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People who take both Pexeva and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are at a higher risk for gastrointestinal bleeding. Other precautions and warnings with Pexeva include being aware that stopping the drug too abruptly may result in withdrawal symptoms. Certain people should avoid it altogether, including those who are allergic to any of the drug's ingredients and those who have recently taken an MAOI.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Pexeva® (paroxetine mesylate) if you have:
 
  • Been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, or have a family member with this condition
  • A history of suicide attempts, or currently have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself
  • A history of seizures
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Liver disease, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or liver failure
  • A recent heart attack or unstable heart disease
  • Low blood sodium (hyponatremia)
  • Glaucoma
  • Any bleeding problems, including recent stomach bleeding
  • Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
     
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding.
     
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
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