Precautions and Warnings With Fluoxetine

Who Should Not Take Fluoxetine?

You should not take fluoxetine if you:
  • Are allergic to fluoxetine hydrochloride, Prozac, or any inactive components used to make fluoxetine. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
  • Are taking linezolid (Zyvox®) or intravenous methylene blue. Fluoxetine should not be started in people taking linezolid or IV methylene blue, but a person already taking fluoxetine may be given linezolid or methylene blue, if absolutely necessary, and only with very careful monitoring and only if fluoxetine 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 fluoxetine within the past five weeks. MAOIs include:



Fluoxetine Warnings and Precautions: Summary

There are a number of situations where fluoxetine 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 fluoxetine were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the fluoxetine warnings or precautions that may apply to you.
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