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A few of the conditions that you should let your healthcare provider know about before you take paroxetine controlled release include diabetes, seizures or epilepsy, and glaucoma. To reduce the risk of drug interactions, you should also tell your healthcare provider (prior to taking paroxetine controlled release) about all other drugs you are taking. Among the people who should not take paroxetine controlled release are those taking pimozide or monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs). Make sure to talk with your healthcare provider about the precautions and warnings with paroxetine controlled release that may apply to you.
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking paroxetine controlled release (Paxil CR®) if you have:
- Bipolar disorder (manic depression) or a family history of bipolar disorder
- A history of suicide attempts or suicidal thoughts
- A recent history of a heart attack (or if you have unstable heart disease)
- Seizures or epilepsy
- Glaucoma (a condition of the eyes)
- Liver disease, including liver failure or cirrhosis
- Kidney problems, including kidney failure (renal failure)
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
You should also be sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you may be taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.