Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI):Commonly known as beta-blockers, this drug is used in management of depression, anxiety and panic attacks in adults when other antidepressants are not effective. This class includes isocarboxazid ( Marplan ), phenelzine sulfate ( Nardil) and tranylcypromine sulfate ( Parnate). These medications balance neurotransmitters by reducing the amount of monoamine oxidase, the substance that breaks down the neurotransmitters. Use of MAOI in patients with eating disorders is problematic due to a host of food interactions that can cause potentially dangerous spikes in blood pressure.
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