HYDRAZINE SULFATE IS A MAO INHIBITOR. DO NOT EAT FOODS THAT ARE HIGH IN TYRAMINE.

PLEASE NOTE: Go on diet AT LEAST three days before you start taking Hydrazine Sulfate.
Stay on diet until AT LEAST three days after you stop taking Hydrazine Sulfate.
(My experience and personal preference is to stay on it at least One Week, before & after)



FOODS TO EAT FOODS TO AVOID



MILK AND DAIRY

Fresh milk; evaporated milk; dry milk; buttermilk, cottage and cream cheese Soy milk, sour cream and yogurt including frozen yogurt or yogurt ice cream, etc.) All cheeses for example: cheddar, blue cheese, provolone, brick, brie, camembert, mozzarella. All grated cheeses (parmesan, romano, locatelli). Sliced cheeses (Swiss, Munster, American-white or yellow). Anything that contains cheese for example: crackers, chips, cheese doodles, etc.





MEAT FISH AND POULTRY

*FRESH* red meat, fish, and poultry Cold cuts of any kind, such as: bologna, salami, ham, pastrami, spam, corned-beef. Frankfurters (hot dogs) of any kind for example: beef, pork, chicken, turkey. bacon of any kind.
Meat, fish & poultry that has been cured such as: Sausages of any kind, Italian dry sausages, ie: Pepperoni, Chicken liver & beef liver
Meat, fish & poultry that has been processed by smoking, aging or pickling such as: pickled herring, pate, fresh liver, dried/smoked fish. Shrimp Paste



SPICES and SAUCES

Fresh spices ONLY Anything containing vinegar or MSG, Salad Dressings. Ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard, Soy sauce, marinades, teriyaki sauce Worcestershire sauce, tabasco sauce. Gravy Master, Kitchen Bouquet, meat tenderizers, accent,
Soup starters, bouillon cubes for example: beef, chicken, vegetable, etc.
Soy by-products for example: Soy burgers, etc. All GOYA products for example: Sazon-plain, Sazon with achiote, Sofrito-green, Sofrito-red (achiote). All Adobo products



FRUITS and VEGETABLES

Fresh, canned or frozen Broad bean pods: English & Chinese pea pods, fava beans, sauerkraut, pickles, bananas, avocados, raisins, figs, dates, Any DRIED fruit



SUGAR

Raw, brown, any natural sweetener (ie: Stevia) NutraSweet, Equal, Sweet'n Low, etc



BREADS and BAKED GOODS

Some breads, cakes, pies, etc. Any breads or baked good that contain raisins, figs, dates, dried fruits



OTHER PRODUCTS

Soups (i.e. fresh homemade soups with fresh ingredients) Yeast extracts: Marmite, Befit, Yeastral, Bovril. Brewers yeast tablets. Miso soup of any kind. Bean curd: Tofu of any kind. liquid or powdered Protien dietary supplements Ginseng



NUTS

NONE ALL



ALCHOHOLIC BEVERAGES

NONE ALL (including non-alcoholic products)




-- USE COMMON SENSE ---
Do Your Homework & Check All Ingredients!





FOODS TO USE WITH CAUTION
Caffiene - contains a weak pressor agent, large amounts may cause a reaction

Chocolate - is safe to ingest for most patients, unless consumed in large amounts (Anon, 1989; McCabe, 1986).

Raspberries & Red Plums - contain tyramine and small amounts are expected to be safe (McCabe, 1986).

Spinach, New Zealand Prickly or Hot Weather - large amounts have resulted in a reaction (Anon, 1989; McCabe, 1986).

Wild Game generally contains high amine levels due to frequent mishandling. Game is often allowed to partially decompose as part of its preparation. Ayd (1986) reported that the freshness of the food is a key issue with MAOIs and that as long as foods are purchased from reputable shops and stored properly, the danger of a hypertensive crisis is minimal.




***AVOID ANY FOODS THAT ARE SUSPECTED OF BEING SPOILED (i.e. FOOD THAT HAS BEEN LEFT IN THE REFRIGERATOR TOO LONG. FOOD THAT HAS BEEN LEFT OUT OVERNIGHT. FOOD THAT HAS BEEN LEFT OUT TO DEFROST FOR TOO LONG.)***

**NOTES**
ANY PROTEIN FOOD, improperly stored or handled, can form pressor amines through protein breakdown.



The tyramine content of foods varies greatly due to the differences in processing, fermentation, ripening, degradation, or incidental contamination. Many foods contain small amounts of tyramine and the formation of large quantities of tyramine have been reported if products were aged, fermented, or left to spoil. Because the sequela from tyramine and MAOIs is dose-related, reactions can be minimized without total abstinence from tyramine-containing foods.  Approximately 10 to 25 mg of tyramine is required for a severe reaction compared to 6 to 10 mg for a mild reaction. Foods that normally contain low amounts of tyramine may become a risk if unusually large quantities are consumed or if spoilage has occurred (McCabe, 1986). No detectable tyramine levels were identified in country CURED HAM (McCabe, 1986).

The foods to use with caution list categorizes foods that have been reported to cause a hypertensive crisis if foods were consumed in large quantities, stored for prolong periods, or if contamination occurred. Small servings (1/2 cup, or less than 120 mL) of the following foods are not expected to pose a risk for patients on MAOI therapy (McCabe, 1986).





SOME MEDICATIONS TO AVOID


ALL NARCOTICS IN EXCESS OF 100 mg. DAILY
(TOTAL DOSE--WITHIN A 24 HOUR PERIOD)

  • NO sedatives
  • NO tranquilizers
  • NO alcohol of any kind
  • NO anti-depressants
  • NO Vitamin B-6
  • NO over-the-counter cold and allergy remedies, MUST check with your doctor.



***CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE YOU BUY ANY MEDICATIONS AND/OR OVER-THE-COUNTER DRUGS***






The majority of contents of this page are not my own, they are copied from a page on Kathy Keaton's Hydrazine Sulfate site located at
http://www.kathykeeton-cancer.com/diet.html
And revised by myself as a result of researching other sources and personal experience


I keep a printed copy of these guidelines posted on my refrigerator & take one to the store for easy reference & check ALL ingredients before eating ANYTHING

I am not a physician, nor prescribing medicine, I'm a cancer survivor (by trial and error) And am providing this information to others who are taking Hydrazine Sulfate and need information on what they should not eat for safety's sake



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