Tranylcypromine and khat: a potentially fatal combination

D van der Heide, H Merckelbach, P van Harten

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Abstract

It is well known that the use of tranylcypromine in combination with amphetamines may induce a potentially lethal hypertensive crisis. That such a complication may also occur when tranylcypromine is combined with khat, however, is less known. We describe the case of a young patient who received a low dose of tranylcypromine combined with a small amount of khat, subsequently developing a subarachnoid hemorrhage.

Translated title of the contributionTranylcypromine and khat: a potentially fatal combination
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)544-547
Number of pages4
JournalTijdschrift voor Psychiatrie
Volume60
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 23 Aug 2018

Keywords

  • English Abstract
  • Journal Article
  • Catha/adverse effects
  • Drug Interactions
  • Humans
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage/chemically induced
  • Adult
  • Male
  • Tranylcypromine/adverse effects
  • Drug Combinations

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