Who Should Avoid SNRIs?

Who Should Not Take SNRIs?

In general, you should not take an SNRI if you:
 
  • Are allergic to an SNRI, or any inactive components used to make the medications. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients used to make SNRIs.
     
  • Have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) within the past two weeks. MAOIs include:
  • Have uncontrolled narrow angle glaucoma (a condition of the eye).
     

Precautions and Warning With SNRIs: Summary

There are a number of situations where SNRIs should not be taken, as well as a number of precautions and warnings people should be aware of before taking the medications. However, it is possible that not all the warnings or precautions for each individual SNRI were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about specific SNRI warnings and precautions that may apply to you. You can also read about specific warnings and precautions for each individual SNRI by going to the specific drug within eMedTV.
 
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