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Some Paxil CR warnings and precautions to be aware of include possible drug interactions, the safety of taking Paxil while pregnant or nursing, and the risk of seizures in some people who take the medicine. A few of the conditions you should let your healthcare provider know about before you take Paxil CR include diabetes, liver disease, and kidney problems. Among the people who should not take Paxil CR are those who are allergic to any components of Paxil CR, those have taken an MAOI within the past two weeks, and those who are taking pimozide.
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Paxil CR® (paroxetine controlled release) if you have:
- Bipolar disorder (manic depression) or a family history of bipolar disorder
- A history of suicide attempts or suicidal thoughts
- A recent history of a heart attack (or if you have unstable heart disease)
- Seizures or epilepsy
- Glaucoma (a condition of the eyes)
- Liver disease, including liver failure or cirrhosis
- Kidney problems, including kidney failure (renal failure)
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
You should also be sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you may be taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.