3 doctors weighed in:

How can I quit Paxil (paroxetine) cold turkey?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Aaron Haug
Neurology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not a good idea.

Paxil (paroxetine) and other ssri anti-depressants should not be stopped cold turkey- this can cause a withdrawal syndrome.
Talk with whomever prescribed you the medication about tapering off of it- usually this is done over days to weeks.

In brief: Not a good idea.

Paxil (paroxetine) and other ssri anti-depressants should not be stopped cold turkey- this can cause a withdrawal syndrome.
Talk with whomever prescribed you the medication about tapering off of it- usually this is done over days to weeks.
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
34 years in practice
9M people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available