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What are the withdrawal side effects of Paxil (paroxetine) weaning?

What are the withdrawal side effects of Paxil (paroxetine) weaning?

There are many.: Discontinuation side effects from Paxil (paroxetine) can range from mild anxiety and mood swings to severe agitation, panic attacks, confusion, dizziness and hallucinations as well as flu-like symptoms. It is recommended to proceed slowly and under the care of a specialist. ...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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I have been on Paxil (paroxetine) 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 (paroxetine) 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

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Can I stop 50mg Zoloft after 10 days and go back on Paxil (paroxetine) 12.5mg CR? I am having terrible side effects. Either from Zoloft or withdrawal from Paxil (paroxetine).

Can I stop 50mg Zoloft after 10 days and go back on Paxil (paroxetine) 12.5mg CR?

I am having terrible side effects. Either from Zoloft or withdrawal from Paxil (paroxetine).

These are questions : for the psychiatrist who prescribed the cross-over of your anti-anxiety medications. Paxil (paroxetine) 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

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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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Will the sexual side effects of Paxil (paroxetine) die down soon?

Will the sexual side effects of Paxil (paroxetine) 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 (paroxetine) is effective and other antidepressants have failed. ...Read more

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Side effects of Paxil (paroxetine) - are erection problems frequent?

Side effects of Paxil (paroxetine) - 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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What has been the side effects of Paxil (paroxetine) on baby?

What has been the side effects of Paxil (paroxetine) on baby?

Avoid in pregnancy: Paxil (paroxetine) has an fda rating of "d" (there is evidence of potential risk to the fetus). Paxil (paroxetine) 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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What are the side effects of Paxil (paroxetine) 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 the side effects of Paxil (paroxetine) for pms?

Varied: If Paxil (paroxetine) is only used during the latter stages of each cycle, the side effects tend to nausea and fatigue. If taken on a consistent basis, more common side effects are weight gain and sexual side effects. If these occur, zoloft may be a better option. ...Read more

Paxil (Definition)

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