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Who Should Not Take SSRIs?In general, you should not take an SSRI if you:
- Are allergic to an SSRI, or any of the inactive components used to make SSRIs. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients used to make SSRIs.
- Have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) within the past two weeks. MAOIs include:
- Are taking pimozide (Orap®). Pimozide is a medication used to treat Tourette syndrome and also to prevent hallucinations.
- Are taking thioridazine (Mellaril®), an antipsychotic medication. This warning applies specifically to fluoxetine (Prozac®).
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