Paxil Side Effects
Paxil (paroxetine hydrochloride) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant marketed by GlaxoSmithKline.
Paxil is approved to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).
It has been used off-label to treat bipolar disorder, chronic headache, hot flashes, compulsive gambling, and diabetic neuropathy.
Paxil CR is the controlled release verson of Paxil, meaning it is released slowly into the body for continuous effect.
According to the official Paxil website, common side effects may include nausea, infection, diarrhea, dry mouth, injury, constipation, sleepiness, increased appetite, sexual side effects, tremor, nervousness, yawning, sweating, weakness, abnormal vision, or insomnia.
More serious side effects may include suicidal thoughts, worsening depression, or severe changes in mood or behavior.
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