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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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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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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My doc gave me paxil and abilify (aripiprazole), then the pharmacist said there is a major interaction and to not take them together. I see alot of ppl take these.

Lots of experts: Would have your doctor talk with the pharmacist. I think direct confrontation can help clarify issues. In my opinion, if a pharmacist has a problem with a doctor's prescription, a phone call should ensue to the doctor, not provide confusing advice to the patient. ...Read more

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Dlpa supplement interaction I would like to ask a question and I intend to consult with my psychiatrist first but would like a second opinion. I am on lamictal, paxil, lithium and Adderall for ADHD and a bipolarii. My mood disorder isn't my biggest burden

Hello,: Hello, there seems to be variable input on this issue. Phenylalanine is an essential Amino Acid which is converted into tyrosine. Tyrosine is then used to produce Dopamine and norepinephrine. Of course, both of these neurotransmitters are impacted by a number of psychotropic medications. Dpla is contraindicated with monoamine oxidase inhibitors and reportedly should not be used with atypical antipsychotics. The majority of sites recommended that d.L. Phenylalanine not be used concurrently with standard antidepressant medications. Several sites recommended that dlpa not be used with Paxil (paroxetine) or with stimulants. Use of dlpa can be associated with insomnia, headaches and increased blood pressure due to overstimulation of the central nervous system. I could not find any literature that addressed using dlpa with lithium. It should be noted that the fda does not regulate supplements and that dosages of the active ingredients are often not standardized. ...Read more

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What does Paxil (paroxetine) do?

What does Paxil (paroxetine) do?

SSRI: Paxil (paroxetine) is a selective seritonin reuptake inhibitor. It is used to treat a number of conditions including depression, anxiety and ocd. ...Read more

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What's the concern with paxil (paroxetine)?

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What's the concern with paxil (paroxetine)?

Paxil (paroxetine): Most concerns stem from the black box warning of increase suicidality, although rare, and the birth defects if taken during pregnancy. ...Read more

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How many hours does Paxil (paroxetine) last?

Paxil (paroxetine): The half life of Paxil (paroxetine) is 21 hours, meaning half of the drug is gone from your system in that time. It generally takes 6 half life's for a drug to be completely gone from York system. This would be 126 hours. ...Read more

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Can you overdose on too many paxil (paroxetine)?

Can you overdose on too many paxil (paroxetine)?

Yes: Paxil/paroxetine's max dose is 50-60 mg. Any medication can cause severe harm when taken in an overdose. Paxil is no exception. Follow the directions from your physician. If in an overdose situation, call 911 and get immediate help. ...Read more

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What is the best time to take paxil (paroxetine)?

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Paxil (paroxetine): In evening, since some sedation is expected. ...Read more

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What are signs of overdose on paxil (paroxetine)?

Overdose paxil (paroxetine): 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

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Can taking Paxil (paroxetine) make you gain weight?

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 (sertraline) do not have weight gain listed by fda as possible adverse reaction. Talk with your provider to consider alternatives if this concerns you. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: paxil (paroxetine)?

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 more

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Is brisdelle the same thing as Paxil (paroxetine)?

Paroxetine is: Generic name and brand names include: BRISDELLE, PAXIL (paroxetine) & PEXEVA. ...Read more

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Can Paxil (paroxetine) make me last longer in bed?

Maybe yes- maybe no: There is a possibility for longer erection as a side effect of paxil, (paroxetine) but it does not have this effect on all men. ...Read more

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What is it like to quit using Paxil (paroxetine) cr?

Stopping Paxil (paroxetine): Stopping Paxil (paroxetine) abruptly can cause a discontinuation syndrome with multiple physical symptoms and increase chance of relapse. Suggest consulting with treating physician prior to attempting to stop medication. ...Read more

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Could Paxil (paroxetine) cause a loss of creativity?

Possibly: Paxil (paroxetine) may be associated w lack of emotion, pleasure or interest in doing things. ...Read more

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Can you have withdraw symptoms from paxil (paroxetine)?

Yes and: Unfortunately Paxil (paroxetine) is known to have more withdrawal symptoms than any other ssris. Therefore, it is recommended to discontinue Paxil (paroxetine) treatment by tapering the dosage very slowly & carefully under the monitoring of your prescribing physician. Be well and good luck! ...Read more

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Can I take suphedrine, pe with 10mg paxil (paroxetine)?

Can I take suphedrine, pe with 10mg paxil (paroxetine)?

No: Don't take dud aphid with Paxil (paroxetine) risk if becoming jittery even risk of serotonin syndrome or seizure. ...Read more

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What's the best way to withdraw from paxil (paroxetine)?

What's the best way to withdraw from paxil (paroxetine)?

With your Docs help!: Ideally this should be done in conjunction with the prescribing physician. Stopping an antidepressant on your own is not a good idea. About 1/5 individuals experience discontinuation symptoms when coming off a ssri. Paxil (paroxetine) has a relatively short 1/2 life meaning it clear from the system fairly quickly. Generally the dose would be decreased gradually to the lowest possible dose before stopping. ...Read more

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What is the larges dose of Paxil (paroxetine) prescribed?

60 mg: The maximum dose approved by the fda, i.e. "on label" is 60 mg daily. This is the maximum dosing for obsessive-compulsive disorder and social phobia. The actual maximum dose for you, would be based upon a clinical decision between yourself and your prescribing physician and is not limited by fda regulation recommendations. ...Read more

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Why does Paxil (paroxetine) make me jittery and eat 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

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Is it okay to break Paxil (paroxetine) 12.5 mg into half?

No: No don't break it! It has to be Paxil (paroxetine) cr 12.5mg, that is controlled released and that will destroy its delayed released mechanism. ...Read more

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How long do Paxil (paroxetine) effects last after you stop?

Discontinuation: I assume you are experiencing a discontinuation syndrome from abruptly stopping the medication. This is characterized by flu-like symptoms, tingling in fingertips or a sense of derealization. Generally, these symptoms improve in 5 to 7 days. Although not the worst of the ssri's, Paxil (paroxetine) has a fairly strong discontinuation syndrome. Side effects produced while taking disappate w/in 7 to 14days of sto. ...Read more

Paxil (Definition)

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