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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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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Can you drink while taking paxil (paroxetine)?

Can you drink while taking paxil (paroxetine)?

No: I have seen too many people knock out the effect of Paxil (paroxetine) y drinking only two drinks. Several attempted suicide much to their surprise. Alcohol is a universal solvent and soaks everything in the body, including the brain and the parts that control mood. It wreaks havoc on the serotonin receptors and prevents the drug from working for up to 72 hours of the worst depression you have ever had. ...Read more

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What happens when you're on Paxil (paroxetine) and drink alcohol?

What happens when you're on Paxil (paroxetine) and drink alcohol?

Psychomotor impaired: The combination of alcohol with any prescription medication can lead to adverse side effects. In the case of paxil (paroxetine), (paroxetine) the effects are additive between the two "drugs" such that the sedative effects of Paxil (paroxetine) and those of alchohol add to one another to make the combination more dangerous then either alone. Also the depressant effects of alcohol on the muscular system can be enhanced due to paxil (paroxetine). ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink occasionally on paxil (paroxetine)?

Limited drinking : Light drinking should not present any problems. I define light as 2 drinks twice a week ( a drink = 1 shot or a beer or a glass of wine) . The concern is that heavier drinking will potentially aggravate the problem for which you are taking the paxil (paroxetine). ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to have one drink while taking paxil (paroxetine)?

Is it dangerous to have one drink while taking paxil (paroxetine)?

Hard to answer: This kind of question makes doctors uncomfortable. The official recommendation is to avoid all alcohol. Yet many people have 1 drink and do ok. So it's not usually dangerous — but it could be. Alcohol plus Paxil (paroxetine) can be overly sedating, impair driving, prevent the Paxil (paroxetine) from working as well, could (rarely) cause a seizure, etc. Weigh the risks and benefits, and make your own adult decision. ...Read more

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Can taking Paxil (paroxetine) mixed with drinking make you act crazy?

Can taking Paxil (paroxetine) mixed with drinking make you act crazy?

Paxil (paroxetine): Taking anything mixed with drinking can make you act different. Medications don't go well with alcohol. ...Read more

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Will Paxil (paroxetine) or lotrel htz hurt my liveliver found out my enzymes is up i dont drink?

Will Paxil (paroxetine) or lotrel htz hurt my liveliver found out my enzymes is up i dont drink?

Recheck: Medications can affect liver enzymes. If other causes ( alcohol, infection, fatty liver etc). Talk with doctor about changing the medication and monitoring your liver function. ...Read more

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My doctor just prescribed me 10mg Paxil (paroxetine) per day. I do not regularly drink but will have drinks on vacation. What effects will mixing the 2 have?

My doctor just prescribed me 10mg Paxil (paroxetine) per day.  I do not regularly drink but will have drinks on vacation.  What effects will mixing the 2 have?

Paxil (paroxetine) ; alcohol: Are not a good or safe combination. Alcohol can interfere with the antidepressant activity of the paxil, (paroxetine) and the combination can be more sedating than either alone. ...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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I was prescribed Paxil (paroxetine) for anxiety. I drink alcohol 2x a week. Honestly will it hurt me if i drink on it?

I was prescribed Paxil (paroxetine) for anxiety. I drink alcohol 2x a week. Honestly will it hurt me if i drink on it?

Depends: Drinking in moderation will probably have no ill effects. Drinking heavily is rarely good for you, especially when taking prescribed medication. Discuss your drinking habits with your doctor. ...Read more

Paxil (Definition)

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