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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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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 over 5 years, how can I stop without all the terrible side effects?

I have been on Paxil (paroxetine) for over 5 years, how can I stop without all the terrible side effects?

Slowly taper off: You have to slowly taper off by gradally reducing the dose and reduce the frequency over few weeks. ...Read more

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I start drinking citlaropam and I have so many side effects i stop for two days now and i still feel same.My doctor gave me Paxil (paroxetine) im scared to try it.

Need a psychiatrist: You may have a phobia to meds and experience all sorts of anxiety when taking what you need the most. A psychiatrist can deal with you more appropriately since you easily over react and she is more equiped to deal with all your issues. It is often a life long problem regarding medication phobias and side effects and the sooner you get insight to the actual issue the better you will be. ...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) ?

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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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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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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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

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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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Paxil (paroxetine) 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 the side effects of taking Paxil (paroxetine) for hot falshes?

SSRI side effects: Paxil (paroxetine) is a typical selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. Side effects are typically stomach upset, nausea, diarhea. These are ususally temporary as people get used to them. Some decreased libido and delayed orgasm is also common. Paxil (paroxetine) has more withdrawal symptoms of dizziness if a day is missed. Also there are several drug interactions that are not true of other ssri. ...Read more

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Of paxil, (paroxetine) can you please help.Are side effects remain permanently?

Almost never: 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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Is it alright that i take Paxil (paroxetine) and i believe I am having side effects?

Pls be more specific: About ur side-effects. How long have u been taking paxil (paroxetine)? What's the dosage? What was Paxil (paroxetine) prescribed for? Have u spoke to ur prescriber? ...Read more

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Is it actually true that certain side effects will go away while taking paxil (paroxetine)?

Paxil (paroxetine): If you are having disturbing or uncomfortable side effects, discuss lowering your dose of Paxil (paroxetine) with your doctor. If this doesn't work or you cannot be effectively treated for your mental health condition on a lower dose, consider having your doctor switch you to another medication. ...Read more

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Will the side effects associated with taking Paxil (paroxetine) cr (controlled release) disappear over time?

Will the side effects associated with taking Paxil (paroxetine) cr (controlled release) disappear over time?

Depends: That would depend on what the side effect is and how long u have been on the medication. Many treatment emergent side effects such as nausea or headache will resolve over a few days. Other side effects that may come on later, such as loss of sex drive may persist. Please speak to you doctor if your symptoms do not improve. ...Read more

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Im really scared of taking paxil (paroxetine) for the first time? Does this medicine have really side effects?

Depression, Paxil (paroxetine): Paxil (paroxetine) is a medication for depression. Depression gets better with both Therapy and Medication. Breathing Relaxation, Visual imagery, Tai Chi, Yoga, and Meditation also help with stress. See a Psychiatrist for all modalities of treatment, discuss need of Paxil (paroxetine), benefits and side effects, and the make your decision if you want to take Paxil (paroxetine). ...Read more

Paxil (Definition)

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