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Who Should Not Take Paroxetine Controlled Release?

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




Precautions and Warnings With Paroxetine Controlled Release: Summary

There are a number of situations in which paroxetine controlled release should not be taken, as well as a number of precautions and warnings people should be aware of before starting the medicine. However, it is possible that not all of the precautions and warnings with paroxetine controlled release were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific paroxetine controlled release warnings or precautions that may apply to you.
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