Monoamine oxidase inhibitors actually
do have some blood pressure activity.
Remember that MAOs cause a false transmitter.
They do cause lowering of blood pressure.
In fact, even in patients who are using
monoamine oxidase inhibitors for depression
will have a reduction in blood pressure.
In fact, if you take a look at your psychiatric
medication lecture, and today's lecture,
you'll see that I stole this
image from the psychiatry lecture.
Now, one of the things I mentioned to
you before in the psychiatry lecture is
Foods high in tyramine like cheese and wine can
cause a release of a large amount of noradrenaline,
And this can cause a large
increase in blood pressure.
Have a look at that other lecture in
antidepressants, and you can see how that works.
Now, these drugs have frequent side
effects, they're not very effective
and as I said before, they're not used a lot.
Once again, doctors hate these drugs for
hypertension and never think about it.
but pharmacologist love these drugs and put
them on exams in the hypertension section.
I'm not going to say that about its use
in depression because in depression,
we do use them more than we do in hypertension.