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Symbyax warnings and precautions to be aware of include the potential of developing a life-threatening condition called neuroleptic malignant syndrome and an increased risk of strokes. Women who are pregnant or nursing should talk to their healthcare provider before taking it. Symbyax warnings and precautions also extend to those with a history of suicidal thoughts, diabetes, or seizures.
Symbyax: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Symbyax® (olanzapine and fluoxetine) if you have:
- A history of suicide attempts or suicidal thoughts
- An enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH)
- A history of bowel blockage or obstruction
- An irregular heart rhythm
- An electrolyte imbalance
- Liver, kidney, or heart problems
- Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia
- High triglycerides or high cholesterol
- Low blood pressure (orthostatic hypotension)
- A history of breast cancer
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
- Are breastfeeding
- Drink alcohol.
You should also be sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.