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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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Paxil (paroxetine) withdrawal and alcohol intolerance, what to do?

Paxil (paroxetine) withdrawal and alcohol intolerance, what to do?

Paxil (paroxetine) withdrawal: Withdrawal off of Paxil (paroxetine) does not have to be difficult and Paxil (paroxetine) side effects can be resolved quickly include alcohol sensitivity/intolerance. To prevent Paroxetine withdrawal syndrome, talk to your doctor about how to get off Paxil (paroxetine) safely. ...Read more

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How can I handle Paxil (paroxetine) withdrawal and alcohol intolerance?

How can I handle Paxil (paroxetine) withdrawal and alcohol intolerance?

Please be guided: By your doctor. Also go to Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings or other support groups. Your doc, hospital, or spiritual leader may have referrals. ...Read more

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I drank alcohol while still having Paxil (paroxetine) in my system. What can happen?

I drank alcohol while still having Paxil (paroxetine) in my system. What can happen?

Variable effects: You could get drunker, faster than you expect. Also sedating side effects of Paxil (paroxetine) & alcohol both could be accentuated. If this is frequent, depression could intensify. The day after an alcohol binge can result in feeling anxious and jittery too. ...Read more

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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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I have drank alcohol while having Paxil (paroxetine) in my system. Can this have any adverse effects?

I have drank alcohol while having Paxil (paroxetine) in my system. Can this have any adverse effects?

Sometimes: Usually taking ssri meds such as Paxil (paroxetine) does not have serious adverse effects when combined with alcohol. However, Paxil (paroxetine) can increase your risk for bleeding, so if you do drink excessively, take blood thinners, Aspirin or nsaids be careful. If you are taking Paxil (paroxetine) for depression, then alcohol can make your depression worse. It is best to avoid it as much as you can when taking this med. ...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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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 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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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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Which is better for chronic anxiety from excessive alcohol use over a 10 year period Paxil (paroxetine) or lexapro?

Alcohol: Both are worth a try, with Paxil (paroxetine) being more sedating. Ofcourse, the best treatment is total abstinence first. ...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'm on 40mg of Paxil (paroxetine) and 135mg once daily dose of methadone. I know there's a interaction. But how risky is it? How bad is the interaction?

I'm on 40mg of Paxil (paroxetine) and 135mg once daily dose of methadone. I know there's a interaction. But how risky is it? How bad is the interaction?

Rare: The interaction are minimal. The higher the dose of these meds the higher the risk. However, overall, you are fairly safe since we rarely see complications such as arrhythmias in real practice. ...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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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

Paxil (Definition)

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