Just like with most prescription medications, Paxil side effects can potentially be quite serious. Although the most debilitating problems are rare, stomach bleeding, increased suicidal thoughts, seizures and other complications can occur. Do you want to take that chance?
Paxil is a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor, or SSRI, that is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder and related afflictions. What these medications try to do is balance the brain chemical serotonin, which can help to alleviate the symptoms of these disorders.
These medications certainly help many people. Zoloft, Lexapro, Wellbutrin and Celexa also fall under the same drug class, and together they account for millions of dollars in sales each year for their respective manufacturers. However, along with the people singing their praises, there are people suffering very serious complications from these medications. Many of these patients were not aware of the potential problems when they were prescribed these drugs.
Individuals who have taken Paxil have reported many different problems. The following are taken directly from the official Paxil web site (now the Glaxo Smithkline site):
Most Common Problems:
* Decreased Appetite
* Abnormal Vision
* Sexual Side Effects
Other Possible Issues:
Some of the precautions listed on the Paxil web site include the following:
Paxil should be used cautiously in patients with a history of mania.
Paxil should be used cautiously in patients with a history of seizures, and discontinued in patients who develop seizures.
Close supervision of high-risk (suicidal) patients should accompany initial drug therapy.
Several cases of hypernatremia (electrolyte imbalance) were reported, as well as gastrointestinal bleeding.
**LATEST UPDATE** We took a new look at this drug to see if there is any recent information available. A few years ago Paxil and other SSRIs were forced by the FDA to include a black box warning (the FDAs most severe warning) regarding the increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior in children and adolescents, as well as young adults.
There is currently a lawsuit in British Columbia against the manufacturers of Paxil where a mother is blaming the drug for her daughter being born with a hole in her heart. The lawyer claims there are over 200 children born with cardiovascular problems because their mothers were on the drug during pregnancy. A Supreme Court judge has ruled that the case can proceed...so let's see where that goes.
Many studies indicate that depression might be due to poor health of the neurotransmitters in your brain. Neurotransmitters are chemicals that are responsible for all of the processes in your body. Poor neurotransmitter health is a result of inadequate nutrients being delivered to your brain.
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As with all health supplements, results vary from person to person so be sure to consult your physician or qualified medical professional before taking any product for depression or related disorder.
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