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What are the side effects of taking Paxil (paroxetine) for hot falshes?
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Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: SSRI side effects
Paxil (paroxetine) is a typical selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. Side effects are typically stomach upset, nausea, diarhea.
These are ususally temporary as people get used to them. Some decreased libido and delayed orgasm is also common. Paxil (paroxetine) has more withdrawal symptoms of dizziness if a day is missed. Also there are several drug interactions that are not true of other ssri.

In brief: SSRI side effects
Paxil (paroxetine) is a typical selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. Side effects are typically stomach upset, nausea, diarhea.
These are ususally temporary as people get used to them. Some decreased libido and delayed orgasm is also common. Paxil (paroxetine) has more withdrawal symptoms of dizziness if a day is missed. Also there are several drug interactions that are not true of other ssri.
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Weight gain
Ssri's like Paxil (paroxetine) can cause weight gain, dizziness, toouch or too little sleep, among other side effects.

In brief: Weight gain
Ssri's like Paxil (paroxetine) can cause weight gain, dizziness, toouch or too little sleep, among other side effects.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. Roger Boshes
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Pasil is not indicat
Paxil, (paroxetine) a ssri, is primarily indicated for depression and anxiety.
It has many side effects which makes it a difficult agent to use. These include GI irritation, sexual side effects, anticholinergic side effects, and hyperhydrosis. It is extremely difficult to discontinue often requiring long periods of titration to avoid strange physical symptoms including sensations like electric shocks in lim.

In brief: Pasil is not indicat
Paxil, (paroxetine) a ssri, is primarily indicated for depression and anxiety.
It has many side effects which makes it a difficult agent to use. These include GI irritation, sexual side effects, anticholinergic side effects, and hyperhydrosis. It is extremely difficult to discontinue often requiring long periods of titration to avoid strange physical symptoms including sensations like electric shocks in lim.
Dr. Roger Boshes
Dr. Roger Boshes
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Many possible
Paxil (paroxetine) may have many side effects.
The most common I have seen are weight gain and sedation. Also, some patients have problems with "withdrawal" when discontinuing paxil (paroxetine). Your doctor should discuss possible side effects before prescribing the meds. If you want more information, ask your pharmacist for a medication information sheet.

In brief: Many possible
Paxil (paroxetine) may have many side effects.
The most common I have seen are weight gain and sedation. Also, some patients have problems with "withdrawal" when discontinuing paxil (paroxetine). Your doctor should discuss possible side effects before prescribing the meds. If you want more information, ask your pharmacist for a medication information sheet.
Dr. Jeffrey Weyeneth
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