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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
No: Paroxetine has many potential side effects, but does not make you "high." if you are bipolar and take it without a mood stabilizer though, ... Read More

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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
22 years experience in Psychiatry
Paxil (paroxetine) effect: Paxil, paroxetine, blocks the "reuptake"/uptake of serotonin between nerve cells in the brain. The location where it is believed to have effects in de ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Byron Law-Yone
54 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes bit unlikely: An overdose with antidepressants like paroxetine alone is usually not fatal. However, mixed with alcohol or other sedating drugs things can get bad i ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Carbamazepine?: Carbamazepine is an anticonvulsant that is also useful as a mood stabilizer. Paroxetine is an ssri antidepressant. The combination could be used in ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Yes, some major: The major alerts are for the risk of serotonin syndrome. Several other concerns exist between these drugs and include increased risks for the common s ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adler
48 years experience in Psychiatry
Paxil (paroxetine) vs CR: Paxil (paroxetine) cr is a long acting formulation of paxil (paroxetine).
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
SSRI: Brand name paxil, (paroxetine) it's an ssri used for treating depression, anxiety, ocd, and several other conditions. It is relatively fast acting.
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
12 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Ask again: You have a question about Paxil (paroxetine) and Zoloft. Ask more specifically and I'm sure someone will be happy to help. Also, don't hesitate to ask ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Foster
43 years experience in Psychiatry
Can be: A common side effect of Zoloft (sertraline) is drowsiness. Bedtime dosing may allay the problem. Be sure to discuss any side effects with your prescri ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience in Neurology
Not much difference: There is really not much difference in the two preparations. Both are the same chemical that have same side effects and action on sexual dysfunction.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Not especially: All antidepressants including Paxil (paroxetine) need 4-6 weeks' consistent dosing for therapeutic effect. You may see some benefit before then, but ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
SSRI's: They are both ssri's. I have found both effective when treating patients. Either are good options for conditions like post traumatic stress disorder, ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dheeraj Raina
28 years experience in Psychiatry
Side-effects: Paxil (paroxetine) cr has no advantage over regular Paxil (paroxetine) in terms of effectiveness. For most patients there is no advantage at all. Howe ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cyma Khalily
34 years experience in Psychiatry
DEPENDS: For the right illness Prozac (fluoxetine) can be very effective. Indicated for depression, anxiety, panic, social anxiety, ocd, pmdd.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grant Brenner
23 years experience in Psychiatry
Interactions?: No reported drug-drug interactions, but both can cause drowsiness and sedation, and together that could be worse.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Bey
56 years experience in Psychiatry
No: It's is a minor tranquilizer--for Effexor (venlafaxine) discontinuance symptoms the best is take a small (37.5) of effexor (venlafaxine).
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Too many meds: Taking all of these medications together is not a good idea. You run the risk of serotonin syndrome, a potentially lethal condition and you are at inc ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Wuarin
23 years experience in Psychiatry
Maybe paxil (paroxetine): All ssris can have sexual side effects of decreased libido or function. If however, there is sexual dysfuction due to depression or anxiety, function ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Psychotropics: Difficult to compare antidepressant Paxil (paroxetine) with Antipsychotic Zyprexa with Antidepressant Wellbutrin with mood stabilizer Trileptal. It de ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Missid Ghanem
24 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Www.rxlist.com: Too many to list. Some are mild and will go away after a week or so; others should be reported to dr. Right away. Educate yourself either by visiting ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Kunen
44 years experience in Clinical Psychology
See below: Lexapro (escitalopram) is an ssri and is basically the "pure" form of citalopram. Most common se's effects are constipation, decreased sexual drive, ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience in Neurology
If by doctor's order: If you're taking these medications on doctor's order then, I cannot tell you NOT to take either one of them or any of them. But if what you're asking ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Why?: I'm wondering why you'd want to take 2 drugs in the same class? Depending on the doses of each, it could result in serotonin syndrome. I recommend a ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Bey
56 years experience in Psychiatry
Serotonin: They both increase serotonin levels & can (rarely) cause a serotonin syndrome
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kaushik Raval
36 years experience in Psychiatry
No: If your fatigue is related to depression or anxiety then both Celexa and zoloft (sertraline) might help.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Zoloft (sertraline): Zoloft (sertraline) is an ssri antidepressant, not a benzo.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Blumenfield
56 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: Paxil (paroxetine) can be a treatment for anxiety problems but it is not necessarily the treatment of choice. Social anxiety often has psychological f ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Woods
29 years experience in Psychiatry
Rare Side Effect: Glaxosmithklein, the maker of Paxil (generic paroxetine), reports akathesia (internal restlessness) as a rare side effect. Incidence of insomnia is 13 ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Paxil (paroxetine): Sedation, nausea, upset stomach, diarrhea, headache are common.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. TRUC DAO
Dr. TRUC DAO answered
36 years experience in Psychiatry
Paxil (paroxetine): Is a short acting med, unlike Prozac which works for 2 weeks in your body. Paxil (paroxetine) will be cleared within a few days but abrupt cessation c ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
May take 2-3wks!: If you were on a high dose (>20mg), this dizziness will take longer to reslove. If you were on a low dose (10 mg), only 5-7 days. I hope you did not ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes : If it has been prescribed.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
A drug interaction: Checker revealed no interactions between verapamil and paxil (paroxetine).
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
15 years experience in Psychiatry
Serotonin syndrome: When ppl overdose on an ssri, the clinical consequence is usually serotonin syndrome, which can manifest with a fever, sweating, mental status changes ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Your own doctor: Should prescribe this medication and recommend dosage, if s/he feels it's indicated. Many men find doses of 10-20mg per day effective. Some may find ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Woods
29 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: Paroxetine, a well known serotonin selective reuptake inhibitor (ssri), can cause blurred vision due to changes in the way one's pupils respond to lig ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Daily? No proof: Lumiday is a dietary supplement marketed in States for natural mood enhancement. However, unlike prescription & OTC medications, there is no requi ... Read More
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