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I have been on Paxil for 6 days 10 mg. Its causing un wanted sexual side effects. Im stopping the med. It shouldnt cause withdrawal symptoms should it?

I have been on Paxil for 6 days 10 mg. Its causing un wanted sexual side effects. Im stopping the med. It shouldnt cause withdrawal symptoms should it?

Talk to your dr: Unfortunately, this seems to be a difficult side effect. However before you just stop, talk with your dr. And see if he/she has other ideas to counter this side effect. Depression itself often is accompanied by lack of libido and other sexual side effects. ...Read more

Paxil (Definition)

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


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What are the side effects of Paxil used long term ?

What are the side effects of Paxil used long term ?

None: If you are tolerating it and responding to it then there is nothing wrong with being on it indefinitely. There are no known long term side effects and it has been around for a long time. I usually try to stop it 1-2 years after the first episode. With recurrent episodes i recommend staying on it. ...Read more

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How should I get rid of cefuroxime side effects. ?

How should I get rid of cefuroxime  side effects. ?

Which effects?: Predominantly gi, with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Generally just stop taking the drug. ...Read more

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Paxil was put at higher dose can I get side effects?

Report to your doc: Whenever any medications being adjusted upward, side effects must be monitored more closely. For ssri's watch for any irritability, anxiety, disturbance of sleep, gastric discomfort, or headache. Also the blackbox warning states to watch for any increase in suicidal thinking or behaviors consistent with that type of thinking. Remember only a small percentage of people will get side effects. ...Read more

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What are side effects of Paxil ?

What are side effects of Paxil ?

Paxil: Potential side effects w Paxil 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 are the side effects of Paxil used long term ?

None: If you are tolerating it and responding to it then there is nothing wrong with being on it indefinitely. There are no known long term side effects and it has been around for a long time. I usually try to stop it 1-2 years after the first episode. With recurrent episodes i recommend staying on it. ...Read more

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What are some of the side effects to paxil?

What are some of the side effects to paxil?

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, Cymbalta and to a lesser extent with Celexa and Zoloft). Go to a PDR. ...Read more

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Side effects of Paxil - are erection problems frequent?

Side effects of Paxil - are erection problems frequent?

Yes: Sexual side effects are relatively common. If this is a problem for you talk to your doctor about switching antidepressants. ...Read more

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Will the sexual side effects of Paxil die down soon?

Will the sexual side effects of Paxil die down soon?

Maybe: Sexual side effects are relatively common. If you just started it is possible, but usually these side effects are persistent. One option is to use another antidepressant. Viagra or similar medications may be used, especially if Paxil is effective and other antidepressants have failed. ...Read more

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What has been the side effects of Paxil on baby?

Avoid in pregnancy: Paxil has an fda rating of "d" (there is evidence of potential risk to the fetus). Paxil may cause heart defects or serious lung problems in a newborn if taken during pregnancy. Some babies may experience a "discontinuation syndrome" after birth. Take only the medications during pregnancy that a physician or psychiatrist directs you to take. ...Read more

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Paroxetine (Definition)

Brand name paxil, it's an ssri used for treating depression, anxiety, ocd, and several other conditions. It ...Read more