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Paxidep is a medication for depression
It belongs to a group of anti-depressants called Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI). The drugs in this group is well tolerated.
However, some side effects are known to occur , as follows:
8.Change in weight
9.Change in sex drive
Change in sex drive is a known side effect of the drug.
potentiates this effect so cessation of smoking may help.
If the side effects are becoming bothersome then you need to consult your treating psychiatrist
The medication should not be stopped abrubtly or without consultation as it may precipitate withdrawal symptoms
Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal