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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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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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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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What happens when you're on Paxil (paroxetine) and drink alcohol?

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 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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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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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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Paxil (paroxetine) 20 mg daily + metoprolol 12,5 mg daily. Whats 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. Whats 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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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

Paxil (Definition)

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