A nurse is administering an antidepressant medication. The nurse knows which of the following types of antidepressant medications have adverse effects when combined with foods containing tyramine?


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- Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)

- Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)

- Heterocyclics

- Tricyclics


MAOIs block the monoamine oxidase enzyme in the body, causing the body to not breakdown Tyramine. Tyramine is an amino acid that helps regulate blood pressure, if the levels of tyramine become too high, a client can become very hypertensive and require emergency medical attention.

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