap beers/home brews would be closer to 11, and the bottled, fresh, beers would be closer to 2.

Champagne, white wine, and red wine seem to have low values and be safe as well. (0.3 - 2.4)

The clear liquors are lower than the colored (aged) liquors. For example vodka & gin are probably safer than bourbon or scotch or something aged. Basically you want to stay away from aged liquors if you are going to have quite a bit.

Personally I've had quite a bit to drink on occasion with no ill effects (from the Parnate, that is). The most I've had while on Parnate is probably 8 shots of vodka, 10 shots of rum and 6 shots of bourbon (although it's aged, it didn't seem to effect me). Now these amounts were over the course of an evening.

I've also found my tolerance for alcohol to be much lower than previously. So it doesn't take as much for me to feel tipsy or drunk. I also don't have as great a desire to drink.

Hope that helps a little. Maybe someone knows of a tyramine content list that's more extensive.

These are the pages I looked at:





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