Precautions and Warnings With Paroxetine
Who Should Not Take Paroxetine?You should not take paroxetine if:
- You are allergic to Paxil, paroxetine hydrochloride, or any inactive components used to make Paxil or its generic equivalents. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients used to make these medications.
- Are taking linezolid (Zyvox®) or intravenous methylene blue. Paroxetine should not be started in people taking linezolid or IV methylene blue, but a person already taking paroxetine may be given linezolid or methylene blue, if absolutely necessary, and only with very careful monitoring and only if paroxetine is stopped during treatment.
- You have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) within the past two weeks. Also, you should not take an MAOI if you have taken paroxetine within the past two weeks. MAOIs include:
- You are taking linezolid (Zyvox®) or methylene blue.
- You are taking pimozide (Orap®). Pimozide is a medication used to treat Tourette syndrome and to prevent hallucinations.
Precautions and Warnings With Paroxetine: Final ThoughtsThere are a number of situations in which paroxetine should not be taken, along with a number of precautions and warnings people should be aware of before taking paroxetine. However, it is possible that not all the warnings or precautions for paroxetine were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the warnings or precautions that may apply to you.