Question by  JSmith0330 (616)

What is a MOA inhibitor?


Answer by  informant31 (510)

MAO is short for Monoamine oxidase inhibitor. They are used to treat depression. They are usually reserved as a last resort because of the lethal interactions they have with certain foods and other drugs. MAO inhibitors are also used to treat people dealing with social anxiety and is also used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease.


Answer by  MedStudent01 (1131)

A monoamine oxidase inhibitor blocks the monoamine oxidase enzyme, which leads to increased levels of neurotransmitters on the nervous system. Such a drug is generally reserved for resistant and atypical depression due to its side effects.


Answer by  MHugabom (523)

Monoamine oxidase inhibitors are anti depression drugs. They are usually used for atypical depression, but an offlable use is for smoking cessation.


Answer by  Sabharish (1610)

MAO stands for MonoAmine Oxidase Inhibitors. MAO are a class of powerful anti depressant drugs prescribed for treatment for depression. They are particularly effective in treating atypical depression and also shown efficacy in smoking cessation. Due to potential lethal dietary and drug interactions, MAO has been reserved as last line of defense and used when other classes fails.


Answer by  EmmaKitty (236)

MAO Inhibitors (MAOI), are antidepressant medications. MAOIs inhibit the break down of serotonin (mood-regulating chemical). MAOIs interact dangerously with many foods & medications. Extreme caution must be used with MAOIs.


Answer by  Kath (1537)

MAO inhibitors are a class of antidepressant drugs. They are prescribed for depression. They have a lot of drug interactions, and are ususlly used as a last resort in treatment.


Answer by  patti (29325)

Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) are a class of powerful antidepressant drugs. They are particularly effective in treating atypical depression that doesn't respond to more recent SSRIs. MAOs require careful dosing, blood level monitoring and a number of other considerations, especially with regard to taking them in combination with other medications.


Answer by  eaglover (394)

A powerful class of antidepressant drugs prescribed for the treatment of depression. They are particularly effective in treating atypical depression, and have also been shown to be effective in smoking cessation.


Answer by  Mrscmrn (1449)

Monamine oxidase inhibitors are a powerful type of antidepressant that is usually used as a last line of treatment. It has many food and drug interactions that can be deadly.

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