Parnate can potentially interact with a number of foods and medications.
(Click Parnate Drug Interactions and Parnate Food Interactions for more information about Parnate and these other medications.)
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Parnate if you have:
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- A history of stroke, transient ischemic attack (TIA or "mini-stroke"), or other bleeding in the brain (such as a subarachnoid hemorrhage)
- Pheochromocytoma, a certain type of adrenal tumor
- An upcoming surgery or procedure involving general or local anesthetics
- Liver disease, including liver failure or cirrhosis
- Frequent headaches
- Bipolar disorder or a family history of bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression)
- A history of suicide attempts or suicidal thoughts
- Kidney problems, including kidney failure (renal failure)
- Seizures or epilepsy
- An upcoming radiology procedure
- An overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) or are taking thyroid medications
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Parnate and Pregnancy)
- Are breastfeeding (see Parnate and Breastfeeding)
- Drink alcohol regularly.
It is extremely important to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you may be taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Never take any medication (including non-prescription medications) without first checking with your healthcare provider.
(Click Parnate Warnings and Precautions for more information on this topic, including information on who should not take Parnate.)