Paxil Side Effects

The documented risks of these drugs are provided so the public can make informed, educated decisions. Paxil is a newer antidepressant drug. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns that antidepressants can cause suicidal thinking and behavior in children and young adults. Paxil is also known as Aropax, Aroxat, Daparox, Deroxat, Motivan, Optipar, Paroxat, Paroxedura, Paroxetina, Paroxetine, Paxetil, Paxil CR, Pexeva, Sereupin, Seroxat, Tagonis.

Please note: No one should attempt to get off of psychiatric drugs without doctor’s supervision. To help find medical practitioners in your area, click here.



Paxil Drug Warnings:

There have been 41 drug regulatory agency warnings from seven countries (United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and Germany) and the European Union. These include the following (note that some warnings cite more than one side effect, so the list below may not be equal to the total number of warnings):

21 warnings on Paxil causing suicidal thoughts/behavior/risk
11 warnings on Paxil causing birth defects
5 warnings on Paxil causing hostility/aggression
4 warnings on Paxil causing anxiety
4 warnings on Paxil causing self-harm
2 warnings on Paxil causing death

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Paxil Drug Studies:

There have been 42 studies in nine countries (Netherlands, Iceland, Norway, United States, Finland, Canada, Denmark, United Kingdom and Sweden). These include the following (note that some studies cite more than one side effect, so the list below may not be equal to the total number of studies):

12 studies on Paxil causing suicidal thoughts/behaviors/risk/attempts
11 studies on Paxil causing birth defects
3 studies on Paxil causing violence
3 studies on Paxil causing death
3 studies on Paxil causing abnormal bleeding
1 study on Paxil causing sexual dysfunction
1 study on Paxil causing mania

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Top Reactions for All Ages: There have been 25,827 adverse reactions reported to the US FDA in connection with Paxil.

The FDA estimates that less than 1% of all serious events are ever reported to it, so the actual number of side effects occurring are most certainly higher.

  • 6,250 cases of drug withdrawal syndrome
  • 2,778 cases of dizziness
  • 2,361 cases of anxiety
  • 2,333 cases of nausea
  • 2,154 cases of the drug being ineffective
  • 1,973 cases of suicidal ideation
  • 1,752 cases of headache
  • 1,675 cases of paraethesia (abnormal sensation, as prickling, itching)
  • 1,628 cases of congenital anomalies (birth defects)
  • 1,612 cases of insomnia


Documented Side Effects of Paxil:
Source: Physicians Desk Reference, National Institutes of Health’s Medline Plus, and/or the drug label.

Abnormal bleeding or bruising
Blurred vision
Confusion
Difficulty breathing
Difficulty concentrating
Fainting
Forgetfulness
Hallucinations
Hives
Insomnia
Irregular heartbeat

Irregular heartbeat
Nervousness
Numbness or tingling in your hands, feet, arms, or legs
Peeling or blistering of skin
Seizure
Severe muscle stiffness or twitching
Sudden muscle twitching or jerking that you cannot control

Suicidality
Swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
Tremor
Unsteady walking that may cause falling
Unusual dreams
Weight loss or gain



Note: Side effects of psychiatric drugs can persist for months, if not years, after stopping them.
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This brochure is a simple guide that documents the dangerous and deadly side effects of the drugs prescribed to millions of men, women and children diagnosed with bogus mental disorders.