Contraindications to the prescription of Priligy
You should also not take Priligy in conjunction with any of the following medicines:
- Meds used to treat depression called "monoamine oxidase inhibitors" (MAOIs)
- Other drugs used to treat depression
- Thioridazine used for schizophrenia
- Lithium, a drug used to treat bipolar disorder (Kerry Katona)
- Linezolid - an antibiotic
- Tryptophan - a sleeping pill
- St John's wort - a herbal medicine
- Tramadol - a strong pain killer
- Drugs used to treat migraines.
You must not take Priligy concurrently with any of the above drugs. In addition, you must stop any of the above drugs a clear fourteen days before starting to take Priligy.
If you stop using Priligy, you will need to wait a clear seven days before starting any of the above medicines.
- Some medicines used to treat fungal infection, including ketoconazole and itraconazole
- Some medicines used to treat HIV, including ritonavir, saquinavir, nelfinavir and atazanavir
- Some medicines used to treat infection, including telithromycin
- Nefazodone - an antidepressant
Do not take Priligy if you are taking any of the above drugs. If you are not sure if the drug you are taking is safe to take with Priligy, ask your doctor of pharmacist.
In any event, you should always fully disclose any medicines you are taking to your doctor before receiving a prescription for Priligy.
You should not take Priligy with alcohol, as the effects of alcohol may be amplified if taken in conjunction with Priligy, leading to increased risk of fainting or other side effects.
You should also check with your doctor before taking Priligy if:
- You have not been diagnosed with premature ejaculation
- You have ever had any type of mental health problem
- You use recreational drugs
- You have blood clotting problems, kidney problems, epilepsy or dizziness from low blood pressure.
Before you start to take Priligy, your GP should perform a test to ensure that your blood pressure doesn't drop too much when you stand up from lying down.
This list may be incomplete. Over time, more is learnt about a drug and the lists of side effects and contraindications can change. The above list should be used as a guide only.