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You should not take Prozac if you:
- Are allergic to Prozac, fluoxetine hydrochloride, or any inactive components used to make Prozac. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
- Are taking linezolid (Zyvox®) or intravenous methylene blue. Prozac should not be started in people taking linezolid or IV methylene blue, but a person already taking Prozac may be given linezolid or methylene blue, if absolutely necessary, and only with very careful monitoring and only if Prozac 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 Prozac within the past five weeks. MAOIs include:
- You are taking pimozide (Orap®). Pimozide is a medication used to treat Tourette syndrome and to prevent hallucinations.
- You are taking thioridazine (Mellaril®), an antipsychotic medication. Also, do not take thioridazine if you have taken Prozac within the past five weeks.
Prozac Warnings and Precautions: Summary
There are a number of situations where Prozac should not be taken, as well as a number of precautions and warnings people should be aware of before starting the medication. However, it is possible that not all the warnings or precautions for Prozac were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the Prozac warnings or precautions that may apply to you.