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Paxil And Alcohol
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
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
Psychomotor impaired: The combination of alcohol with any prescription medication can lead to adverse side effects. In the case of paxil, the effects are additive between the two "drugs" such that the sedative effects of Paxil 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was prescribed Paxil 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
Sometimes: Usually taking ssri meds such as Paxil does not have serious adverse effects when combined with alcohol. However, Paxil 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 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
Which is better for chronic anxiety from excessive alcohol use over a 10 year period Paxil or lexapro?
Paxil 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: In few cases Paxil 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
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
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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