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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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What's the concern with paxil (paroxetine)?

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What's 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

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Can taking Paxil (paroxetine) make you gain weight?

Yes: Out of the ssri medications, Paxil (paroxetine) seems to be the one most common to contribute to weight gain (and this is on the fda adverse reaction list for this medication. Other ssris such as Prozac and zoloft (sertraline) do not have weight gain listed by fda as possible adverse reaction. Talk with your provider to consider alternatives if this concerns you. Read more

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Please describe the medication: paxil (paroxetine)?

Please describe the medication: paxil (paroxetine)?

SSRI Antidepressant: Paxil (paroxetine) is an ssri antidepressant approved for treatment of unipolar (as opposed to bipolar) depression as well as a variety of anxiety-spectrum conditions. It carries a relatively greater risk of medication interactions & is considered to be less safe for a developing fetus as compared to some other antidepressants. All antidepressants have risk of emergent suicidal thinking in young people. Read more

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Can Paxil (paroxetine) make me last longer in bed?

Can Paxil (paroxetine) make me last longer in bed?

Maybe yes- maybe no: There is a possibility for longer erection as a side effect of paxil, (paroxetine) but it does not have this effect on all men. Read more

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What is it like to quit using Paxil (paroxetine) cr?

Stopping Paxil (paroxetine): Stopping Paxil (paroxetine) abruptly can cause a discontinuation syndrome with multiple physical symptoms and increase chance of relapse. Suggest consulting with treating physician prior to attempting to stop medication. Read more

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Could Paxil (paroxetine) cause a loss of creativity?

Possibly: Paxil (paroxetine) may be associated w lack of emotion, pleasure or interest in doing things. Read more

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Can you have withdraw symptoms from paxil (paroxetine)?

Yes and: Unfortunately Paxil (paroxetine) is known to have more withdrawal symptoms than any other ssris. Therefore, it is recommended to discontinue Paxil (paroxetine) treatment by tapering the dosage very slowly & carefully under the monitoring of your prescribing physician. Be well and good luck! Read more

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Can I take suphedrine, pe with 10mg paxil (paroxetine)?

Can I take suphedrine, pe with 10mg paxil (paroxetine)?

No: Don't take dud aphid with Paxil (paroxetine) risk if becoming jittery even risk of serotonin syndrome or seizure. Read more

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What's the best way to withdraw from paxil (paroxetine)?

What's the best way to withdraw from paxil (paroxetine)?

With your Docs help!: Ideally this should be done in conjunction with the prescribing physician. Stopping an antidepressant on your own is not a good idea. About 1/5 individuals experience discontinuation symptoms when coming off a ssri. Paxil (paroxetine) has a relatively short 1/2 life meaning it clear from the system fairly quickly. Generally the dose would be decreased gradually to the lowest possible dose before stopping. Read more

Paxil (Definition)

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