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Precautions and Warnings With Paroxetine Mesylate

Who Should Not Take Paroxetine Mesylate?

You should avoid paroxetine mesylate if you:
  • Are allergic to it, to Pexeva, to Paxil®, or to any of the inactive components used to make the medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
  • Are taking linezolid (Zyvox®) or intravenous methylene blue. Paroxetine mesylate should not be started in people taking linezolid or IV methylene blue, but a person already taking paroxetine mesylate may be given linezolid or methylene blue, if absolutely necessary, and only with very careful monitoring and only if paroxetine mesylate is stopped during treatment.
  • Have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) within the past two weeks (see Drug Interactions With Paroxetine Mesylate).
  • Are taking pimozide (Orap®) or thioridazine (Mellaril®) (see Drug Interactions With Paroxetine Mesylate).

Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which paroxetine mesylate should not be taken, as well as several precautions and warnings people should be aware of before starting the medication. However, it is possible that not all of these safety issues were discussed in this article. Therefore, talk with your healthcare provider about the specific warnings that may apply to you.
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