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Who should not take paroxetine CR?

If you have liver or kidney disease, a blood clotting disorder, seizures, epilepsy, bipolar disorder, or a history of drug abuse or suicidal tendencies, tell your doctor before starting this medication. The doctor will need to run special tests and determine if you need dosage adjustments. People with a known allergy to any of the ingredients in this drug should not take it.

Paroxetine CR should not be used by pregnant women or women who are breastfeeding. In unborn babies, this drug may cause heart defects or life-threatening lung problems when taken by pregnant women. If you have taken an monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI), pimozide, or thioridazine in the last two weeks, do not take this medication.

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