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Side Effects Of Paxil Withdrawal
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
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?
Can I stop 50mg Zoloft after 10 days and go back on Paxil 12.5mg CR?
I am having terrible side effects. Either from Zoloft or withdrawal from Paxil.
These are questions : for the psychiatrist who prescribed the cross-over of your anti-anxiety medications. Paxil withdrawal symptoms can be very unpleasant. Talk to your psychiatrist about safe ways of doing a cross-over without increasing your risk for Serotonin Syndrome. Medical supervision is needed when changing psychotropic medications or medication doses, as serious consequences can occur. ...Read more
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
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
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
Will I have the side effects of paxil and Zoloft if I only consume them sometimes for premature ejaculation? Are the side effects really bad ?
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