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Who should not take desvenlafaxine?

People who are allergic to any ingredient in desvenlafaxine should not use this medication. Do not combine this drug with MAO (monoamine oxidase) inhibitors, St. John's Wort, any fenfluramine derivatives, tryptophan, nefazodone or methylene blue or any drug containing venlafaxine or desvenlafaxine. Other drugs may also interact, so tell your doctor about everything you take. This drug can complicate existing mental disorders or mood disorders, seizure disorders, any heart problem or history of heart attack, stroke, any blood or bleeding problems, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, liver or kidney problems, lung problems, intestinal or stomach bleeding, low blood sodium levels or increased eye pressure. You should not take this drug if you are having electroconvulsive therapy, drink alcohol or have a history of substance abuse. There is some concern about the use of desvenlafaxine for older adults, pregnant women and women who are breastfeeding. Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects. This medication may be harmful to developing fetuses and nursing babies.

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