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Medication to Avoid Before Surgery

 

                                       

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Make sure you tell your surgeon / anesthesiologist if you are taking a MAOI Inhibitor!

Discuss with physician - fourteen (14) days prior to surgery. These drugs are used for the treatment of depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, eating disorders, essential hypertension, chronic pain syndromes, and migraine headaches. They work by inhibiting nerve transmissions in brain that may cause depression. MAO inhibitors can cause severe problems when combined with anesthesia, especially general anesthesia. The combination can cause dangerously low blood pressure during surgery.

 

 

Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor (MAO) Medication List:

 

  • Eldapryl - (generic: selegiline -  monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor for depression)

 

  • Emsam - (generic: selegiline -  monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor for depression)

 

  • Marplan - (generic: isocarboxazid - monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor for depression)

 

  • Nardil - (phenelzine sulfate -monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor used to treat depression)

 

  • Parnate - (generic: tranylcypromine - monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor for depression)

 

  • Zelapar - (generic: selegiline - monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor for depression) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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