Food and Drug InteractionsEmsam can potentially interact with a number of foods and medications (see Emsam Drug Interactions and Emsam Food Interactions for more information).
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Emsam if you have:
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- A history of stroke, transient ischemic attack (TIA or "mini-stroke"), or other bleeding in the brain (such as a subarachnoid hemorrhage)
- Pheochromocytoma, a certain type of adrenal tumor
- An upcoming surgery or procedure involving general or local anesthetics
- Frequent headaches
- Bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression) or a family history of the condition
- A history of suicide attempts or suicidal thoughts
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Emsam and Pregnancy)
- Are breastfeeding (see Emsam and Breastfeeding)
- Drink alcohol regularly.
It is extremely important to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Never take any medication (including non-prescription medications) without first checking with your healthcare provider.
(Click Emsam Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)