Who Should Avoid Paxil?

Who Should Not Take Paxil?

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

 

 

  • You are taking linezolid (Zyvox®) or methylene blue. 

 

Paxil Warnings and Precautions: Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which Paxil should not be taken, along with a number of precautions and warnings people should be aware of with this drug. However, it is possible that not all the warnings or precautions for Paxil were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the Paxil warnings or precautions that may apply to you.
 
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