Witch safer log term use paxil (paroxetine) or zoloft?

Probably the same. Studies show that these agents are fairly similar in effectiveness overall. There isn't any data comparing side effects. If you are trying to choose one, I would choose the one that improves your depression best. Some folks respond better to one or the other but we have no way of knowing that without just trying them.

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Witch mor sexual side effects btween Paxil (paroxetine) and zoloft?

Maybe paxil (paroxetine) All ssris can have sexual side effects of decreased libido or function. If however, there is sexual dysfuction due to depression or anxiety, function can improve when mood improved. Typically, Paxil (paroxetine) has more sexual and other side effects than zoloft. Read more...

Witch less intracation btween paxil (paroxetine) and zolof?

Zoloft (sertraline) if you meant which one of these two antidepressants have less drug drug interactions with other medications, then the answer is Zoloft (sertraline). Use sites like durgs.com - interaction checker - for the more specific answer. Read more...

Is it safer to be on Paxil (paroxetine) 20mg or Zoloft 100mg for anxiety? Are those comparable doses?

Zoloft and Paxil (paroxetine) Zoloft 100mg/day is higher dose in equivalency than Paxil (paroxetine) 20mg/day. They are primarily for treatment of Depression. Both have many side effects. Discuss with Psychiatrist: • Intensity of Symptoms and Impairment of Functioning for which Medication is needed • Therapy for stresses of relationships, work, finances. • Breathing and Music Relaxation • Visual Imagery • MeditationYogaTai Chi. Read more...

Pregnant. Need Zoloft or Paxil (paroxetine) after. Are either safe while breastfeeding? I would need 75mg of Zoloft vs. 20mg of Paxil (paroxetine), which is better or formula?

Either. I would recommend whichever is most effective for you and gives you fewer side effects. Paxil (paroxetine) can be sedating for many people which could effect your ability to care for your baby. As far as breastfeeding there is no evidence that either would be transferred into your baby's milk. Hope this helps. Good luck . Read more...
Either. Based on the literature, nursing babies are almost all completely spared exposure to both these drugs, so there is no need to avoid breastfeeding while taking either of the medications. If you have better personal experience with one of them than the other in the past, you might choose that one regardless of the dose. If not, then Zoloft (sertraline) may be a better first choice from a tolerability standpoint. Read more...

I have tinnitus is Paxil (paroxetine) of Zoloft safer I am coming off of citalapram, it made my tinnitus worse, I am afraid of new drugs, I once had viral vertigo, ?

Good question. Citalopram made your tinnitus worse. I understand this. You have been offered two other medications. You are fearful of new drugs. Not knowing the exact mechanism that lead to the worsening of the tinnitus with Citalopram makes it difficult to predict how you will respond to either of the replacement meds. My approach then would be to target the tinnitus. You need to discuss this with your doctor. Read more...

Do antidepressant drugs like zoloft or paxil (paroxetine) affect thyroid function? Is it safe to take thyroid booster with antidepressant medicine? Thanks

See answer. Antidepressants don't affect thyroid function. Safe to take thyroid medication together with antidepressants as prescribed. Some symptoms of depression and thyroid disorder may overlap. However, the cause may be one or the other. Lengthy medical training provides that expertise. Take care. Read more...

Took Paxil (paroxetine) 20mg for 6 weeks, worked great and no withdrawal. Need to go back on either Paxil (paroxetine) or Zoloft. Will Paxil (paroxetine) for a year cause more withdrawal?

Paxil (paroxetine) and Zoloft. Paxil (paroxetine) and Zoloft are used for Treatment of Depression and Anxiety. Discuss with Psychiatrist: • Diagnosis of Depression, Anxiety or both when Paxil (paroxetine) was started • Intensity of Symptoms and Impairment of Functioning • Improvement in symptoms and Functioning in last 6 weeks • New Symptoms NOW and Diagnosis • Therapy to cope with stresses. •Breathing Relaxation •Need for Paxil (paroxetine) & to take for 1 year. Read more...

What is the point of having paxil (paroxetine) or Zoloft to treat premature ejaculation if its side effect decreases libido? How many doses will effect the libido?

It may not occur. Those medications don't always cause low libido. A young otherwise healthy male with a regular libido (prior to starting meds) is probably not likely to get decreased libido with treatment, though it could happen. Work with your doctor to find the appropriate dosage and schedule for treating your premature ejaculation without decreasing sex drive. SSRIs can work very well for this problem. Read more...
Variable. Paxil (paroxetine) and zoloft can but don't always decrease libido. Not everyone experiences this side-effect which can happen with one SSRI and not another and can't be predicted. It can happen after the first dose or only after you have been on it for awhile. Unfortunately,there is no way to predict how either of these will effect a particular individual. Hopefully, personalized genetic medicine will help. Read more...

My 18 yrs old son has extreme shyness. His therapist want him to ask his primary doctor for anti-anxiety med. Either Paxil (paroxetine) or zoloft. Which is best???

Either. either one of those drugs, or another related to them is likely to be effective in conjunction with the psychotherapy for the social anxiety disorder. The best one is one that your son will tolerate with minimal side effects. Read more...