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As with all medications, it is important to know all of the precautions and warnings with SNRIs. Before taking an SNRI, let your healthcare provider know if you have any existing medical conditions, such as bipolar disorder, glaucoma, or high blood pressure. Possible side effects of SNRIs include serotonin syndrome, suicidal thoughts or behavior, and liver problems. You should not take a SNRI if you are allergic to any components of the drug, have uncontrolled narrow angle glaucoma, or have taken an MAOI in the past two weeks.

SNRIs: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking an SNRI (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor) if you have:
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
  • Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding
  • Drink alcohol regularly.
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you may be taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
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