by Cathy Parkes May 29, 2020
MAOIs are used to treat depression.
Important points about MAOIs: They interact with MANY other medications. Eating foods rich in tyramine can cause a hypertensive crisis. Foods rich in tyramine include aged cheese, avocados, bananas, red wine, salami/pepperoni, chocolate.
To learn more about MAOIs, check out our article on nervous system medications for depression.
Amitriptyline is a Tricyclic Antidepressant. "Amy tripped over a tricycle in the desert". Desert helps you remember anticholinergic side effects (urinary retention, constipation, dry mouth, blurry vision, photophobia, tachycardia)