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Can Paxil CR interact with other medications or foods?

Paxil CR (paroxetine) may interact with other medications or supplements. Before you take Paxil CR, make a list of all your medications (prescription and over-the-counter) and dietary and herbal supplements, and discuss the list carefully with your doctor. Once you're on Paxil CR, do not take any new medication or supplement without consulting with your doctor first.

You should be especially careful to tell your doctor if you take any of the following:
  • atomoxetine
  • cimetidine
  • fentanyl
  • metoprolol
  • pimozide
  • procyclidine
  • tamoxifen
  • thioridazine
  • "triptan" medicines to treat headaches
  • other antidepressants (especially monoamine oxidase inhibitors or MAOIs) or medications to treat any other mental disorder
  • the herbal supplement St. John's wort
  • drugs to treat heart problems
  • drugs to treat HIV infection
  • drugs that thin the blood -- including aspirin and ibuprofen as well as drugs like warfarin
  • drugs to treat epilepsy

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