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What does MOAI stand for?

MOAI stands for Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor

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Both agents are known reversible monoamine oxidase inhibitors and when either is administered along with a serotonergic medication, high levels of serotonin can build up in the brain resulting in serotonin syndrome, which is characterized by symptoms that include mental changes.
The agency questioned the references used to support the efficacy claims, and also said that even though the brochure included information from the boxed warning, it did not include contraindications in uncontrolled narrow-angle glaucoma and with monoamine oxidase inhibitors.
The drug is contraindicated in patients during the acute recovery phase of myocardial infarction or in patients with arrhythmias, heart block, conduction disturbances, congestive heart failure, allergies to cyclobenzaprine or other ingredients in Flexeril, hypothyroidism, or current or recent use (within 14 days after discontinuation) of monoamine oxidase inhibitors.
Medications include antidepressants such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), as well as drugs known as high-potency benzodiazepenes.