My doctor prescribed me paxil (paroxetine). Does that make you gain weight?

Possibly Yes. Out of the ssri medications, Paxil (paroxetine) seems to be the one most common to contribute to weight gain (and this is on the fda adverse reaction list for this medication. Other ssris such as Prozac and zoloft (sertraline) do not have weight gain listed by fda as possible adverse reaction. Talk with your provider to consider alternatives if this possible weight gain concerns you.
It can. Paxil or paroxetine is an ssri that can result in weight gain due to its antihistamine effect (causes sleepiness and appetite increase in some). This may not affect you, but does affect a significant number of people. Pay attention to what and how much you eat as well as your appetite. If the appetite is too strong, let your doctor know.

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If I gained 12lbs in 3 weeks from paxil, (paroxetine) will the doc give me a prescription for topamax to lose weight?

Paxil (paroxetine) I doubt this. Although people can lose weight on topomax that is not it's indication. Please let your physician know about your weight gain. I don't use Paxil (paroxetine) all that often, because a number of people I treated in the past had weight gain. Your physician might consider change to another ssri. Take care.
Need a different Med. Topomax will not help your body appropriately compensate for this ssri induced weight gain. Talk with your doctor about switching to a different med. Consider going outside of the ssri class of med, as you may be sensitive to this particular ssri induced side effect with other ssris.

My doctor prescribed me Paxil (paroxetine) to treat premature ejaculation, but am a little concerned about it, isn't it too extreme? Ain't there other softer way?

Premature. Ejaculation is sometimes called ill-timed ejaculation. It is a subjective evaluation. You may orgasm too quickly and not satisfy your partner. If you have concerns you can see your doc or a licensed sex therapist. It is not an illness. Peace and good health.

My doc just prescribed Paxil (paroxetine) 20mg and Metopropol Tartrate 50mg. Take one of each daily. Is this in any way a DANGEROUS combo of drugs? I am scared! : (

Not dangerous. This is an acceptable combination of drugs. However, if metoprolol is prescribed specifically for anxiety, rather than some medical condition, then it is debatable whether it will help (Doctors have conflicting views about this.)

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?

Don't mix. You must never drink on any psychotropic medications. Mixing the two will enhance the side-effects of the other, i.e. Alcohol depending on the type of alcoholic drink will make the sedative effects of Paxil (paroxetine) and could depress the respiratory system.
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.

I'm taking 25 mg paxil (paroxetine) and the doctor has prescribed 37.5mg tramadol for migraines prn. Are these safe together?

If Tramadol was. Prescribed for chronic use or more than a week, then best to change your antidepressant to something else such as Wellbutrin (bupropion). Reference: http://www. Ebmconsult. Com/articles/tramadol-interaction-ssri-serotonin-syndrome-mechanism.

I have OCD and never took meds for it. One doctor prescribed Paxil (paroxetine) and another cipralex. Which has less side effects?

All SSRI's have. Side-effects. In fact, all meds have them. The key: which one works better to help w/ur ocd? U also mention high blood pressure; is that under control? If not, it could contribute to ur anxiety. Sometimes, ppl misinterpret physical symptoms as anxiety. Research shows our brains can respond to talk therapy as well or better than with meds alone. Have u tried cognitive-behavioral therapy for ocd?
About the same. Both Paxil (paroxetine) and escitalopram (cipralex) are ssris and both have been prescribed for ocd but the standard of treatment for ocd uses higher than usual doses used for major depression. Both have comparable side effects but each individual responds to different medications even when they belong to the same class.