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Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie 60 (2018) 8, 544 - 547

Klinische Praktijk

Tranylcypromine and khat: a potentially fatal combination

D. van der Heide, H. Merckelbach, P. van Harten

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.

keywords hypertensive crisis, khat, tranylcypromine