What is the dermatologic preoperative evaluation and management of monoamine oxidase inhibitors, phenothiazines, and tricyclic antidepressants?

Updated: Mar 16, 2020
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Monoamine oxidase inhibitors, phenothiazines, and tricyclic antidepressants may also potentiate the cardiostimulatory effects of epinephrine. In the elderly population, discontinuation of these agents 1-2 weeks prior to any elective surgery in which epinephrine will be used is recommended. Monoamine oxidase inhibitors can be restarted the day after surgery.

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