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Paxil: Quite effective, if dosed right & is tolerated at higher dose. ...Read more
Paxil 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 ...Read more
Any tips on how to deal w/ dry mouth from paxil/paroxetine? Dr. Said its bc of that i forgot to ask what to do? I drink plenty of water & eat healthy.
Yes: Out of the ssri medications, Paxil (paroxetine) seems to be the one most common to contribute to weight gain (and this is on the fda adverse reaction list for this medication. Other ssris such as Prozac and zoloft do not have weight gain listed by fda as possible adverse reaction. Talk with your provider to consider alternatives if this concerns you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Overdose paxil: 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
5-HT receptors: SSRI's like Paroxetine both activate or inhibit multiple serotinergic (5-HT), receptors. At least 4 of them regulate appetite and some anxiety and agitation (jitters). Side effects affect people somewhat differently. Some get a significant desirable antidepressant or other therapeutic goals, and some others experience side effects such as agitation or increased appetite and other undesirable SE's. ...Read more
Not expensive: Paxil (paroxetine) is a fairly inexpensive ssri anti-depressant medication that works very well in most patients and requires a prescription. It should be less than 20 dollars for a month supply depending on the dosage. It does take time to build in your system (sometimes up to 3 weeks) so be patient with it. Dosage may need adjusting by gradually tapering up. It comes in 10, 20, 30 and 40 mg. ...Read more
Hopefully nothing: All ssri antidepressants, including Paxil (paroxetine), take a few weeks to work. It would be quite unusual for Paxil to help mood or anxiety after only a few days. Side-effects are possible immediately, but are usually absent or mild on this fairly low dose. Most commonly: sedation, dry mouth, constipation. Talk to your doctor if any of these bother you. ...Read more
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