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Paroxetine

What is Paroxetine?

Paroxetine (also known by the trade name Paxil among others) is an antidepressant drug of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) type. Paroxetine is used to treat major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and vasomotor symptoms (e.g. hot flashes and night sweats) associated with menopause in adult outpatients.

Marketing of the drug began in 1992 by the pharmaceutical company SmithKline Beecham, now GlaxoSmithKline. Generic formulations have been available since 2003 when the patent expired.

Differences between newer antidepressants are usually fairly subtle and mostly confined to side effects. It shares the common side effects and contraindications of other SSRIs, with high rates of nausea, sleepiness, and sexual side effects. Paroxetine is associated with weight gain. Discontinuing paroxetine is associated with a high risk of withdrawal syndrome. Paroxetine is associated with an increased risk of birth defects.

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I was diagonized acute psychosis(sleeplessness,restless and behavioral problems) in 2005. Was on chlorpromazine and serenace for a couple of years but since I had 2 relapses I changed doctor who prescribed loxapine succinate 25 mg, paroxetine hydrochloride and nitrosun. Now currently on loxapine 10mg and paroxetine. Is treating acute psychosis with loxapine and SSRI a correct treatment for acute psychosis? Is there any chance of complete recovery? How is acute psychosis different from schizophernia?
Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

I understand that you are concerned about the treatment of your psychiatric problem. Regarding the medication that you are on, Loxapine is an anti-psychotic medication which is used to treat psychotic disorders like acute psychosis....
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iam 25, I have been taking Paxadep 37.5 mg for past 6 months for short term memory,loss of concentration and iam unable to get up in the morning and suffering from a kind of weakness in abdomen and back. so please give me information about paxadep adminstration will have any such kind of side effects.
Hi Shyam,

Yes, the abdominal or digestive problems COULD be due to the side effects of Paroxetene, an SSRI type of antidepressant that you are being prescribed. It is quite common in the initial stages of treatment but if it is still persistent even after 6 months then you MUST inform your...
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I was diagonized acute psychosis in 2005. Was on chlorpromazine and serenace for a couple of years but since I had 2 relapses I changed doctor who prescribed loxapine succinate 25 mg, paroxetine hydrochloride and nitrosun. Now currently on loxapine 10mg and paroxetine. Is treating acute psychosis with loxapine and SSRI a current treatment? Is there any chance of complete recovery? How is acute psychosis different from schizophernia?
hello

welcome to health care magic

Loxapine is an antipsychotic drug and SSRIs are newer antidepressants. There are many other newer antipsychotics these days which are effective with less significant side effects like olanzapine, risperidone, aripiprazole etc.
Acute psychosis consists of...
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I HAD DEPRESSION FROM 3YEARS
IT BEGINS FIRST AFTER ABROBLEM WITH MY FRIENDS AND BECOMING ALONE
SYMPTOMS BEGINS AS INSOMNIA CRYING CONCENTRATION LOSS
DISTURBANCE AS TINNITIS I FEEL
FIRST MY PSYCHATRIST WROTE TREPTIZOLE(TRICYCLIC ANTI DEPRESSANT),APXIDONE 1ML(ANTI PSYCHOTIC FOR ONE MONTH ONLY)
AFTER THE END OE THE COURSE IAM FREE OF SYMPTOMS BUT STILL ILOSE MY ENJOYMENT COMPLETLY
AFTER TREATING MY FRIENDS AGAIN(ALTHOUGH ALL BRIBLEM RESOLVES)I HAD ACUTE SYMPTOMS OF DEPRESSIN AGAIN
MY SYCHATRIST WROTE LAMOTRIGINE AND SERTRALINE AND PAROXETINE HYDROCHLORIDE
IAM ON THEM NOW

I ASK YOU IF I CAN RETUNN AGAIN TO MY SELF OR NOT
WHAT CAN YOU CONSULT AND SUGGEST FOR ME
IS ANTI SYCHOTICS IS BENEFIT FOR ME OR NOT

THANK UOU
SMAH


smah. do not worry.
as your problem is treatable so calm down. in my opinion you should take escitalopram 10 mg single tab. it is a better anti depressant.
you are taking lots of drug. just go for the monotherapy. for sleep you can take nitrazepam.
after treatment of three months you will be...
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I was diagnozed acute psychosis in 2005. The report said I was restless,sleepless and behavioral problems for duration less than a month.It also said I have acute psychosis. Since then I am on antipsychotic medication and I am much better now.My age is 34. Now problem comes in marriage proposal. Although my psychiatrist said I could marry, people are not accepting the reasons I am saying due to stigma associated withe illness. My psychiatrist tells that I should talk with the girl and tell her that why you are taking antipsychotic tablet. I need some expert guidance from the forum on what to tell the girl I should marry so that it doesn't affect my marriage prospects.Thanks for your help.
Hello XXXXXXX
Welcome to Healthcare Magic.

Firstly, psychiatric illness is not a barrier to get married. Many people with psychiatric illnesses do get married, and if on regular medication and follow up, are able to lead normal lives and fulfill their marital, family and social responsibilities....
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Hello. I decided to ask you a question regarding my recent health matter. My eyes feel very heavy and tired almost every day now even though I am on vacation. I had a panick attack 2 weeks ago and started to look for its cause. I think it is related to my problem of dealing with aging and death. I have a very sick dog who is dying, my mother is sick and she is in a different country. I think I have been worryin a lot and emotionally going down. I also get some obsessive questions about my relationship and I hate that because I have been in love for 7 years. I do love my boyfriend and hate that those questions come to my brain. Am I suffering from anxiety or depression? Shall I see someone?
yes you are suffering from anxiety disorder. consult a psychiatrist asap. till that time you can start paroxetine 10 mg in night..
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HI Dr. I have been taking XET cr 25mg for 17 years for depression and lonazep .5 for the same period of time. I ve had a bout of depression after the loss of my father and then it worsened due to an abusive marriage. I am divorced and I face these severe uncertainties and insecurities in my life which are helped overcome by these medicines. How ever I do get strange feelings in my head at times...have low self esteem and muscle pain in the head basically it feels weird. I sincerely would like to be released from these medications as I am not my 100% self even in performance. I have no interest in cooking or any thing and I get tired of any thing I start doing very fast. Please help me out of this situation. Thankyou
Hi..paroxetine is good for depression, but better if anxiety is associated..but you have other options..if it does not work like it worked so far, you can switch to another drug..you may also augment paroxetine with some other agents like folate or lithium..so visit your psychiatrist for your...
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I just started taking Burporion 200mg once a day two weeks ago, just yesterday I started experiencing, some of the side effects listed, such as dry mouth, irregular heart beat, shortness of breath, itching, chest pain, and fainting! but can side effects start this late? And is it possible they could subside, after a few days? I am also taking-Paroxetine HCL 20 mg once a day, Clonazepam 0.5 mg 3X day. as well as Propranolol 10 mg 3x a day, and lisinopril 10mg 1 a day. please help!!! confused and tired of all the med changes.

Hi

I do not think it the bupropion which is causing the problem, as it is very rare for a drug to cause side effects after 2 weeks.

I have noticed that you are on paroxetine and clonazepam , the cause of your symptoms can be anxiety, may need adjustment of the dose of your antianxiety medicine....
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I am curious if there is any medical testing I should be looking into. I recently took a trip to Florida in June and while I was down there had a tremor start in my right hand along with lightheadedness. I also had trouble focusing for about a week. I have seen my primary and also a MS neurologist. Yesterday, I started to have the lightheadedness and trouble trying to communicate. Like my brain is working fine, but my brain and mouth don't. When I go to talk its slurred and almost like I'm stuttering. My neurologist told me she had ran all the tests she could and recommended that I go back to my primary to see where to go from here. I would like to get back to my self. Any advice is greatly appreciated as I am at a loss and not sure what to do at this point. I did go to the ER yesterday with these symptoms and they tried Xanax however that is not working.
Hello.As you refer your doctors have requested the usual tests (CT-Scan. ...) to rule out neurological pathologies and the results were normal.
They thought that their symptoms may be secondary to anxiety-stress and prescribed Alprazolam.I agree with them but I think it's necessary to add an...
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I have been on Trazadone 50 for a year and a half approximately. My psychiatrist was trying to wean me off of Amantadine, buspar, and trazadone. Did ok with the buspar, ran out of amantadine and just stopped it. I was already off the buspar then slowly came off of the Traz. I am a basket case. My anxiety is very high. This has makes me wonder if I need to go back on one of them or what? If I am to go back on one, which should it be? I do not at this time have a psychiatrist and am trying to find one. What do you think?
Hello.There are currently most innovative drugs than you has taken for treatment of anxious-depressive pathologies.You have to combine an antidepressant and an antianxiety drug.For example paroxetine 20 mg and alprazolam 0.5 mg are widely used in the treatment of his patology.You must go to...
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