When to Avoid Sarafem

Who Should Not Take Sarafem?

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



Sarafem Warnings and Precautions: Summary

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