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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Paroxetine (Overview)

Brand name paxil, (paroxetine) it's an ssri used for treating depression, anxiety, ocd, and several other conditions. It is relatively fast acting.


Dr. Krishna Kumar
616 doctors shared insights

Paroxetine (Overview)

Brand name paxil, (paroxetine) it's an ssri used for treating depression, anxiety, ocd, and several other conditions. It is relatively fast acting.


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Please describe the medication: paroxetine?

Please describe the medication: paroxetine?

SSRI: Brand name paxil, (paroxetine) it's an ssri used for treating depression, anxiety, ocd, and several other conditions. It is relatively fast acting. ...Read more

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Is there any benefit over Paxil (paroxetine) cr over the regular paxil (paroxetine)? Why would one prescribe one over the other? Just courious.

Is there any benefit over Paxil (paroxetine) cr over the regular paxil (paroxetine)? Why would one prescribe one over the other? Just courious.

Side-effects: Paxil (paroxetine) cr has no advantage over regular Paxil (paroxetine) in terms of effectiveness. For most patients there is no advantage at all. However, some patients might find Paxil (paroxetine) effective, but have side-effects that appear to be related to peak levels of the medication. In that circumstance, Paxil (paroxetine) cr may be helpful. ...Read more

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I have been taking Paxil (paroxetine) for around a week now. The only side effect I have experienced is insomnia like restlessness throughout my body. Normal?

I have been taking Paxil (paroxetine) for around a week now. The only side effect I have experienced is insomnia like restlessness throughout my body. Normal?

Rare Side Effect: Glaxosmithklein, the maker of Paxil (generic paroxetine), reports akathesia (internal restlessness) as a rare side effect. Incidence of insomnia is 13%. Most side effects resolve in 7 to 10 days. Insomnia can often be eliminated by changing the timing of the dose. One should always contact their md to report any persistent side effects and never make any changes without talking to their physician. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of paroxetine medication?

What are the side effects of paroxetine medication?

See below: Mild to moderate sedation, nausea, headahces though these tend to go away. Sexual side effects including reduced libido and delayed ejaculation do not tend to go away. Decreased sense of hunger and mild weight gain tends not to go away if present. ...Read more

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How long will paroxetine remain in ones system when discontinued?

How long will paroxetine remain in ones system when discontinued?

Paxil (paroxetine): Is a short acting med, unlike Prozac which works for 2 weeks in your body. Paxil (paroxetine) will be cleared within a few days but abrupt cessation can be dangerous as it leads to severe withdrawals symptoms. Not to stop suddenly after prolonged use. ...Read more

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How long does dizziness last off paroxetine?

How long does dizziness last off paroxetine?

May take 2-3wks!: If you were on a high dose (>20mg), this dizziness will take longer to reslove. If you were on a low dose (10 mg), only 5-7 days. I hope you did not stop cold turkey. Any antidepressant is less likely to causes withdrawal problems if weened slowly. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take half of paroxetine before bed?

Is it okay to take half of paroxetine before bed?

Depends: If you have concerns about the dosage strength you should ask the prescribing doctor if a lower dose is available. The reason for this is that if you are breaking the pill or emptying the capsule it will change the way the drug works. We doctors refer to this as the pharmacodynamics of the drug. Good luck and well wishes. ...Read more

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Does Paxil (paroxetine) interact with verapamil? I have to take verapamil 3 times a day now and i take Paxil (paroxetine) at lunch. Same time as 2nd dose of verapamil

No but...: There shouldn't be any significant interactions between Paxil and verapamil. However, Paxil (paroxetine) is relatively more likely to interact with other medications as compared to most other antidepressants. It is important to always notify potential prescribers of all currently taken medications to minimize potential interactions. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for paroxetine overdose?

What is the treatment for paroxetine overdose?

Serotonin syndrome: When ppl overdose on an ssri, the clinical consequence is usually serotonin syndrome, which can manifest with a fever, sweating, mental status changes, myoclonus, etc. Depending on severity, patients can be hospitalized, given IV fluids, benzodiazepines (to reduce agitation and/or myoclonus), Cyproheptadine (blocks serotonin), and other interventions to control body temp, vitals, etc. ...Read more

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How much quantity of paroxetine should I take in a day? I am 21 years old want to control pe. Please help

How much quantity of paroxetine  should I take in a day? I am 21 years old want to control pe. Please help

Your own doctor: Should prescribe this medication and recommend dosage, if s/he feels it's indicated. Many men find doses of 10-20mg per day effective. Some may find this too much though. Please know there are also non-pharmaceutical ways of dealing with premature ejaculation, and you can ask your physician about those also. ...Read more

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Can paroxetine cause vision changes, even after many months of taking it?

Can paroxetine cause vision changes, even after many months of taking it?

Yes: Paroxetine, a well known serotonin selective reuptake inhibitor (ssri), can cause blurred vision due to changes in the way one's pupils respond to light. Usually occurs at the onset of treatment, but can occur at anytime. I always request that my patients inform me of any new, persistant, or bothersome side effects. Even if they occur between scheduled appointments. ...Read more

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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

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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Can paroxetine get you high?

Can paroxetine get you high?

No: Paroxetine has many potential side effects, but does not make you "high." if you are bipolar and take it without a mood stabilizer though, you could become manic -- not the kind of "high" you might be seeking. ...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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Can you overdose and die on paroxetine?

Can you overdose and die on paroxetine?

Yes bit unlikely: An overdose with antidepressants like paroxetine alone is usually not fatal. However, mixed with alcohol or other sedating drugs things can get bad in a hurry and you can die. Also if it is a child or an elderly person or someone who is medically ill and you take a large amount of paroxetine then death is a possible outcome. Keep all meds in a safe place & take only as directed by your dr. ...Read more

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Whats the concern with paxil (paroxetine)?

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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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Paxil (Definition)

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