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What is the treatment for Paxil (paroxetine) overdose?

What is the treatment for Paxil (paroxetine) overdose?

A worrisome question: Factors that affect choice of treatment (tx) include age, other meds being taken, and presence of medical problems (such as liver impairment). Symptoms include GI problems, changes in heart rate and blood pressure (bp), problems breathing, and liver and kidney impairment. Tx's include stomach pump, IV fluids, BP medications, seizure meds, and breathing support. Prevention is best treatment! ...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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What are signs of overdose on paxil (paroxetine)?

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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What is the treatment for Paxil (paroxetine) overdose?

A worrisome question: Factors that affect choice of treatment (tx) include age, other meds being taken, and presence of medical problems (such as liver impairment). Symptoms include GI problems, changes in heart rate and blood pressure (bp), problems breathing, and liver and kidney impairment. Tx's include stomach pump, IV fluids, BP medications, seizure meds, and breathing support. Prevention is best treatment! ...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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How much does it take for somebody to overdose on paxil (paroxetine)?

Ask your MD: Ask your prescribing doctor. I feel it would be important for this conversation to take place between you two. These are important questions and concerns that should be openly discussed... ...Read more

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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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Please describe the medication: paxil (paroxetine)?

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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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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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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9 months on 10mg Paxil (paroxetine) is it ok to stop it?and how?

9 months on 10mg Paxil (paroxetine) is it ok to stop it?and how?

Talk to .....: ....your prescriber before you do anything. Has the Paxil (paroxetine) been helpful? How are you feeling? Also what have you been taking the Paxil (paroxetine) for, anxiety, depression, or both? Usually for a first episode of major depression, we think patients ultimately have the best chance if they stay on the med for a year after the point when they really felt better. For recurrent episodes, one should take longer. ...Read more

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Is Paxil (paroxetine) fast acting?

Not especially: All antidepressants including Paxil (paroxetine) need 4-6 weeks' consistent dosing for therapeutic effect. You may see some benefit before then, but it would not yet be a full trial. ...Read more

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Can I take Midol with 20mg of Paxil?

Drug interaction.: Midol (traditional ) + paxil has some potential for interaction (increases the risk of bleeding). However, that does not mean that they can't be used together. Your pharmacist can also help with info. This information came from the Drugs.Com drug interaction checker. The risk would be higher if you were elderly or had kidney or liver disease. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight on paxil (paroxetine)?

How can I lose weight on paxil (paroxetine)?

Eat thoughtfully: On or off paxil, (paroxetine) you will lose weight if you eat fewer calories than you need. Unfortunately, it takes longer to lose weight than to gain it. If you eat too little, your body goes into conservation mode, and you won't lose weight. So, eat frequent small balanced low calorie meals. And be consistent and patient! your doctor can give you individual guidance. Weight watchers is helpful to many. ...Read more

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Can you take midol with Paxil (paroxetine) ?

Yes.: Shouldn't be a problem. No significant interaction at those low doses. ...Read more

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Can a 90 year old take Paxil (paroxetine) cr?

Yes: Anti-depressant medications are commonly prescribed in the elderly population and used with good effect and safely. A cautious strategy of prescribing is usually recommended and many doctors give the lowest possible dose to start. ...Read more

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What are side effects of Paxil (paroxetine) ?

Paxil (paroxetine): Potential side effects w Paxil (paroxetine) include (but are not limited to): insomnia, drowsiness, sexual dysfunction, v libido, v appetite, GI upset, heartburn, indigestion, belching, ^ gas, difficulty w urination ; nasal congestion. ...Read more

Paxil (Definition)

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


Overdose (Definition)

When the maximum dose of medication ...Read more