by Cynthia M. Johnson, MA
What Is Tyramine?
Tyramine is found in many foods, such as wine, ripe cheese, and aged food.
Why Should I Eat This Way?
People who take monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) may need to be on a low tyramine diet. This is found in some medicines that treat problems like depression, Parkinson disease, and infection. Taking these and eating foods that are high in tyramine can cause health problems. Some of these are high blood pressure, headaches, and chest pain.
Eat Right—Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Low tyramine diet. Queensland Government website. Available at: https://www.health.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0020/145802/oncol_maoi.pdf. Updated October 2016. Accessed March 12, 2019.
Medication errors: preventing—general principles. EBSCO Nursing Reference Center website. Available at: https://www.ebscoh.... Updated May 18, 2018. Accessed March 13, 2019.
Last reviewed March 2019 by EBSCO Medical Review BoardDianne Scheinberg Rishikof MS, RD, LDN
Last Updated: 3/13/2019
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