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Can using Paxil (paroxetine) cause melanosis coli?
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Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not sure
Usually the discoloration results from laxative use.

In brief: Not sure
Usually the discoloration results from laxative use.
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Dr. Michael Tomeo
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Dr. Philip Miller
Family Medicine
In brief: NO
NO

In brief: NO
NO
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Dr. Philip Miller
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
In brief: Paxil (paroxetine)
Not likely, no.

In brief: Paxil (paroxetine)
Not likely, no.
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Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine
In brief: No
Melanosis coli is seen on colonoscopy.
It describes the appearance of the colon in patients who have been abusing anthraquinone laxatives. These laxatives stain the wall of the colon after weeks of abuse.

In brief: No
Melanosis coli is seen on colonoscopy.
It describes the appearance of the colon in patients who have been abusing anthraquinone laxatives. These laxatives stain the wall of the colon after weeks of abuse.
Dr. Steven Bowers
Dr. Steven Bowers
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