How Cayenne interacts with MAO inhibitors

Interaction type: Interactions

Interaction rating: Potential/Theoritical

Animal studies report that cayenne may increase body chemicals that may alter the effects of these medications and possibly the dose needed for treatment. Use with caution. (1)

These drugs include phenelzine, tranylcypromine, isocarboxazid


  1. View Abstract: Watanabe T, Kawada T, Kato T, Harada T, Iwai K. Effects of capsaicin analogs on adrenal catecholamine secretion in rats. Life Sci. 1994;54(5):369-74.