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Who should not take paroxetine?

Don't take paroxetine if you are allergic to any of the ingredients or if you have taken linezolid, monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) or St. John's Wort within the past 14 days. Tell your doctor if you have or have a family history of bipolar disorder or alcohol abuse, seizures, heart problems, liver problems, severe kidney problems, stomach or bowel bleeding, narrow-angle glaucoma, diabetes or metabolism problems. If you are dehydrated, have low blood sodium levels, drink alcohol, will be receiving electroconvulsive therapy or have any allergies to medicines, foods or other substances, let your doctor know before taking this medication. Don't take paroxetine if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

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