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Is it safe to stop taking Paxil (paroxetine) after using it for 10 years?
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Dr. Peter Corrado
Family Medicine
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In brief: Possibly yes
Although not an addictive substance like a narcotic, suddenly stopping a drug like Paxil (paroxetine) after long term use can cause problems.
It is best to discuss this with your doctor and work out a schedule to withdraw the medication gradually from your body. This will avoid sudden reoccurance of symptoms for which the medication was given in the first place.

In brief: Possibly yes
Although not an addictive substance like a narcotic, suddenly stopping a drug like Paxil (paroxetine) after long term use can cause problems.
It is best to discuss this with your doctor and work out a schedule to withdraw the medication gradually from your body. This will avoid sudden reoccurance of symptoms for which the medication was given in the first place.
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