Dr. Ivan’s new MAOI food list.

Meats and Fish
Aged, pickled, and preserved meats such as pepperoni, pastrami, corned beef, beef jerky
All kinds of liver and pate
Snails (escargot)
Caviar,
Pickled herring beef jerky, liver (chicken, calf and beef)
Any fish or meat that has been refrigerated for over 24-hours

Fruits and Vegetables
Chinese pea pods, fava beans, Italian broad beans,
Raisin and other dried fruits
Tofu, miso, sauerkraut, brewer’s yeast (bread and cake are OK)
Overripe fruits especially bananas and avocadoes
Canned figs

Beverages
Red wine,
Beer and ale (including alcohol free)
Sherry
Brandy— including fruit brandies
Cognac
Liqueurs,
One or two drinks containing white wine, gin or vodka are OK

Dairy Products
Aged cheeses such as cheddar, Parmesan, Blue, Gruyere. (The following cheeses are OK: cream, cottage, farmer, process American, ricotta, Cheez-Wiz)
Sour cream.
Frozen yogurt (regular yogurt is OK until the expiration date)

Miscellaneous
Soy sauce (You may eat Chinese food, but make sure that there are no pea pods and request that soy sauce not be used)
Marmite
Bovril
Licorice
Chocolate (3 oz of American chocolate is OK) European chocolate is dangerous

DRUGS to Avoid
Demerol
Cold preparations containing decongestants
Cough medications containing decongestants, dextromethorphan or Demerol (Plain Robitussin is OK)
Sinus medications
Nose drops or nasal sprays
Nasal decongestants . . . steroid sprays are OK
Diet pills
Amphetamines—“speed”
Cocaine—“crack”

NOTES
Please ask your doctor or dentist to phone your psychiatrist before prescribing any medication
Aspirin (plain or buffered), Tylenol, and all antibiotics are OK
When you go to the dentist, you may take gas or a local anesthetic that DOES NOT CONTAIN ANY EPINIPHERINE
Please phone your psychiatrist if you have any questions about this list

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