Evidently you need to be careful about what you eat on this drug because of Tyramine. It requires eating absolutely fresh food. Have you followed this regimen and what are your experiences?
I have been on Azelic for 2 years, eat and drink what I want. Always check any meds as there is a long list of things that react with this drug if you need surgery let the doctor know right away you are on this drug.
@A MyParkinsonsTeam Member : after drinking red wine and I notice my face getting flush, and my nose turning red, I just stop........ and switch to white!
I've been taking Azilect for 2 years now. I eat and drink anything I want, with no noticeable negative effects. (on the other hand, giving up my occasional martini or glass of wine and cheese, could definitely make me quite cranky!)
@A MyParkinsonsTeam Member, no im on this food plan for slightly elevated blood sugar. it is not a diet plan for azilect, since i still enjoy tofu, tamari, red wine on occasion...but i still dont eat grapefruit.
its my understanding that Azilect is a MAOb inhibiter? which means it reacts to 'aged" foods like fermented milk(some cheeses) soybean, tamari, etc, also grapefruit, red wine. I now eat an organic, mediterranean diet without sugar or sweeteners of any kind, alcohol, white or processed foods, limited dairy (yogurt), no red meat, nothing with additives etc. I am feeling better, in general. But more importantly, I discovered some of my food issues, have opened up a Pandoras box of family relationships. Sigh..we will keep on keeping on, eh??