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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Paroxetine (Definition)

Brand name paxil, (paroxetine) it's an ssri used for treating depression, anxiety, ocd, and several other conditions. It ...Read more


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In your opinion, what's the best medicaition for severe ocd. I've tried Paxil (paroxetine) and Lexapro to no avail. This is just a question, not seeking meds onlin?

In your opinion, what's the best medicaition for severe ocd. I've tried Paxil (paroxetine) and Lexapro to no avail. This is just a question, not seeking meds onlin?

OCD: I don't think that there is one best medication. Most of the ssri's can be effective. I have used zoloft (sertraline) a lot for ocd. Anafranil which is actually a tricyclic antidepressant (older class) can also be helpful. You & your physician may need some trials before you get just the right medication (s). Take care. ...Read more

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Bp. Of 155/103 my husband has had this reading for a couple of hrs now should I take him to the er. He feels fine just shivers can Paxil (paroxetine) cause it?

Bp. Of 155/103 my husband has had this reading for a couple of hrs now should I take him to the er. He feels fine just shivers can Paxil (paroxetine) cause it?

Check w PCP: This BP is higher than desired long term, but not necessarily an emergency. It may be stress or pain if he is nearly your age. High BP needs several months of high readings to be diagnosed... ...Read more

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I am taking Paxil (paroxetine) 20 mg , before bed. At night I experience tremors sometimes its my leg a couple times my whole body shook. Should I be worried?

  I am taking Paxil (paroxetine) 20 mg , before bed. At night I experience tremors sometimes its my leg a couple times my whole body shook. Should I be worried?

No, but do tell Dr.: This is not a good side effect - tell your provider and ask for alternatives. Different approaches may have less serious side effects and adding talk therapy might be a good idea too. Your neurological seizure condition may complicate things, so be patient and cautious. I hope you find a better choice. ...Read more

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I'm on the following 15mg 3 times daily buspar 60mg daily paxil 50mg trazodone 20mg omprazole ec my question is.... How serious is grapefruit juice?

Probably avoid: Because of the impact of grapefruit juice on the cyp450 enzymes that metabolize most psychotropic medications, it is generally advised for all people taking these meds to avoid grapefruit juice. While it may not hurt you, it can enhance your medications, creating more side effects. ...Read more

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Dlpa supplement interaction i would like to ask a question and i intend to consult with my psychiatrist first but would like a second opinion. I am on lamictal, paxil, lithium and Adderall for ADHD and a bipolarii. My mood disorder isn't my biggest burden

Hello, : Hello, there seems to be variable input on this issue. Phenylalanine is an essential Amino Acid which is converted into tyrosine. Tyrosine is then used to produce Dopamine and norepinephrine. Of course, both of these neurotransmitters are impacted by a number of psychotropic medications. Dpla is contraindicated with monoamine oxidase inhibitors and reportedly should not be used with atypical antipsychotics. The majority of sites recommended that d.L. Phenylalanine not be used concurrently with standard antidepressant medications. Several sites recommended that dlpa not be used with Paxil (paroxetine) or with stimulants. Use of dlpa can be associated with insomnia, headaches and increased blood pressure due to overstimulation of the central nervous system. I could not find any literature that addressed using dlpa with lithium. It should be noted that the fda does not regulate supplements and that dosages of the active ingredients are often not standardized. ...Read more

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Have tried pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) wellbutrin, paxil, celexa, effexor, lexapro, etc. With lithium, haliperidol &abilify. A couple improve mood. Still anxious!thoughts?

Have tried pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) wellbutrin, paxil, celexa, effexor, lexapro, etc. With lithium, haliperidol &abilify. A couple improve mood. Still anxious!thoughts?

Many meds: You've tried many meds already, although there are some you haven't mentioned that often help anxiety: buspirone, beta-blockers, other mood stabilizers besides lithium, etc. But after a person has tried so many medications and still has symptoms, i'd suggest non-medication approaches: psychotherapy, mindfulness, relaxation training, exercise/yoga, etc. ...Read more

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Paxil (Definition)

Paroxetine is a serotonin reuptake blocker which is a kind of ...Read more