Paroxetine (Seroxat, Paxil)

By TRKnight2007 December 2, 2009 5,443 2

Paroxetine (trade names Seroxat, Paxil) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant. Marketing of the drug began in 1992 by the pharmaceutical company SmithKline Beecham, now GlaxoSmithKline. Paroxetine is used to treat major depression, obsessive-compulsive, panic, social anxiety, and generalized anxiety disorders in adult outpatients.

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saber32 October 13, 2011 at 3:05 am   
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reaction to this medication i got taking off of this med

TRKnight2007 December 2, 2009 at 11:06 am   
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Fewer side effects and lower toxicity than older tricyclic antidepressants.


Adverse side effects include nausea (26% on paroxetine vs 9% on placebo), somnolence (23% vs. 9% on placebo), ejaculatory disturbance (13% vs. 0% on placebo), other male genital disorders (10% vs. 0% on placebo), asthenia (15% vs. 6% on placebo), sweating (11% vs. 2% on placebo), dizziness (13% vs. 6% on placebo), insomnia (13% vs. 6% on placebo), dry mouth (18% vs. 12% on placebo), constipation (14% vs. 9% on placebo), and tremor (8% vs. 2% on placebo). Other side effects include headache, agitation, weight gain, impaired memory and paresthesia.