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If Lexapro and celexa make you really sick (diarreah, nausea, insomnia and feeling like a zombie), will Paxil (paroxetine) also make you sick.

If Lexapro and celexa make you really sick (diarreah, nausea, insomnia and feeling like a zombie), will Paxil (paroxetine) also make you sick.

Celexa and Lexapro (escitalopram): are basically drug and pro-drug and would be expected to have similar side effects. There is no way to predict whether Paxil (paroxetine) would do the same but it is certainly possible. ...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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What is it like to quit using Paxil (paroxetine) cr?

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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I switched from paxil 40mg to lexapro10mg 3 weeks ago. I feel like I'm not taking anything at all now. Are these meds equivalent?

I switched from paxil 40mg to lexapro10mg 3 weeks ago. I feel like I'm not taking anything at all now. Are these meds equivalent?

Probably not: 10mg of Lexapro is most likely about half the dose of the Paxil 40mg that you were taking but it depends on how your body handles each of them. Paxil in particular also leaves your body very quickly so after 3 weeks there in no more Paxil left. You will probably need to increase your Lexapro dose of you are feeling nothing from 10mg. ...Read more

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I have been on Paxil (paroxetine) twice before. Now is my 3rd time. 4 weeks in, i can't see a difference like before. Has my system got used to it?

Perhaps Call yr doc: There is fairly good data that if one sri (the family of medications that Paxil (paroxetine) is in) doesn't work, another member of that family may help (prozac, zoloft, celexa). There are also many other options in terms of medications for anxiety and depression. Here is a good link from the mayo clinic about this topic: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/antidepressants/an01312. ...Read more

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Is it bad to miss weeks of Paxil (paroxetine) then start back up i've been doing that do a while now i've been off Paxil (paroxetine) for like 2 weeks again and i'm getting bad?

It's unhelpful: It's bad to start and stop Paxil (paroxetine) repeatedly. If it helps depression, it should be taken for a number of months continuously. On the other hand, if it isn't working or causes intolerable side-effects it shouldn't be taken at all. Going back and forth is the worst of both worlds. Talk to your doctor about why you take it, and any problems it causes you. Good luck. ...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)?

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 ?

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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Paxil (Definition)

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