Some antidepressant medications, including Asendin, may cause suicidal thoughts and behavior in children, teens, or young adults who are 24 years old or younger. Individuals with a family history of bipolar issues may also be more likely to experience suicidal ideation. Be alert to any sudden or severe changes in emotions, mood, thoughts, or behavior. Call your doctor if you become aware of any symptoms which make you feel uncomfortable. Your doctor will help you decide if the benefit of this medication outweighs the risk of using it.
If you have a history of urinary problems, schizophrenia, bipolar issues, heart attack, heart failure, diabetes, glaucoma, an enlarged prostate, an overactive thyroid, or any type of liver, kidney, or heart disease, you should talk to your doctor before you start taking this medication. Tell your doctor if you have ever been treated with electroshock therapy. You should also mention any serious reactions you may have had to other similar medications.
If you are taking other prescription drugs or supplements, you should check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking Asendin. This medication may interact with other medications or supplements including, but not necessarily limited to:
- Other antidepressants
- Antifungal drugs
- Sleeping pills
- High blood pressure medications
- Herbal products such as St. John’s wort