Who should not take Pristiq?
The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:
- a disorder with excess antidiuretic hormone called syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone
- high cholesterol
- high amount of triglyceride in the blood
- low amount of sodium in the blood
- increased risk of bleeding due to clotting disorder
- an increased risk of bleeding
- suicidal thoughts
- neuroleptic malignant syndrome, a reaction characterized by fever, muscle rigidity and confusion
- serotonin syndrome, a type of disorder with high serotonin levels
- closed angle glaucoma
- high blood pressure
- heart attack within the last 30 days
- a disorder of the blood vessels of the brain
- lung tissue problem
- risk of angle-closure glaucoma due to narrow angle of anterior chamber of eye
- chronic kidney disease stage 5 (failure)
- Child-Pugh class B liver impairment
- Child-Pugh class C liver impairment
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