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Medicine For Paxil Overdose
Paxil (paroxetine) OD: Risk for Cardiovascular effects necessitate calling 911 & heading to ER. ...Read more
Is Paxil (paroxetine) cr a safe drug to take for dep/anxiety? There's so much negative press on it...
Paxil (paroxetine) CR: It is used w good results by many. I think that 1 issue that brings it negative press can be a discontinuation syndrome that can occur when it is stopped (especially if cold turkey). Althought this can occur w other ssri meds, it can be fairly dramatic w paxil (paroxetine). I do find that some other ssri's tend to have fewer side effects but there is a potential for side effects w any medication. Take care. ...Read more
Is it typical to have hypothyrodism 2 months after quiting Paxil (paroxetine) making the drug the culprit.?
Paxil (paroxetine): Paxil (paroxetine) is not associated with hypothyroidism, but sometimes hypothyroidism may exacerbate or be mistaken for depression. It's more likely you had a thyroid problem all along, but it was not diagnosed. It's certainly possible to have both depression and hypothyroidism, and both need treatment. Hoping you have not stopped your antidepressant too soon, as relapse can be more likely that way. ...Read more
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
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
Ask your MD: Ask your prescribing doctor. I feel it would be important for this conversation to take place between you two. These are important questions and concerns that should be openly discussed... ...Read more
Was given Paxil (paroxetine) 10 mg for anxiety. I am dealing with issue am very afraid of taking this drug. Am I making the right decision?
What's your Dr say?: I'm both a physician & individual who believes in using alternative means of confronting anxiety & similar emotions before medications. But, I also believe the person who knows you best (your doctor) should have first dibs on opining on whether you're making the right decision using drugs or not for this problem. Www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more
Can I take cymbalta and paxil (paroxetine) cr together? Will anyone of these drugs cause the other to not work or possibly lower its effect?
What is the best time of d day to take paxil (paroxetine)? Is it a really good medicine for my anxiety? Thnksss I hope Paxil (paroxetine) helps me
Paxil (paroxetine): Paxil (paroxetine) is generally best taken in the morning. At first these class of drugs (ssris) may cause you to become drowsy, but that is usually transient. The opposite may occur in some people where they develop insomnia later in therapy if taken too late in the day, hence the reason to take it in the am. ...Read more
I'm 23 years old and had panic dsorders. I'm taking clonazepan 1 mg and Paxil (paroxetine) 10 mg. Its possible 2 quit those drugs someday? Its being very hard.
It's possible: Some patients are able to stop their mess for pd and remain symptom free. Some go years before having a reocurrance. In my experience most patients do have symptoms after stopping their meds. ...Read more
A worrisome question: Factors that affect choice of treatment (tx) include age, other meds being taken, and presence of medical problems (such as liver impairment). Symptoms include GI problems, changes in heart rate and blood pressure (bp), problems breathing, and liver and kidney impairment. Tx's include stomach pump, IV fluids, BP medications, seizure meds, and breathing support. Prevention is best treatment! ...Read more
What's the best of the counter medicine can take for flu while taking 20mg Paxil (paroxetine) once a day?
I am using 20 mg Paxil (paroxetine) for 3 years because of panic attack syndroms. Now I feel better and wanna quit using medicine. How can I manage it?
Paxil (paroxetine): Not easy to come off of, but gradual tapering over several weeks under guidance from your prescribing doc. Is workable. ...Read more
My friend took 20 mg Paxil (paroxetine) for 2 months and stopped cold turkey. 1 month later acting strange...Can this be withdrawal after a month off the medicine.
My BP is 160/10 under stress. 20 mg Paxil drops but makes ejaculation problem. I am on 5 mg bystolic (nebivolol) and BP is 12/8. Which drug should I use?
My doc just prescribed Paxil (paroxetine) 20mg and Metopropol Tartrate 50mg. Take one of each daily. Is this in any way a DANGEROUS combo of drugs? I am scared! : (
Neither: Whichever medication works for you, and is tolerated by you is the best drug for you. ...Read more
Not too many:
Because of your atenolol and hypertension. Many otc cold preparations can have an effect on your blood pressure. Possibly the best choice may be a non-sedating antihistamine like Claritin (loratadine) but best your physician make the decision. Make sure he/she is aware of all you medications.
Good luck. ...Read more
I recently started passing out taking clonzapam and Paxil (paroxetine) I have innapropriate sinus tachycardia could I be passing out from the medicine?
Syncope: The drugs could contribute to passing out but there are many considerations. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Is there a drug that works as good as Paxil (paroxetine) for anxiety and panic? Have had luck with it in past but gained huge amount of weight. Zoloft was a no go
CBT: Most SSRIs and medications used for more than very short term anxiety control involve risk of weight gain and many are not successful for the symptom anyway. Whatever you use and it may be possible to side step meds, find a CBT therapist you can work well with. Learn skills to deal w/ those issues. Best! ...Read more
Having a hard time getting off Paxil (paroxetine) 10 mg. Is there another drug I can transition to without weight gain? Harder withdrawl than klonopin. Suggestions
A couple suggestions: Are you actually looking to transition to another drug or are you trying to come off all together? You could try transitioning to citalopram which doesn't tend to be as difficult to stop as Paxil (paroxetine) but is related enough that you should still have some relief of your mental symptoms. Another one to consider transitioning to would be sertraline. Weight gain isn't that big an issue with either of those ...Read more
What can I take for a cold while on Effexor (venlafaxine) and Paxil? I see information about some medicines causing Serotonin Syndrome when taken with SSRIs.
Working w docs but is there any other drug besides Paxil (paroxetine) that doesn't cause lots of weight gain and major constipation? I tried lexapro, not good.
Bupropion: Bupropion or Wellbutrin (bupropion) is the antidepressant thought to be associated with less weight gain and, fortunately, fewer sexual side effects as well. In addition, an older class of anti-depressants, tricyclics including amitriptyline, do not typically cause weight gain. Finally, a less often used class of anti-depressants, MAO inhibitors, may be worth consideration. Work with your doctor. Good luck:) ...Read more
Why are drugs like Xanax and klonipin frowned upon to use daily in small doses vs drugs like Zoloft and Paxil (paroxetine) that are recommended by doctors.?
Used Paxil (paroxetine) 8 yrs. For depression. Was fired from 2 jobs. I believe drug caused aggressive behavior at work. Anyone heard of this side effect?
Paxil (paroxetine) & aggression?: Ssri antidepressants generally calm aggression rather than increasing it. A small percentage of patients (3-5%) may experience agitation on the medication. There have been legal arguments about the "agitation" manifesting as aggression. On the other hand, depression itself may cause irritability and angry outbursts. ...Read more
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
Xanax was prescribed to me to use when needed? I take a antidepressant, paxil (paroxetine). Both were miracle drugs and solved about all depression/anxietyissues
Not sure of question: Depression/anxiety often go together. Several medications can be used as part of treatment of both problems. Paxil (paroxetine) is a good choice for both problems. Xanax can be appropriate for short term use at low doses for anxiety. However it can easily create tolerance and dependence, so dosing amount and frequency is critical to know. Also, it is important to also use nondrug treatments to manage these issues. ...Read more
I take Paxil (paroxetine) and clonazepam and I have cold/flu I need medicine but the only thing recommended is Mucinex dm which never worked for me! Is there anything else I can take that is safe less side effects?
Try topicals: The only interaction between OTC cold medicines and paroxetine is the increased risk for serotonin syndrome (rare). If you have a history of this syndrome or any others - I'd call your doctor. In the meantime - I'd suggest an intranasal spray (Nasacort) and Chloraseptic Max throat drops to treat the symptoms. DayQuil should be ok - but check with your doctor since they know your history. G'luck! ...Read more
I am on paxil and Effexor for treatment resistant depression. Could I still take Sam-e to see if it may help. I read there are no drug reactions to paxi?
I have tinnitus is Paxil (paroxetine) of Zoloft safer I am coming off of citalapram, it made my tinnitus worse, I am afraid of new drugs, I once had viral vertigo, ?
Good question: Citalopram made your tinnitus worse. I understand this. You have been offered two other medications. You are fearful of new drugs. Not knowing the exact mechanism that lead to the worsening of the tinnitus with Citalopram makes it difficult to predict how you will respond to either of the replacement meds. My approach then would be to target the tinnitus. You need to discuss this with your doctor ...Read more
I take multiple medicines and can never seem to get enough sleep medicines such as paxil, trazadone, clonozapan, singular, protonix, tricor, Lipitor (atorvastatin)?
You can develop a tolerance to the sedating effects of medications such that they stop working to help you sleep.
Have your doctor evaluate your sleeping problem. How many hours are you sleeping, is it disrupted, are you sleeping 8 hours but really want to sleep 12? What other factors may be causing sleeping problems for you? These are all important questions to be addressed. ...Read more
Do antidepressant drugs like zoloft or paxil (paroxetine) affect thyroid function? Is it safe to take thyroid booster with antidepressant medicine? Thanks
See answer: Antidepressants don't affect thyroid function. Safe to take thyroid medication together with antidepressants as prescribed. Some symptoms of depression and thyroid disorder may overlap. However, the cause may be one or the other. Lengthy medical training provides that expertise. Take care. ...Read more
I take Neurontin, Buspar, (buspirone) Effexor XR, Paxil and Risperdal. What can I take for a cold it that won't interact with all these medicines. Please help!
Cold: The easiest answer is to ask the pharmacist that you get your meds from. They can cross check everything if needed and give you an answer in a split. ...Read more