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Paxil Side Effects

Common Paxil Side Effects

The most commonly reported Paxil side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Atrial Septal Defect (1274)
Anxiety (1196)
Dizziness (973)
Cardiac Murmur (812)
Depression (755)
Nausea (682)
Insomnia (645)
Headache (597)
Agitation (588)
Completed Suicide (547)
Aggression (505)
Suicidal Ideation (458)
Fatigue (412)
Ventricular Septal Defect (392)
Patent Ductus Arteriosus (389)
Feeling Abnormal (383)
Anger (362)
Suicide Attempt (357)
Irritability (354)
Cardiomegaly (344)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Side effects reports are analyzed to discover potential health product safety signals. Some important reactions may take an extremely long time to develop or occur infrequently. Continued monitoring of adverse reactions is thus essential to maintain a comprehensive safety and effectiveness profile of health products.

Paxil Side Effects Reported to FDA

The following Paxil reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


The appearance of Paxil on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.
Asthenia, Chills, Pyrexia
on Mar 10, 2014 Female from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED , 40 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Paxil. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Paxil side effects: asthenia, chills, pyrexia. Paxil dosage: Daily.
Associated medications used:
  • Humira
  • Lialda (Daily)


Dizziness, Confusional State, Lethargy, Malaise, Product Substitution Issue, Product Quality Issue
Patient was taking Paxil. Patient felt the following Paxil side effects: dizziness, confusional state, lethargy, malaise, product substitution issue, product quality issue on Feb 24, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 37 years of age, weighting 230.0 lb, . Paxil dosage: N/A.

Convulsion, Loss Of Consciousness, Disorientation, Somnolence, Urinary Incontinence, Blood Electrolytes Abnormal
Adverse event was reported on Jan 10, 2014 by a Female taking Paxil (Dosage: 20mg Per Day) was diagnosed with and. Location: CR , 47 years of age, After Paxil was administered, patient encountered several Paxil side effects: convulsion, loss of consciousness, disorientation, somnolence, urinary incontinence, blood electrolytes abnormal.

Thrombocytopenia
on Feb 13, 2014 Male from JP , 51 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Paxil. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Paxil side effects: thrombocytopenia. Paxil dosage: 20 Mg, Unk.


Sedation, Bradyphrenia, Somnolence, Blood Pressure Decreased, Decreased Appetite, Listless, Hypoaesthesia
on Dec 23, 2013 Female from JP , 83 years of age, weighting 90.39 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Paxil. Patient felt the following Paxil side effects: sedation, bradyphrenia, somnolence, blood pressure decreased, decreased appetite, listless, hypoaesthesia. Paxil dosage: 12.5mg Per Day.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Dogmatyl
  • Bufferin (81mg Per Day)
  • Coniel (4mg Per Day)
  • Isosorbide Mononitrate (40mg Twice Per Day)
  • Furosemide (20mg Per Day)
  • Wypax (.5mg Per Day)
  • Edirol (.75mg Per Day)
  • Sigmart (15mg Three Times Per Day)
Patient was hospitalized.

Cardiac Failure Chronic, Cardiac Arrest, Somnolence, Blunted Affect, Pleural Effusion, Cardiomegaly, Chest Discomfort, Hypoaesthesia, Decreased Activity
Patient was taking Paxil. After Paxil was administered, patient encountered several Paxil side effects: cardiac failure chronic, cardiac arrest, somnolence, blunted affect, pleural effusion, cardiomegaly, chest discomfort, hypoaesthesia, decreased activity on Dec 23, 2013 from JP Additional patient health information: Male , 88 years of age, weighting 101.4 lb, was diagnosed with and. Paxil dosage: 12.5mg Per Day.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Depas (.5mg Per Day)
  • Micardis (40mg Per Day)
  • Micardis (40mg Per Day)
  • Diart (30mg Per Day)
  • Diart (60mg Per Day)
  • Edirol (.75mcg Per Day)
  • Miya Bm (60mg Three Times Per Day)
  • Slow-k (600mg Per Day)
Patient was hospitalized.

Rhabdomyolysis, Grand Mal Convulsion, Fall, Dizziness, Ill-defined Disorder, Loss Of Consciousness, Myalgia, Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased, Pyrexia
Adverse event was reported on Dec 23, 2013 by a Male taking Paxil (Dosage: 20mg Per Day) was diagnosed with and. Location: JP , 27 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Paxil side effects: rhabdomyolysis, grand mal convulsion, fall, dizziness, ill-defined disorder, loss of consciousness, myalgia, blood creatine phosphokinase increased, pyrexia.
Associated medications used:
  • Seroquel (25mg Per Day)
  • Depas (225mg Per Day)
  • Desyrel (50mg Per Day)
Patient was hospitalized.

Suicide Attempt, Diabetes Mellitus, Screaming, Obesity, Hypertension, Euphoric Mood, Confusional State, Diarrhoea, Increased Appetite
on Jan 13, 2014 Male from JP , 26 years of age, weighting 308.6 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Paxil. Patient felt the following Paxil side effects: suicide attempt, diabetes mellitus, screaming, obesity, hypertension, euphoric mood, confusional state, diarrhoea, increased appetite. Paxil dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Lamictal (25mg Alternate Days)
  • Flunitrazepam
  • Vegetamin
  • Akineton
  • Neuleptil
  • Tegretol
  • Risperidone


Rectal Haemorrhage, Malaise, Dizziness, Photopsia
on Dec 19, 2013 Male from US , 63 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Paxil. After Paxil was administered, patient encountered several Paxil side effects: rectal haemorrhage, malaise, dizziness, photopsia. Paxil dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Viibryd
  • Losartan
  • Omeprazole
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Baby Aspirin
  • Multivitamin


Muscle Twitching, Tic, Headache
Patient was taking Paxil. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Paxil side effects: muscle twitching, tic, headache on Dec 11, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 28 years of age, weighting 175.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Paxil dosage: N/A.

Victim Of Homicide
Adverse event was reported on Dec 18, 2013 by a Female taking Paxil (Dosage: 37.5mg Per Day) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 51 years of age, Patient felt the following Paxil side effects: victim of homicide.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Xanax


Tremor, Muscular Weakness, Product Quality Issue
on Dec 02, 2013 Female from US , 57 years of age, weighting 143.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Paxil Cr. After Paxil was administered, patient encountered several Paxil side effects: tremor, muscular weakness, product quality issue. Paxil Cr dosage: 1 Tablet Once A Day, Once Daily, Taken By Mouth.

Anxiety, Insomnia, Decreased Appetite, Diarrhoea
on Nov 21, 2013 Female from JP , 43 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Paxil. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Paxil side effects: anxiety, insomnia, decreased appetite, diarrhoea. Paxil dosage: 12.5mg Per Day.
Associated medications used:
  • Dinagest
  • Wypax


Hepatic Function Abnormal, Malaise, Jaundice, Decreased Appetite, Blood Bilirubin Increased, Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased, Alanine Aminotransferase Increased, Gamma-glutamyltransferase Increased
Patient was taking Paxil. Patient felt the following Paxil side effects: hepatic function abnormal, malaise, jaundice, decreased appetite, blood bilirubin increased, aspartate aminotransferase increased, alanine aminotransferase increased, gamma-glutamyltransferase increased on Nov 21, 2013 from JP Additional patient health information: Female , 36 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Paxil dosage: 10mg Per Day. Patient was hospitalized.

Cardiac Failure, Dyspnoea, Brain Natriuretic Peptide Increased
Adverse event was reported on Dec 10, 2013 by a Female taking Paxil (Dosage: N/A) . Location: JP , 37 years of age, After Paxil was administered, patient encountered several Paxil side effects: cardiac failure, dyspnoea, brain natriuretic peptide increased.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Anafranil
  • Solanax
  • Dogmatyl


Delirium, Parkinsonism, Dyskinesia, Disorientation, Restlessness, Depressed Mood, Hypophagia
on Dec 04, 2013 Female from JP , 68 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Paxil. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Paxil side effects: delirium, parkinsonism, dyskinesia, disorientation, restlessness, depressed mood, hypophagia. Paxil dosage: 20mg Per Day. Patient was hospitalized.

Abdominal Discomfort, Urinary Tract Infection, Hypophagia
on Nov 18, 2013 Patient from JP , 80 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Paxil. Patient felt the following Paxil side effects: abdominal discomfort, urinary tract infection, hypophagia. Paxil dosage: 12.5mg Per Day. Patient was hospitalized.

Anxiety
Patient was taking Paxil. After Paxil was administered, patient encountered several Paxil side effects: anxiety on Oct 30, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 38 years of age, weighting 142.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Paxil dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Buspar


Hot Flush, Restlessness, Sleep Disorder
Adverse event was reported on Oct 28, 2013 by a Female taking Paxil Cr (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 51 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Paxil side effects: hot flush, restlessness, sleep disorder.

Completed Suicide
on Oct 24, 2013 Male from CR , 46 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Paxil Cr. Patient felt the following Paxil side effects: completed suicide. Paxil Cr dosage: N/A.

Myoclonus, Pyrexia
on Oct 22, 2013 Female from JP , 66 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Paxil. After Paxil was administered, patient encountered several Paxil side effects: myoclonus, pyrexia. Paxil dosage: 25mg Per Day.

Syncope, Convulsion
Patient was taking Paxil. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Paxil side effects: syncope, convulsion on Oct 07, 2013 from JM Additional patient health information: Male , 25 years of age, . Paxil dosage: 20mg Per Day. Patient was hospitalized and became disabled.

Hallucination, Cognitive Disorder, Thinking Abnormal, Accidental Overdose
Adverse event was reported on Oct 09, 2013 by a Female taking Paxil (Dosage: 25mg Per Day) was diagnosed with and. Location: JP , 84 years of age, Patient felt the following Paxil side effects: hallucination, cognitive disorder, thinking abnormal, accidental overdose.

Surgery
on Sep 27, 2013 Female from US , 62 years of age, was treated with Paxil. After Paxil was administered, patient encountered several Paxil side effects: surgery. Paxil dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Brain Neoplasm Malignant, Surgery
on Sep 25, 2013 Female from US , 54 years of age, was treated with Paxil Cr. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Paxil side effects: brain neoplasm malignant, surgery. Paxil Cr dosage: N/A.

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    Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    Alternative PAXIL Names:PAROXETIN

    Active Ingredient: PAROXETIN

    Paxil Dosage, Warnings, Usage.

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 10217

    Paxil safety alerts: 2006 2005 2004

    Reported deaths: 842

    Reported hospitalizations: 3542

    Paxil (paroxetine hydrochloride) Tablets and Oral Suspension

    Paxil (paroxetine hydrochloride) Tablets and Oral Suspension
    Paxil CR (paroxetine hydrochloride) Controlled-Release Tablets

    Audience: Neuropsychiatric and other healthcare professionals
    [Posted 05/12/2006] GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and FDA notified healthcare professionals of changes to the Clinical Worsening and Suicide Risk subsection of the WARNINGS section in the prescribing Information for Paxil and Paxil CR. These labeling changes relate to adult patients, particularly those who are younger adults.

    A recent meta-analysis conducted of suicidal behavior and ideation in placebo-controlled clinical trials of paroxetine in adult patients with psychiatric disorders including Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), other depression and non-depression disorders. Results of this analysis showed a higher frequency of suicidal behavior in young adults treated with paroxetine compared with placebo. Further, in the analysis of adults with MDD (all ages), the frequency of suicidal behavior was higher in patients treated with paroxetine compared with placebo. This difference was statistically significant; however, as the absolute number and incidence of events are small, these data should be interpreted with caution. All of the reported events of suicidal behavior in the adult patients with MDD were non-fatal suicide attempts, and the majority of these attempts (8 of 11) were in younger adults aged 18-30. These MDD data suggest that the higher frequency observed in the younger adult population across psychiatric disorders may extend beyond the age of 24.

    It is important that all patients, especially young adults and those who are improving, receive careful monitoring during paroxetine therapy regardless of the condition being treated.

    [May 2006 - Dear Healthcare Professional letter - GlaxoSmithKline]

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