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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
SSRI Antidepressant: Paxil (paroxetine) is an ssri antidepressant approved for treatment of unipolar (as opposed to bipolar) depression as well as a variety of anxiety-spectrum conditions. It carries a relatively greater risk of medication interactions & is considered to be less safe for a developing fetus as compared to some other antidepressants. All antidepressants have risk of emergent suicidal thinking in young people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How many months will require to treat panic disorder..?, i've already been on medication with paroxetine 12.5 md nd clonazepam 0.5 mg..?
Varies, but 4-6 wks: Many say it works quickly, but some of that is likely to be placebo effect. Each person may have a different reaction but many describe 4-6 weeks as a time frame to evaluate it. Changes in dose can also hit the target. Work with your doctor over the next months. Also, consider cbt psychotherapy as a way to learn skills that will help for other concerns too. Good luck! ...Read more
My depression and anxiety is so worse and i'm on my normal medication Paxil (paroxetine) 60mg concerta 36mg klonopin for panic attacks i've fake b vitamins , magnesium , vitamin d, folic and iron. ?
Need evaluation: You should see your psychiatrist ; inform him or her of your response to the treatment and to discuss a possible change in meds, such as effexor, (venlafaxine) Remeron or tricyclic antidepressant. If you do not respond to adequate trials of antidepressants, then you may need ect. You should also be evaluated for bipolar depression. In that case, i would recommend raising your seroquel ; lowering the paxil. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I take Paxil (paroxetine) every night around 10:00. I had a martini around 9pm. How long should I wait to take my medication? I take Paxil (paroxetine) for panic disorder
I am taking 20mg of paxil (paroxetine) daily and lately been getting very dizzy ...should i switch to another medication or is this normal?
Paxil (paroxetine) side effects: Paxil (paroxetine) is a medication for treatment of depression. Symptoms of fatigue, headache, food cravings are likely symptoms of depression. Mouth surgery and orthopedic braces have induced or contributed to depression. Dizziness is a side effect of Paxil (paroxetine). Please see a psychiatrist for diagnosis and Treatment including Counseling, decreasing dose of Paxil (paroxetine), monitoring the depression. and side effects. ...Read more
Anxiety medication is making me worse I don't see any improvement I'm taking Citalopram 20 mgs, but side effects are horrible I tried few meds paroxetine, venlofaxine. But the side effects were unbearable I don't know what to do anymore please help.
I recently discovered I take three medications that metabolize by the same liver enzyme, paroxetine 20mg, wellbutrin300mg, risperidone .75mg for 3 yea?
Med interactions: Medications taken together can have interactions with each other, in part because of what you noted--being metabolized by the same liver enzyme. These interactions can have the results of making medications either stronger or weaker (depending on the specific interaction). I would base the evaluation on whether the medications are addressing the symptoms--if not, you should let your doctor know. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am taking lamotrigine for seziures and Paxil (paroxetine) for depression is there any cold medication I should avoid taking? If any?
Dextramethorphan: There have been reports of some people developing serotonin syndrome w/ otc cough meds that contain dextramethorphan ; ssris like paxil (paroxetine). Some symptoms are rapid heart rate, nausea, diarrhea, flushing, fever, tremors, muscle rigidity or in severe cases confusion, seizures ; coma. U should read the labels on the bottles. Some brands of robitussin, dimetapp or theraflu contain dxm. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with -2 progestirone, could that be why i'm alwasy soooo tierd? It is very hard to function like a normal person. I am on medication for depression and anxiety. Paxil (paroxetine) every day and klonopin when needed.
Maybe: It sounds like there are a lot of converging factors in your situation and I am not ruling out endocrinological contribution to your symptoms although i would point out that the side effect profile of paroxetine is important to acknowledge in your situation. On paroxetine alone patients can feel lethargic. And then add Clonazepam and the side effects could be amplified. Talk to your doctor! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why is Lamictal used as an off-label anti anxiety medication? My doc just prescribed me 50mg daily and also taking Paxil (paroxetine) 20 mg.
Talk to your doc: i treat a lot of anxiety but don't use lamictal for it. you need to ask your doctor what his thought process was in choosing that medication. is it possible he thinks you have bipolar depression? there have been reports of lamictal being helpful for anxiety but its not a common or widely accepted treatment for anxiety. ...Read more
I occasionally have numbness on parts of my head and limbs. Is this medication related (paxil (paroxetine) 10 mg, clonazepam 1 mg) or something serious?
Not likely the meds: It is not likely that the paxil (paroxetine) or the klonopin is causing a numb sensation in head or limbs. Sometimes an extended period of anxiety can cause a type of neuralgia that can feel like numbness. I'll presume you are not having panic attacks, which may cause neurologic symptoms. Suggest you report these symptoms to the physician prescribing the medications that you are taking. ...Read more
I'm extremely anxious even taking Paxil (paroxetine) for my pmdd. Should i switch medication or talk to my doctor about adding something for anxiety. Suggestion?
I was just prescribed paroxetine 10 mg. I am afraid to take it because I have heard so much bad about it. Is it a pretty safe drug? Side affects bad?
Relax: Remember that side effects are potential side effects, and they don't happen in everyone; and that if you get an intolerable side effect, you can discontinue the medicine. Severe or deadly or irreversible side effects are extraordinarily rare. Your doctor has selected this medicine for you because it's beneficial and side effect potentials are deemed favorable for you. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer