A 19-year-old female asked:
I have been taking paxil (paroxetine) for around a week now. the only side effect i have experienced is insomnia like restlessness throughout my body. normal?
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Psychiatry 31 years experience
Rare Side Effect: Glaxosmithklein, the maker of Paxil (generic paroxetine), reports akathesia (internal restlessness) as a rare side effect. Incidence of insomnia is 13%. Most side effects resolve in 7 to 10 days. Insomnia can often be eliminated by changing the timing of the dose. One should always contact their md to report any persistent side effects and never make any changes without talking to their physician.
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Psychiatry 33 years experience
Paxil (paroxetine): Dr. Cohen response is viable, but please talk to your prescribing doctor first.
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Last updated May 7, 2016
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