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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

Paxil (Definition)

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