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Five years ago, I was suffering from depression, and took Paroxetine for about half a year, then recovery. A month ago, it seem to relapse, but is not serious. I have take Lumiday for two weeks, it is useful for me. Now I have a question. Can I take Lu

Five years ago, I was suffering from depression,  and took  Paroxetine for about half a year,  then recovery.
A month ago, it seem to relapse, but is not serious. I have take Lumiday for two weeks, it is useful for me. Now I have a question.
Can I take Lu

Daily? No proof: Lumiday is a dietary supplement marketed in States for natural mood enhancement. However, unlike prescription & OTC medications, there is no requirement to prove safety & effectiveness prior to selling product. So your guess is as good as mine. Better yet, go see your Family Doc or whoever prescribed Paroxetine 5yrs ago. Ask for referral for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which is as good as drugs ...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 are the long term effects of taking paxil, (paroxetine) lorazapam?

What are the long term effects of taking paxil, (paroxetine) lorazapam?

Lorezapam: If taking lorezapam daily, you run the risk of developing a tolerance to the med, which means the benefit of tge med has lessened compared to when it was started. This generally results in a higher dose being prescribed. You will eventually become physically dependent on the med, meaning if stopped suddenly significant withdrawal will occur. ...Read more

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I had serotonin syndrome after being given zyvox while on 40 mg of Paxil (paroxetine) six years ago. What are long term effects? I still do not feel like myself.

I had serotonin syndrome after being given zyvox while on 40 mg of Paxil (paroxetine) six years ago.  What are long term effects?  I still do not feel like myself.

Well: I am not aware of any long term affects from seratonin syndrome. As a result, however, you probably got off all the meds that could help. Not feeling well may be related to undertreated anxiety but not due to brain damage from seratonin syndrome. Sleeping well? Panic attacks, sad? Low energy? It could be the same issues for which u were taking the meds 6 years ago. Good luc but care if not get. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of Paxil (paroxetine) used long term ?

What are the side effects of Paxil (paroxetine) used long term ?

None: If you are tolerating it and responding to it then there is nothing wrong with being on it indefinitely. There are no known long term side effects and it has been around for a long time. I usually try to stop it 1-2 years after the first episode. With recurrent episodes i recommend staying on it. ...Read more

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I don't intend on taking anxiety/ depr. Meds long term. Side effects concern me. Will i be ok? Is klonopin and Paxil (paroxetine) very strong compared to others?

You should be fine: Make sure that you are also in psychotherapy, that you get plenty of exercise. Make sure that you keep a strong social support network. Never stop your medications without discussing your physician's plans for you and also make sure you understand that you need to come off of them that they are tapered extremely slowly. Both clonopin and Paxil (paroxetine) must be tapered very slowly. ...Read more

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I'm starting taking paxil, (paroxetine) lamictal for my GAD and non specified mood disorder and I want to know if there's any long term side effects?

I'm starting taking paxil, (paroxetine) lamictal for my GAD and non specified mood disorder and I want to know if there's  any long term side effects?

Liver disease: Paxil has a long list of drugs , including SSRIs, SNRIs, Buspar, Tramadol, Metoprolol, MAOIs, Phenothiazines, Abilify, (aripiprazole) Atomoxetine,etc. that are detoxified through the liver and so the liver function studies have to be drawn (Complete metabolic profile) at least twice a year to check this. I don't know about Lamictal but I would suggest the same test since it also passes through the liver. ...Read more

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Does Paxil (paroxetine) cause any negative long term health effects? I have to take it for depression. Does the medicine cause brain tumors or anything serious?

Does Paxil (paroxetine) cause any negative long term health effects? I have to take it for depression. Does the medicine cause brain tumors or anything serious?

Small Concerns: No concerns for brain tumors, cancers or other risks such as that at all. The only very small risk that has come up for older women is possible slight bone thinning (not seen in men) noted in those on the category Paxil (paroxetine) is in: ssri's selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Following bone studies a very small change was detected in a certain percentage of women studied. Further evaluation ongoing. ...Read more

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After i started taking Paxil (paroxetine) my memory is sharper and I am having vivid memories of my childhood. What is the impact of Paxil (paroxetine) on long term memory?

Long term memory: Paxil (paroxetine) can cause moderate to severe memory loss. The loss seems to be worse if there is acomorbid problem such as hypertension. The memory appears to be reversible, once the medicine is stopped. ...Read more

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How long do Paxil (paroxetine) effects last after you stop?

Discontinuation : I assume you are experiencing a discontinuation syndrome from abruptly stopping the medication. This is characterized by flu-like symptoms, tingling in fingertips or a sense of derealization. Generally, these symptoms improve in 5 to 7 days. Although not the worst of the ssri's, Paxil (paroxetine) has a fairly strong discontinuation syndrome. Side effects produced while taking disappate w/in 7 to 14days of sto. ...Read more

Paxil (Definition)

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