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M on paxil (paroxetine) 40 cuz of clinical anxiety n panic attacks since 9 yrs.my body has built resistance to paxil (paroxetine) n now I need a alternative.. PLEASE HELP ME..

M on paxil (paroxetine) 40 cuz of clinical anxiety n panic attacks since 9 yrs.my body has built resistance to paxil (paroxetine) n now I need a alternative.. PLEASE HELP ME..

Discuss with doctor: Severe anxiety can cause undue suffering and be extremely debilitating. Your despair is certainly understandable. However, the "resistance" that you are currently experiencing may be due to various factors other than lack of efficacy. Recommend seeing your doctor ASAP for a comprehensive evaluation and discussing treatment options depending on findings. Hope this is helpful. All the best. ...Read more

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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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I take paxil (paroxetine). Paxil (paroxetine) caused 30 lb weight gain. I'm deaf & it aids tinnitus. Any alternative i can use? Please help.

I take paxil (paroxetine).  Paxil (paroxetine) caused 30 lb weight gain.  I'm deaf & it aids tinnitus.  Any alternative i can use?  Please help.

Paxil (paroxetine): There are many ssris, a class of antidepressant. Depending on the reason you are taking it (used for anxiety, ocd, as well as depression), a good substitute with less associated weight gain can be selected. Your md can review the options with you, . ...Read more

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What does Paxil (paroxetine) do?

What does Paxil (paroxetine) do?

SSRI: Paxil (paroxetine) is a selective seritonin reuptake inhibitor. It is used to treat a number of conditions including depression, anxiety and ocd. ...Read more

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Whats the concern with paxil (paroxetine)?

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Whats the concern with paxil (paroxetine)?

Paxil (paroxetine): Most concerns stem from the black box warning of increase suicidality, although rare, and the birth defects if taken during pregnancy. ...Read more

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How many hours does Paxil (paroxetine) last ?

How many hours does Paxil (paroxetine) last ?

Paxil (paroxetine): the half life of Paxil (paroxetine) is 21 hours, meaning half of the drug is gone from your system in that time. It generally takes 6 half life's for a drug to be completely gone from York system. This would be 126 hours. ...Read more

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Can you overdose on too many paxil (paroxetine)?

Can you overdose on too many paxil (paroxetine)?

Yes: Paxil/paroxetine's max dose is 50-60 mg. Any medication can cause severe harm when taken in an overdose. Paxil is no exception. Follow the directions from your physician. If in an overdose situation, call 911 and get immediate help. ...Read more

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What is the best time to take paxil (paroxetine)?

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Paxil (paroxetine): In evening, since some sedation is expected. ...Read more

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What are signs of overdose on paxil (paroxetine)?

Overdose paxil (paroxetine): Signs and symptoms of paroxetine (paxil) overdose include tremors, nausea, vomiting, sleepiness, dizziness, sweating, altered mental status, seizures, increased deep tendon reflexes, arrhythmias, and low blood pressure. Death is rare and has typically been described in patients taking multiple medications. ...Read more

Paxil (Definition)

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