Can Paxil (paroxetine) and cymbalta cuase sexual issues?

Yes. Antidepressants in general can cause sexual side effects, which include decreased interest, inability to maintain an erection (in men) or maintain arousal, and/or inability to have an orgasm. All of these effects are mediated by a specific serotonin receptor. Of course, depression itself can lower interest in sex.

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Dose trazadon help reverse sexual side effect of paxil (paroxetine) and what dosag is good?

No. You may be thinking of Wellburtrin (bupropion). Trazadone can cause an erection in a male that doesn't go down and cause the loss of the penis if continued. It has happened to one of my patients every ten years since Desyrel came on the market about 35 years ago, but none had the serious effect. I've had success with the combination of 10 mg. Paxil (paroxetine) and 150 mg of Wellbutrin. Read more...

Does Paxil (paroxetine) side effect effects you sexually ability to perfom in the bed and how could you reverse the effects?

1)Yes 2)Stop taking. Paxil, (paroxetine) like other selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (ssris), can cause anorgasmia. In others, it can make it difficult to reach orgasm. The only way to reverse it is to stop taking it (under your prescribing physician's supervision, of course), substituting another medication if necessary. You might do better w/another ssri or try wellbutrin, considered to have least sexual side effects. Read more...
Sometimes. Paxil (paroxetine) is a very good antidepressant and anti-anxiety medication. Unfortunately, it does have a significant incidence of sexual side effects including decreased libido, impotence, and anorgasmia. Read more...
It can. I agree with the other doctors. However, i would be careful about switching your medication, because it depends what it is being used for. Wellbutrin is not known to cause this problem; viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) is another good option. The literature suggests that meds like viagra can help both men and women with anorgasmia. You should talk to your doc first, because wellbutrin can make other things worse. Read more...

I feel worse after starting cymbalta about 8 days ago. He switched me from Paxil (paroxetine) straight to cymbalta. Is that normal?

Contact your MD. No doctor no matter how experienced could predict PRECISELY the effect of a medication in a particular patient See your doctor and give him the opportunity to fine-tune your treatment. Read more...
Wondering. It does not appear to be a problem to add cymbalta with the Paxil (paroxetine), (paroxetine) but in many cases it's best to taper off Paxil (paroxetine) slowly to prevent "withdrawal" effects. Also some people experience uncomfortable effects with cymbalta. Best to let your prescriber know about your symptoms so that an adjustment can be made. Read more...
Taper Paxil (paroxetine) Normally, I tapper the old medicine at the same time as I start a lower dose of the new medicine. What you may be feeling is the sudden discontinuation of the Paxil, (paroxetine) which is one of the medicines that causes the most side effects if discontinued suddenly. Read more...

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...

How do you reverse the side effect of Paxil (paroxetine) for sexual normalty?

Sexual side effects. You can not take reverse the side effects and if side effects are severe and affecting quality of life then you have to talk to your treating physician and change the medicine. Read more...
No One Likes This. Sexual side effects from Paxil (paroxetine) and other ssri medications are unfortunate. The best way to stop the side effect is to stop the medication. There are a number of "tricks" that I have seen other clinicians try such as adding an additional antidepressant, or holding a dose prior to sexual activity, but none of these has proven to be truely effective. One must discuss this issue with their md. Read more...
Talk to your doctor. There are a lot of ways to address sexual side effects, depending on what they are. The most important thing is to talk to your doctor. They might give you another medicine, or an alternative medicine, or change your dosing strategy. Read more...

Can I take cymbalta and paxil (paroxetine) cr together? Will anyone of these drugs cause the other to not work or possibly lower its effect?

See ans. Cymbalta and Paxil (paroxetine) interaction may cause serotonin syndrome, which is from too much serotonin in the nervous system. Symptoms are dose-related and potentially quite serious. Discuss with prescribing doctor. I hope this helps. Read more...