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Tyramine-Rich Foods
Foods rich in tyramine, a natural amino acid, include strong, aged or processed cheeses (including aged cheddar, Swiss, blue cheese, Camembert, brie, mozzarella and parmesan), beef or chicken liver, cured meats, anchovies, fava beans and avocados, among others.

Be careful...if you take monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs). MAOIs such as phenelzine or tranylcypromine are a type of antidepressant medication. For people on MAOIs, eating many foods that contain a lot of tyramine could cause a sudden, highly dangerous increase in blood pressure. People taking MAOIs must follow a low-tyramine diet in consultation with their doctor. Tyramine is also not safe with certain antibiotics like linezolid.


**Note: This is not a complete list. You should always ask your doctor if you should avoid any particular foods, drinks or supplements specific to your medication regimen.