Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
137 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

Severe headaches, tension headache. Prescribed paxidep cr. Safe to take?

My 20 year old son has had severe headaches since 2009. The doctor has now suggessed Tension Headache and has prescribed paxidep cr 12.5mg once daily for the two and half years that he will be in the university from OCtober 2012. My son is in University. Is this medicine good for his age and studying? I am now scared after reading all these side effects on the internet. Can it be withdrawn without side effects? How long should he take it?
Tue, 3 Dec 2013
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,   ,  
Psychiatrist 's  Response
Every drug has side effect reported but that should not worry you You discuss these issues with your doctor .
The drug is reported to be safe for this age can it be withdrawn will depend on condition of son .at that time No major withdrawal is expected
Cause of head ache is tension Please find out tensions and manage the factors causing tension
Dr Lal
I find this answer helpful

 1 user finds this helpful

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

How do I distinguish a severe tension headache from Giant Cell Arteritis? Severe headache, not a migraine, lasting 3+ days, extremely tender...

Recent questions on  Medication overuse headache

doctor1 MD

I softer from sever migraine headache tired the pill that milt under you touché acupuncture medicatio Drank green tea when we move from standpoint...

doctor1 MD

Hi, I have symptoms of head ache in back head and slight un balance feeling when walking and heavy head ,I went to doctor he suggested NEXITO FORTE...

doctor1 MD

i am 32 year old . I have suffered a long period of tension due to family problem. Now i am suffering from headache in left side of my head...

doctor1 MD

I've had chronic migraines for the last three years . I've been all types of medications . I'm allergic to Botox . The only relief I really get is...

doctor1 MD

my son is suffering from headache last 1 week i consult the doctor he advice me for exray. The report shows that he is suffering from sinusities...

doctor1 MD

my dr wanted me to research what labs she should order. i had twins in march 2012. a bad headache began when i was about 8 wks along. they are 7...

doctor1 MD

hello doctor am 21 years old i am suffering from headache so, doctor suggested me PROVANOL-SR 40 and TOPIRAMATE 50mg i have already used them for 2...