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You should not take Paxil CR if you:
- Are allergic to Paxil CR, paroxetine controlled release, or any inactive components used to make Paxil CR. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
- Are taking linezolid (Zyvox®) or intravenous methylene blue. Paxil CR should not be started in people taking linezolid or IV methylene blue, but a person already taking Paxil CR may be given linezolid or methylene blue, if absolutely necessary, and only with very careful monitoring and only if Paxil CR is stopped during treatment.
- Have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) within the past two weeks. Also, you should not take an MAOI if you have taken Paxil CR within the past two weeks. MAOIs can include:
- Are taking pimozide (Orap®). Pimozide is a medication used to treat Tourette syndrome and to prevent hallucinations.
Paxil CR Precautions and Warnings: Summary
There are a number of situations in which Paxil CR should not be taken, as well as a number of precautions and warnings people should be aware of with Paxil CR. However, it is possible that not all of the Paxil CR warnings and precautions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific warnings and precautions for Paxil CR that may apply to you.