What is the treatment for Paxil (paroxetine) overdose?

A worrisome question. Factors that affect choice of treatment (tx) include age, other meds being taken, and presence of medical problems (such as liver impairment). Symptoms include GI problems, changes in heart rate and blood pressure (bp), problems breathing, and liver and kidney impairment. Tx's include stomach pump, IV fluids, BP medications, seizure meds, and breathing support. Prevention is best treatment!

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What is the treatment for paroxetine overdose?

Serotonin syndrome. When ppl overdose on an ssri, the clinical consequence is usually serotonin syndrome, which can manifest with a fever, sweating, mental status changes, myoclonus, etc. Depending on severity, patients can be hospitalized, given IV fluids, benzodiazepines (to reduce agitation and/or myoclonus), Cyproheptadine (blocks serotonin), and other interventions to control body temp, vitals, etc. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: Paroxetine overdose?

Paxil OD. Paxil/ paroxetine dosing recommendations depend on the condition being treated. Dosing is usually around 20mg/day but may go up to 50mg /day. It has been tested at 60 mg/ day. An overdose is accidental or intentional ingestion or application of an excessive dose of a medication. Medications overdoses may be dangerous and may lead to death in some situations. Read more...

What is a better treatment for anxiety and ocd, Paxil (paroxetine) or nafazodone?

Clomipramine. One of the best medications for OCD is called clomipramine, aka anafranil. It is in the class of medications called tricyclic antidepressants. While is may have more side-effects than paxil, (paroxetine) it may also be more benefits. Also, Paxil (paroxetine) can raise the levels of clomipramine which could potentially affect one's heart, so it is best to be off Paxil (paroxetine) for at least one week before taking the first dose. Read more...
Paxil (paroxetine) Of the two drugs you mention, Paxil (paroxetine) would be better for anxiety and ocd. It is in the ssri class, which is known to treat these conditions. Nefazodone is a sedating antidepressant. It might decrease anxiety via sedation, but is not directly anxiety-relieving. Nor does it treat OCD to the best of my knowledge. Read more...

I m on Paxil (paroxetine) 25 mg from 9 months for PD. Never had panick attack during treatment, my psychiatrist wants me to take it for one more year. Any thought?

Thought. I've heard that 1-1/2 yrs is a good length of time to then taper off. During this year, I'd recommend that you also do CBT psychotherapy to learn skills to avoid, reduce and manage stress, anxiety and panic. Then as you come off the drug you'll know how to handle life on your own. It's quite effective if you work at it and you'll use what you gain throughout life. A good deal! Best wishes! Read more...

Gad/depr. Well controlled Paxil (paroxetine) and therapy 2mos. The last week, symptoms worsened. Need 1-2 ativan/day to cope. Advice/is this normal?

Dynamic Systems. Life can be quite dynamic at times. This means that the level of stress we are exposed to is also dynamic. This stress causes our neurochemistry to be dynamic as well. The end result is that our emotions, the expression of our neurochemistry, are dynamic as well. It is not uncommon to experience periodic worsening of symptoms. Always keep your md informed of any changes in your condition. Read more...

How possible is it to get off klonopin and Paxil (paroxetine) without rehab just psych therapy? I've been having trouble, on for less than 1 yr but very motivated.

Depends. On your symptoms. Work closely with your counselors and Psychiatriast and counselor and report any increase or rebound of symptoms with medication tapering. Read more...
Taper slowly. I would recommend seeing an Addiction Specialist or your Family Doctor. The best way to get off is to start with the Klonopin and wean down slowly over 4-6 weeks. Then address the Paxil (paroxetine). Read more...