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Can you drink while taking paxil (paroxetine)?

Can you drink while taking paxil (paroxetine)?

No: I have seen too many people knock out the effect of Paxil (paroxetine) y drinking only two drinks. Several attempted suicide much to their surprise. Alcohol is a universal solvent and soaks everything in the body, including the brain and the parts that control mood. It wreaks havoc on the serotonin receptors and prevents the drug from working for up to 72 hours of the worst depression you have ever had. ...Read more

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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Is it dangerous to have one drink while taking paxil (paroxetine)?

Is it dangerous to have one drink while taking paxil (paroxetine)?

Hard to answer: This kind of question makes doctors uncomfortable. The official recommendation is to avoid all alcohol. Yet many people have 1 drink and do ok. So it's not usually dangerous — but it could be. Alcohol plus Paxil (paroxetine) can be overly sedating, impair driving, prevent the Paxil (paroxetine) from working as well, could (rarely) cause a seizure, etc. Weigh the risks and benefits, and make your own adult decision. ...Read more

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Can taking Paxil (paroxetine) mixed with drinking make you act crazy?

Can taking Paxil (paroxetine) mixed with drinking make you act crazy?

Paxil (paroxetine): Taking anything mixed with drinking can make you act different. Medications don't go well with alcohol. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink occasionally on paxil (paroxetine)?

Is it safe to drink occasionally on paxil (paroxetine)?

Limited drinking: Light drinking should not present any problems.
I define light as 2 drinks twice a week (a drink = 1 shot or a beer or a glass of wine).
The concern is that heavier drinking will potentially aggravate the problem for which you are taking the paxil (paroxetine). ...Read more

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What happens when you're on Paxil (paroxetine) and drink alcohol?

What happens when you're on Paxil (paroxetine) and drink alcohol?

Psychomotor impaired: The combination of alcohol with any prescription medication can lead to adverse side effects. In the case of paxil (paroxetine), (paroxetine) the effects are additive between the two "drugs" such that the sedative effects of Paxil (paroxetine) and those of alchohol add to one another to make the combination more dangerous then either alone. Also the depressant effects of alcohol on the muscular system can be enhanced due to paxil (paroxetine). ...Read more

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Will Paxil (paroxetine) or lotrel htz hurt my liveliver found out my enzymes is up I don't drink?

Will Paxil (paroxetine) or lotrel htz hurt my liveliver found out my enzymes is up I don't drink?

Recheck: Medications can affect liver enzymes. If other causes (alcohol, infection, fatty liver etc). Talk with doctor about changing the medication and monitoring your liver function. ...Read more

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What is an osmatic laxative and now does it differ from other laxatives? I drink plenty of water daily. Const. Due to Paxil (paroxetine).

What is an osmatic laxative and now does it differ from other laxatives? I drink plenty of water daily. Const. Due to Paxil (paroxetine).

Osmotic laxative: Osmotic laxatives work in bulk to pull more water into the large intestine to keep the stool soft. They tend to be very gentle but results will take a little time (days). Other laxatives are bowel irritants - and they do just that. They cause irritation that causes the bowels to increase activity to force a bowel movement. Long term use of irritant laxatives can cause significant problems ...Read more

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My doctor just prescribed me 10mg Paxil (paroxetine) per day. I do not regularly drink but will have drinks on vacation. What effects will mixing the 2 have?

My doctor just prescribed me 10mg Paxil (paroxetine) per day. I do not regularly drink but will have drinks on vacation. What effects will mixing the 2 have?

Paxil (paroxetine) ; alcohol: Are not a good or safe combination. Alcohol can interfere with the antidepressant activity of the paxil, (paroxetine) and the combination can be more sedating than either alone. ...Read more

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I start drinking citlaropam and I have so many side effects I stop for two days now and I still feel same. My doctor gave me Paxil (paroxetine) im scared to try it.

Need a psychiatrist: You may have a phobia to meds and experience all sorts of anxiety when taking what you need the most. A psychiatrist can deal with you more appropriately since you easily over react and she is more equiped to deal with all your issues. It is often a life long problem regarding medication phobias and side effects and the sooner you get insight to the actual issue the better you will be. ...Read more

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I was prescribed Paxil (paroxetine) for anxiety. I drink alcohol 2x a week. Honestly will it hurt me if I drink on it?

I was prescribed Paxil (paroxetine) for anxiety. I drink alcohol 2x a week. Honestly will it hurt me if I drink on it?

Depends: Drinking in moderation will probably have no ill effects. Drinking heavily is rarely good for you, especially when taking prescribed medication. Discuss your drinking habits with your doctor. ...Read more

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Any tips on how to deal w/ dry mouth from paxil/paroxetine? Dr. Said its bc of that I forgot to ask what to do? I drink plenty of water & eat healthy.

Any tips on how to deal w/ dry mouth from paxil/paroxetine? Dr. Said its bc of that I forgot to ask what to do? I drink plenty of water & eat healthy.

Some tips: Drink more water. Biotene products will help your mouth feel better. Chew xylitol gum or mints. Avoid acidic and sugary foods and drinks. Avoid mouthwash with alcohol. Talk tp your dentist about mi paste or fluoride. Regular dental care is very important. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Paxil (paroxetine) 20 mg daily + metoprolol 12, 5 mg daily. What's the side effect mixing, resting hr 50-65 whithout meds, can I get heart block? Can drink alcohol?

Paxil (paroxetine) 20 mg daily + metoprolol 12, 5 mg daily. What's the side effect mixing, resting hr 50-65 whithout meds, can I get heart block? Can drink alcohol?

Paxil (paroxetine): In few cases Paxil (paroxetine) could cause low heart beat as side effect. Metoprolol also decreases heart rate as a drug effect. Combination could cause significantly slow heart rate in your case. Because your resting heart rate with meds is 50-65. So you have to discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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I feel like I have a racing heart when I get up. 37/no smoke/drink. Echo/stress/ecg normal. Yoga regularly. Anxiety disorder. On paxil (paroxetine). No caffeine?

I feel like I have a racing heart when I get up. 37/no smoke/drink. Echo/stress/ecg normal. Yoga regularly. Anxiety disorder. On paxil (paroxetine). No caffeine?

Check out Paxil (paroxetine): Paxil (paroxetine) has been known to do this because it is the shortest acting SSRI-has a short half-life which can lead to dips in the blood level within a 24-hour period that are not tolerated by some individuals. Manifestations would be anxiety, sweaty hands, headache and the like. Discuss with your doctor possibility & about a different medication that would target your symptoms the same eg another SSRI. ...Read more

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I have told 3 doctors that I drink when I got on paroxetine and they said that was fine if I don't take it at the same time. I read different. True?

I disagree: It is never a good idea, as a doctor, to NOT DISAGREE with a patient being treated with an antidepressant medication when asked if OK to drink alcohol. I entirely disagree with any medical doctor who thinks otherwise. I disappointed to hear that there are colleagues think that's OK because it is potentially dangerous. Alcohol should never be taken with prescription drugs. ...Read more

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What're the effects drinking alcohol while taking these medications: paroxetine, zolpidem, and levetiracetam?

What're the effects drinking alcohol while taking these medications: paroxetine, zolpidem, and levetiracetam?

Additive: Acohol has an additive sedating effect with all those meds. That you're taking that particular pharmacological cocktail implies you have a significant neuropsychiatric disorder. Alcoholmusevin these conditions can be detrimental. Please share your drinking history with prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Why is the liver overworking while on paroxetine and why do u get more drunk because of that while drinking alcohol and taking paroxetine together? TU

Why is the liver overworking while on paroxetine and why do u get more drunk because of that while drinking alcohol and taking paroxetine together? TU

Please don't mix: Paxil and Alcohol. See: http://www. Drugs. Com/food-interactions/paroxetine, paxil. Html. Paxil can inhibit enzymes in liver that help with metabolism of alcohol. ...Read more

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Will I be able to drink alcohol once a fortnight while on paroxetine?

Will I be able to drink alcohol once a fortnight while on paroxetine?

Yes, but moderately!: Since alcohol increases the effects (AND side effects) of paroxetine, you really should be very moderate in the amount and strength of what you choose to drink. That is certainly not too frequent, but do keep the drinks weak (low in alcohol content) and few. Do have a pleasant time but take care. It's not bad advice for people even w/o the medication issue. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I take Paxil (paroxetine) daily. Is it safe to have a few drinks while taking this medication?

Asking Doctors: No. When on is on drugs for mental health such as Paxil (paroxetine) one is advised not to drink alcohol. Alcohol is a depressant. Taking a depressant when one is depressed is not wise. ...Read more

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What are some side effects of taking paxil (paroxetine)?

What are some side effects of taking paxil (paroxetine)?

Paxil (paroxetine): Side effects include:suicidality, depression, seratonin syndrome, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, withdrawal syndrome, mania, seizures, hypronatremia, siadh, abnormal bleeding, glaucoma, pulmonary fibrosis, anaphylactic rxns, hypoglycemia, vasculitis, stevens-johnson syndrome, teratogenicity, others like nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, abnormal vision, tremor and others. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking Paxil (paroxetine) for hot falshes?

SSRI side effects: Paxil (paroxetine) is a typical selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. Side effects are typically stomach upset, nausea, diarhea. These are ususally temporary as people get used to them. Some decreased libido and delayed orgasm is also common. Paxil (paroxetine) has more withdrawal symptoms of dizziness if a day is missed. Also there are several drug interactions that are not true of other ssri. ...Read more

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Is it safe to stop taking Paxil (paroxetine) after using it for 10 years?

Possibly yes: Although not an addictive substance like a narcotic, suddenly stopping a drug like Paxil (paroxetine) after long term use can cause problems. It is best to discuss this with your doctor and work out a schedule to withdraw the medication gradually from your body. This will avoid sudden reoccurance of symptoms for which the medication was given in the first place. ...Read more

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Is there a black box warning re: taking sulfa drugs with Paxil (paroxetine) cr?

No black box warning: No "black box warning" about sulfa drugs with paxil (paroxetine). It can inhibit many of the liver isoenzymes that metabolize other drugs, but there isn't a problem with sulfa drugs. ...Read more

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What is best for anxiety when taking paxil (paroxetine)? (still have it after many years)

Answer below: Ssri's alone may not result in complete remission of symptoms, and are often less effective after years of therapy. Many patients require adjunctive treatment with benzodiazepines, antipsychotics, beta-blockers, mood-stabilizers and psychotherapy. All of the adjunctive therapies have pros and cons, and therapy is individualized and truly "trial-and-error". ...Read more

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Is it actually true that certain side effects will go away while taking paxil (paroxetine)?

Paxil (paroxetine): If you are having disturbing or uncomfortable side effects, discuss lowering your dose of Paxil (paroxetine) with your doctor. If this doesn't work or you cannot be effectively treated for your mental health condition on a lower dose, consider having your doctor switch you to another medication. ...Read more

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Will the side effects associated with taking Paxil (paroxetine) cr (controlled release) disappear over time?

Will the side effects associated with taking Paxil (paroxetine) cr (controlled release) disappear over time?

Depends: That would depend on what the side effect is and how long u have been on the medication. Many treatment emergent side effects such as nausea or headache will resolve over a few days. Other side effects that may come on later, such as loss of sex drive may persist. Please speak to you doctor if your symptoms do not improve. ...Read more

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I'm really scared of taking paxil (paroxetine) for the first time? Does this medicine have really side effects?

Depression, Paxil (paroxetine): Paxil (paroxetine) is a medication for depression.
Depression gets better with both Therapy and Medication.
Breathing Relaxation, Visual imagery, Tai Chi, Yoga, and Meditation also help with stress.
See a Psychiatrist for all modalities of treatment, discuss need of Paxil (paroxetine), benefits and side effects, and the make your decision if you want to take Paxil (paroxetine). ...Read more

Paxil (Definition)

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