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What is the definition or description of: Paxil (paroxetine) overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Paxil (paroxetine) overdose?

Paxil overdose: Symptoms of a Paxil overdose may include: nausea, vomiting, tremor, fast heart rate, dizziness, sleepiness, confusion, & coma ...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 to do if i just overdosed on Paxil (paroxetine) and i had 4 beers what should I do?

What to do if i just overdosed on Paxil (paroxetine) and i had 4 beers what should I do?

Paxil (paroxetine) OD: Risk for Cardiovascular effects necessitate calling 911 & heading to ER. ...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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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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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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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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Whats the concern with paxil (paroxetine)?

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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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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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My friend just took 220 mg of paxil (paroxetine). Is she going to be okay?

My friend just took 220 mg of paxil (paroxetine). Is she going to be okay?

This is a serious OD: It is potentially fatal and a call to 911 for ambulance is essential. EMT can begin treatment enroute. There is no time to waste. Call now! ...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 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

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What can Paxil (paroxetine) do for my anxiety?

Treat: It works to control your anxiety symptoms. It does not work right away to remove panic symptoms, and you should take it everyday for at least 6 weeks. Usually it takes several weeks for it to start working, so i recommend you start counseling as well to help you come up with ways to control your anxiety. ...Read more

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Can you drink while taking paxil (paroxetine)?

Can you drink while taking paxil (paroxetine)?

No: I have seen too many people knock out the effect of Paxil (paroxetine) y drinking only two drinks. Several attempted suicide much to their surprise. Alcohol is a universal solvent and soaks everything in the body, including the brain and the parts that control mood. It wreaks havoc on the serotonin receptors and prevents the drug from working for up to 72 hours of the worst depression you have ever had. ...Read more

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How can I quit Paxil (paroxetine) cold turkey?

Not a good idea.: Paxil (paroxetine) and other ssri anti-depressants should not be stopped cold turkey- this can cause a withdrawal syndrome. Talk with whomever prescribed you the medication about tapering off of it- usually this is done over days to weeks. ...Read more

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When will Paxil (paroxetine) side effects go away?

Within a week: Side-effects to Paxil (paroxetine) & other ssris are almost always reversible upon medication discontinuation. Depending on other factors, such as liver disease and other serious problems, side-effects can be expected to resolve by one week post-cessation. ...Read more

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Can i take Paxil (paroxetine) and Lexapro together?

Can i take Paxil (paroxetine) and Lexapro together?

Yes: However is not the best practice. You need to check with your dr. The best approach is to take just one at an appropriate dose. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Biotin while on Paxil (paroxetine)?

No drug interaction: Per Drugs. Com drug interaction checker - there are no reported interactions between biotin and paxil. ...Read more

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Side effects of increasing Paxil (paroxetine) dosage?

Depends: Most patients do not experience side effects. For those that do, increasing the dose can lead to fear and reluctance. I always counsel patients, about to increase their medication, to recall any side effects when they started the med. They should expect the same side effects but to a lesser degree and shorter time. This occurs because the relative change in dose is smaller with each increase. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take Paxil (paroxetine) with tamoxifen?

Is it okay to take Paxil (paroxetine) with tamoxifen?

Caution advised: Hi. In the interaction check, it says caution advised: combo may decrease active tamoxifen metabolite levels & efficacy. ...Read more

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Can i take Paxil (paroxetine) after lunch?12.5mg thanks

Paxil (paroxetine) and Benzo's: Yes, in the short term. Lorazepam should not be taken regularly or for any prolonged period of time. Paxil (paroxetine) is a great drug for it can also build up a prevention of anxiety. As you tolerate the Paxil (paroxetine) your physician may want to increase the dose to the point your anxiety is being prevented. The goal is to be off of the Lorazepam shortly. ...Read more

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What are some of the side effects to paxil (paroxetine)?

Agitation, nausea: headache, "altered" sense of surroundings, weight gain, decreased libido, retarded ejaculation, sleep problems and some of the first ones that come to mind. What worries me more is when patients stop taking Paxil abruptly, and have "brain zaps" and a cluster of intense flu-like symptoms. (This can also occur with Effexor, (venlafaxine) Cymbalta and to a lesser extent with Celexa and Zoloft). Go to a PDR. ...Read more

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What are some side effects of taking paxil (paroxetine)?

What are some side effects of taking paxil (paroxetine)?

Paxil (paroxetine): Side effects include:suicidality, depression, seratonin syndrome, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, withdrawal syndrome, mania, seizures, hypronatremia, siadh, abnormal bleeding, glaucoma, pulmonary fibrosis, anaphylactic rxns, hypoglycemia, vasculitis, stevens-johnson syndrome, teratogenicity, others like nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, abnormal vision, tremor and others. ...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