Wednesday, August 12, 2009

10 Most Common Side Effects of Paxil

Paxil is an antidepressant belonging to the family of drugs called Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors or SSRIs. It is indicated for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Dosing schedules vary depending on the individual and the illness being treated.

There are however side effects that you should be aware of before taking Paxil. Below, for your reference, I have listed the 10 most common side effects associated with this drug--side effects which were noted in people taking Paxil for Major Depressive Disorder:

1. Asthenia

2. Sweating

3. Nausea

4. Increased Sweating

5. Sexual Dysfunction

6. Dizziness

7. Insomnia

8. Tremors

9. Somnolence

10. Anxiety

There have been more serious side effects reported with the use of Paxil as well. Talk to your doctor about any of your concerns before starting a Paxil regimen.


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Paxil Lawyers said...

Weighing the pros and cons on taking Paxil, the horrible side effects seem to overshadow of what it is suppose to be of purpose. Instead of treating certain psychological disorders, it somehow worsen the condition.

Aside from the those listed in this article, the side effects of Paxil also includes increased thoughts of suicide, and complications for those with pre-existing heart conditions. It also causes birth defects on babies whose moms were taking paxil during pregnancy.

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